Sara Evans to Play ABC Stage at Music Fest

ABC DAYTIME AND SOAPNET’S SOAP NATION TOUR MAKES STOP AT THE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, JUNE 12 AND 13
Network Talent, Including Cameron Mathison, Kassie DePavia and Laura Wright to Appear as Part of Weekend’s Festivities

Nashville is the next stop for ABC Daytime and SOAPnet’s Soap Nation Tour where actors from all three soaps, “All My Children” (AMC), “One Life to Live” (OLTL) and “General Hospital” (GH), will be integrated into the “ABC All Star Block Party” festivities at the CMA Music Festival June 12 and 13. Soap Nation is an ongoing initiative to bring the stars to more fans in more cities more often.

ABC Daytime talent confirmed to attend the “ABC All Star Block Party,” hosted by “All My Children’s” Cameron Mathison, includes Bobbie Eakes and Thorsten Kaye also from “All My Children,” Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva and Bree Williamson from “One Life to Live,” and Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Rebecca Herbst, Kimberly McCullough, Greg Vaughan and Laura Wright from “General Hospital.” The talent will sign autographs, participate in Q&A sessions, introduce musical performances and mingle with the fans. Talent is subject to change.

There will be plenty of music too, courtesy of the Divas of Daytime: Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva and Bobbie Eakes, who are performing country and southern rock favorites at the “ABC All Star Block Party” on Friday and Saturday. In addition, multi-platinum country music superstar Sara Evans will headline the evening with a performance from 4 to 5pm at the “ABC All Star Block Party’s” Main Stage on June 13.

Annually producing over 1000 hours of original programming, ABC Daytime consists of “The View,” “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital,” and consistently ranks as one of the top lineups among the key demographic of Women 18-49. In addition, “General Hospital” holds the record of 10 Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama.

SOAPnet owns the world of character-driven soapy drama, from daytime and primetime soaps, to reality shows and movies. The network features same-day episodes of popular daytime dramas including "All My Children," "Days of our Lives," "One Life to Live," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless"; favorite primetime series "The O.C.," "One Tree Hill" and "Beverly Hills 90210"; and original programs including "Greg Behrendt’s Wake Up Call," "Being Erica," "MVP" and "General Hospital: Night Shift." Wrapped in a 24-hour environment, SOAPnet is the one destination for stories focused on real emotions and revealing truths about intriguing yet flawed characters.

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