Fan Favorite City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game to be held Tuesday, June 7
at First Tennessee Park in Nashville

Tickets On Sale Now at


A fan favorite event and long-standing tradition of CMA Music Festival, City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Game will be striking out cancer on Tuesday, June 7 at 3p.m. from First Tennessee Park in Nashville.

The event, which has featured some of Country Music’s biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Scotty McCreery, Vince Gill and many more, takes to the field for its 26th year in support of City of Hope’s lifesaving mission.

Tickets for City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Game are on sale now at Ticketmaster  at The full line-up of celebrity players stepping up to the plate on the Grand Ole Opry and iHeart Country teams will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are very excited that the game has moved to Tuesday, once again helping to kick off the CMA Music Festival week of activities,” said Rick Murray, vice president of integrated marketing and promotions for Premiere Networks/iHeart Media.  “The entire iHeart Country team looks forward to continuing this 26-year tradition of fun, entertainment and most importantly a way for us to raise awareness and money to help City of Hope with their important work!”

“What a great way to begin a week of Opry and CMA Music Festival fun,” said Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. “We always love to walk away from the game with bragging rights, but also keep our eye on the ball and know that the real winner is the fight against cancer.”

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Researchers and doctors at the institution quickly transform scientific discoveries into better treatments and prevention strategies for people around the world. Support from the Nashville community and its country music artists directly benefit City of Hope’s mission to find cures for cancer.

Tickets for the game can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Those not able to attend the game can still support the cause. A variety of unique merchandise and experiences, including meet-and-greets with the hottest artists, will be available for bid at The proceeds will benefit City of Hope’s mission to eradicate cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit or follow City of Hope on facebook, twitter, youtube or flickr.