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CMA Fest Returns To Downtown Nashville June 6-9

by Cass Teague
Enjoy CMA Fest June 6-9 in downtown Nashville.

The longest-running Country Music festival in the world is back in town! The 51st CMA Fest runs Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9 in downtown Nashville. After a record year for Country Music, CMA Fest is an event like no other for music fans. From free outdoor performances throughout downtown Nashville to can’t-miss lineups at Nissan Stadium and Ascend Amphitheater, you can catch hundreds of artists across 10 stages throughout the four-day festival, and experience many unique activations along Nashville’s iconic Broadway.

Returning for a second year, the incomparable, Grammy Award-winning Tennessee State University marching band, The Aristocrat of Bands, will welcome CMA Fest fans to Nashville Thursday morning as they march across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

Global superstar Dolly Parton will kick off Fan Fair X on Thursday morning, welcoming Country Music fans from around the world to take part in a very special conversation on the CMA Close Up Stage. Miss Parton’s All Access! Pop Up Experience will be open every day at Fan Fair X, which has a variety of unique festival vendors and activities inside Music City Center, where Meet and Greets, Music, Merch and more come together, all in the comfort of air-conditioning. On the Spotlight Stage inside Fan Fair X, Color Me Country will host a writer’s round featuring Alyssia Dominguez, O.N.E The Duo, David Unlayao and Michael B. Whit.Four-day and single day tickets for Fan Fair X are available now.

Nightly shows at Nissan Stadium feature big stars in Country Music. Terri Clark, Craig Morgan, Josh Turner and Gretchen Wilson will open the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium for Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Megan Moroney, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, The War And Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, Old Dominion and Bailey Zimmerman, along with special performances from Shaboozey, Brittney Spencer and Jackson Dean. The venue’s Platform Stage will feature Tanner Adell, Chapel Hart, Dasha, Wyatt Flores, Dylan Gossett, Dylan Marlowe, Puddin (K. Michelle) and Zach Top. Single night tickets start at $84 per night.

Taking the Chevy Riverfront Stage are hitmakers like BRELAND, Colbie Caillat, The War And Treaty, and others. The Dr Pepper Amp Stage at Ascend Park offers Mickey Guyton, Brittney Spencer, and others. Hitting the Good Molecules Reverb Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza are various artists, and The Hard Rock Stage returns with daytime and nighttime performances, free and open to the public. Ascend Amphitheater offers three nights of electrifying performances at their open-air venue. Outdoor stages are free and open to the public, and artist lineups are subject to change.

CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with hundreds of artists donating their time to perform so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation.

This is the 21st consecutive year CMA has produced a summer music program to be broadcast as a network television special on ABC. Be sure to check your local listings for the broadcast date of the 2024 CMA Music Fest Special, which should air sometime in mid-July on ABC and HULU.

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