Jelly Roll and Garth Brooks are among the artists who will participate in the inaugural Billboard Country Live in Concert.
Jelly Roll is the headliner and Nate Smith will open the concert, which will take place June 6 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville.
The next day, Billboard is hosting its first Billboard Country Live in Conversation, a one-day ticketed conference for fans and industry insiders. It starts with an intimate Q&A with Brooks; it will also feature several other sessions featuring top country acts discussing the most current issues in country music.
Other artists participating in the event include Carly Pearce, Bailey Zimmerman, Brian Kelley, Lauren Alaina, Megan Moroney and Lady A’s Hillary Scott.
“We are thrilled to launch the first year of Billboard Country Live with acts that have something to say and sing,” said Melinda Newman, executive editor of Billboard, West Coast and Nashville. “From Jelly Roll performances in a small setting to discussions with some of the biggest names in the country, it’s our privilege to highlight the tremendous talent that thrives in Nashville with top-notch programming that we hope will bring people back for the coming years.”
Billboard Country Live in Conversation on June 7 will also feature a Q&A with Jelly Roll, as well as a Women of Country panel featuring Scott, Pearce, Lily Rose and Madeline Edwards.
Zimmerman and Moroney will be joined on the Future of Country panel by Smith and Priscilla Block.
Additionally, with the CMA Fest kicking off June 8, a panel celebrating the festival’s 50th anniversary will feature artists spanning the event’s half-century, including Kelley, Alaina, Terri Clark, and Bill Anderson .
The event will also take a look behind the music of Yellowstone, featuring Dani Rose of Honey County, artist manager Brian Schwartz of 7s management and the show’s music supervisor Andrea von Foerster. During the songwriter-in-the-round session, Jessie Jo Dillon, Nicolle Galyon and Chase McGill perform their hit songs and tell the stories behind their creations.
Other names have yet to be announced and programming is subject to change.
Country Live in Concert and Country Live in Conversation are presented in partnership with Carnival Cruise Line.
Tickets for both events go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. CT at live.billboard.com.