The CMA Music Festival is quite possibly the largest annual country music festival held in the heart of Music City itself – Nashville, Tennessee.
This four-day event is jam-packed with country music for any generation, showcasing the biggest names of country music as well as new, up and coming artists on the rise. Performances take place throughout each day of the festival at various times and stages, so you’d want to be sure to have the schedule of events to catch your favorites.
There are three stages to watch the various concert performances – smaller acts kick off each day of the event on the Budweiser Forever Country Stage and Chevy Riverfront Stage, while the larger acts perform mainly during the night slots at Nissan Stadium.
CMA Festival Preview
Starting off with Day 1, this year’s Thursday lineup contains daytime performances by familiar groups like Eli Young Band, Montgomery Gentry, and Lee Brice along with others on the smaller stages, while big names Kane Brown, Brothers Osbourne, Rascal Flatts, and Florida Georgia Line take the stage for the evening at Nissan Stadium.
Kicking off Friday’s performances, you’ll see A Thousand Horses, Maddie & Tae, and Hunter Hayes just to name a few, and then Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, and Carrie Underwood take on Nissan Stadium.
Saturday brings you Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, High Valley, Jerrod Niemann and much more for daytime performances. Saturday night you’ll be able to catch Miranda Lambert with the Pistol Annies, Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, and Tim McGraw.
Wrapping up the festival on Sunday, Granger Smith, Tyler Farr, RaeLynn, Walker Hayes are just a small handful of performances that will be taking place during the day. To top it all off, Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, and Luke Bryan bring the four-day festival to a close on the Nissan Stadium stage.
The artists performing at the CMA Music Festival are donating their time to benefit the CMA Foundation, with proceeds from this festival going towards music education for kids.
Aside from a vast number of shows and performances, fans also have the opportunity to attend autograph sessions and meet and greet sessions with their favorite artists inside Music City Center.
With so many other notable attractions in the surrounding area, including the historical Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Johnny Cash Museum, and countless restaurants and country bars, there’s no better time to visit Music City and capture all it has to offer.
This year’s CMA Music Festival will be one to remember! Don’t miss your chance to experience the festival live in person.
CMA Music Festival – June 6-9
Nissan Stadium – Nashville, TN
Thu – Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, Kane Brown, Brothers Osbourne, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line
Fri – Maddie & Tae, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Carrie Underwood
Sat – Ashley McBryde, Miranda Lambert/Pistol Annies, Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Tim McGraw
Sun – Tyler Farr, Walker Hayes, Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan