CMA Music Festival
June 11-14, 2015
Every summer, thousands of country music fans from all over the world move in to Nashville for four days to experience CMA Music Festival - four days of music from hundreds of artists including live concerts, meet & greets, autograph signings, celebrity sporting events, and more.
It's The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience!
Stop by Fan Fair X to meet some of your favorite stars, witness the nightly concerts at LP Field, check out the free daily concerts happening downtown, and make sure you know about the events around town for the 2015 CMA Music Festival in Nashville.
Reservations are still open for accommodations in Downtown Nashville and surrounding neighborhoods and areas. Whether you're coming to CMA Music Festival for the Nightly Concerts and Fan Fair X or you're coming for the countless free concerts all over downtown, you'll need a place to rest your head after all that amazing live music. Book your room today before they fill up.
There is so much FREE music at CMA Music Festival, you don't even need a ticket to catch some great concerts! There was seven stages throughout Downtown Nashville hosting FREE live music each day during the 2014 CMA Music Festival. AND Hunter Hayes & Dan + Shay played surprise shows that were FREE in front of Nashville attractions like Schermerhorn Symphony Center (pictured to the right). You just never know what might happening during CMA Fest in Music City.
Below you can see the 2015 Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, Bud Light Plaza Stage, Belk Park Stage, Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage, Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe, and BMI Tailgate Party lineups and stay tuned for more announcements. Once the rest of the stages are announced we will update this page. So, come back & come back often.
Chevrolet Riverfront Stage
The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is the epicenter of daytime music with a must-see lineup that includes:
Aaron Watson, Ashley Monroe, Big Smo, Canaan Smith, Cassadee Pope, Charles Esten, Chase Rice, Clay Walker, Craig Campbell, Craig Wayne Boyd, Dan + Shay, Darryl Worley, Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, Gary Allan, Jack Ingram, Jason Michael Carroll, Kellie Pickler, Kristian Bush, Lonestar, Lorrie Morgan, Maddie & Tae, Maggie Rose, Montgomery Gentry, Parmalee, Phil Vassar, RaeLynn, Restless Heart, Rodney Atkins, Scotty McCreery, Tanya Tucker, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, and Thompson Square.
Bud Light Plaza Stage
Located just outside Bridgestone Arena is the Bud Light Plaza Stage blaring the tunes for all to hear. This year's lineup includes:
A Thousand Horses, Ashley Campbell, Brooke Eden, Brothers Osbourne, Bucky Covington, Cam, Casey Donahew Band, Chris Janson, Clare Dunn, Dallas Smith, David Fanning, David Lee Murphy, Dean Alexander, Deana Carter, Drake White & The Big Fire, Gwen Sebastian, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jana Kramer, JT Hodges, Keith Anderson, Kelleigh Bannen, Kelsea Ballerini, LoCash, Love & Theft, Marshall Tucker Band, Michael Ray, Mo Pitney, Natalie Stovall & The Drive, Native Run, Ruthie Collins, Steven Lee Olsen, Striking Matches, The Grascals, The Lacs, Trick Pony, and William Michael Morgan.
Head on over to the Belk Park Stage, in between the Hilton Suites and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, to catch some rest on a hammock, play a game of cornhole, and hear great live music. The lineup includes:
Adam Craig, Amber Hayes, Austin Webb, Blackjack Billy, Chris Carmack, Chuck Wicks, Dylan Scott, Friends of Lola, Greg Bates, Haley & Michaels, Home Free, Jackie Lee, Jeff Bates, Joey Hyde, John King, Kentucky Headhunters, Lanco, Laura Bell Bundy, Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell, Lucas Hoge, Lyndsey Highlander, Mac Powell, Mark Collie, Outshyne, Rainey Qualley, Rick Monroe, Ryan Kinder, Stella James, Sunny Sweeney, Tate Stevens, The Cleverlys, The Henningsens, The Steeldrivers, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks, and Waterloo Revival.
BMI Tailgate Party
This beautiful stage is perfect for getting ready for the nightly concerts, as it is located just outside Gates 8 and 9 of LP Field. The lineup includes:
Bri Bagwell, Caitlyn Smith, Charlie Worsham, Chris Lane, Danielle Bradbery, DJ DU, Emi Sunshine, Haley Georgia, Hannah Baylock, Josh Dorr, Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Mitch Roselle, Mitchell Tenpenny, Muddy Magnolias, Rhett Akins, Sammy Arriaga, Sonia Leigh, Sundy Best, Tucker Beathard, and Will Hoge.
Witness the newest must-see acts in Country Music at the Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage between Third and Fourth Avenue. Check out the lineup:
Amanda Watkins, Ashla Taylor, Brad Blackburn, Brett Young, Bryson Jennings, Carlton Anderson, Chancie Neal, Chris Bandi, Chris Cavanaugh, CJ Solar, Clampett, David Ray, Devin Clemons, Dexter Roberts, Erica Nicole, Hailey Whitters, Hannah Dasher, Hunter Phelps, Jacob Davis, Jameson Rodgers, Jesse Keith Whitley, Jeston Cade, Joe Hall, Josh Mirenda, Joshua Okeefe, Kalisa Ewing, Lauren Jenkins, Leslie Cours Mather, Loving Mary, Luke Bell, Mary Sarah, Matt Mason, Megan & Liz, Mitchell Lee, Nick Strums, Patrick Thomas, Rachel Holder, Rose Falcon and the Van Lears, Ryan Griffin, Steve Clawson, The Brothers Roberson, The Shuggah Pies, and Venessa Bransan.
Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe
At Nashville's own Hard Rock Cafe is the Gildan Broadway Stage blaring the music you want to here. See the lineup:
Aaron Parker, Adam Sanders, Ben Gallaher, Branch & Dean, Brandon Lay, Brent Rupard, Brian Davis, Brooke Hogan, Cole Taylor, Courtney Cole, Drew Baldridge, Erik Dylan, Exile, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, Halfway to Hazard, Jason Powell, Jaida Dreyer, John & Jacob, John Wesley Satterfield, Jon Langston, Justin Adams, Kristen Kelly, MamaDear, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, McKenzies Mill, Michael Taylor, Michaelis, Mike Ryan, Mockingbird, Old Southern, Randy Montana, Ray Scott, Sam Grow, Smithfield, Stephanie Quayle, and The Cains.
Visitor Center Stage
Step out of the heat and into the air-conditioning. The Nashville Visitor Center, inside the Bridgestone Arena. Step inside, cool off, listen to the free live music, and do a little Music City shopping!
Fan Fair X (FFX) is filled to the roof with Artist-Fan Connections, Performance Stages, Fan Fair History Walk, Shopping, Daily Entertainment, and Artist and Country Artifacts. Fan Fair X admission is included with all CMA Music Festival 4-day tickets. Single-day Fan Fair X Tickets can also be purchased for $10 per day. And for the first time, fans can purchase a Fan Fair X Ticket Package for $39.95 that includes a 4-day pass to Fan Fair X and a general admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (good for single-day admission, valid until December 31, 2015).
The stars come out at night. Each night, LP Field lights up with Nightly Concerts from some of your favorite artists. The 2015 CMA Music Festival's lineup includes:
Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, Cole & Swindell, Alan Jackson, Oak Ridge Boys, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Wynonna and Thomas Rhett!
Come early and stay late. Music City has lots going on before, during, and after the Festival.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is typically busy with happenings all week and weekend long, the annual Kick-Off Concert and Block Party increase the excitement, and the CMT Awards honor the stars.
Sunday, June 7
@ Public Square Park: National Cancer Survivors Day at Survivorville
Monday, June 8
@ Wildhorse Saloon: Darius Rucker & Friends benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital
Tuesday, June 9
@ Grand Ole Opry House: Opry Plaza Party and Grand Ole Opry w/Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Easton Corbin, Del McCoury Band, & more
@ Ryman Auditorium: Stars for Second Harvest w/Craig Wiseman & Friends feat. Dierks Bentley, Charles Eston, and Lennon & Maisy
Wednesday, June 10
@ Chevrolet Riverfront Stage: CMA Music Festival Free Kick-Off Concert w/A Thousand Horses, Greg Bates, LoCash, Old Dominion, James Otto, Canaan Smith, Clare Dunn, and more
@ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (June 10-14): Music Fest at the Hall: Concerts, Exhibits, Films, and Autograph Signings
@ Bridgestone Arena: CMT Music Awards
@ Wildhorse Saloon: A Night with Legends feat. The Oak Ridge Boys, Mickey Gilley, David Frizzel Eddy Raven, T. Graham Brown, Lorrie Morgan, & more
@ Ryman Auditorium: Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam
Friday, June 12
@ City Winery: The Concert for Love and Acceptance w/Ty Herndon, Melinda Doolittle, Shelly Fairchild, Billy Gilman, Jennifer Knapp, Jamie O'Neal, and more
@ Grand Ole Opry House: Grand Ole Opry w/Charley Pride, Joe Diffie, Mel Tillis, Mickey Gilley, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
Saturday, June 13
@ First Tennessee Park: City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game
@ Ryman Auditorium: Opry at the Ryman Matinee w/Chris Janson, Kristian Bush, Morgan Evans, & more
Sunday, June 14
@ Grand Ole Opry House: Sunday Mornin' Country hosted by Brenda Lee
Check out more events happening in Nashville during CMA Fest Week.
Did You Know?
- The 2012 festival brought 71,000 fans from all 50 states and 24 countries to Nashville to see 450 artists perform for more than 200 hours of concerts.
- The first CMA Music Festival was called Fan Fair in 1972 and brought 5,000 fans to Municipal Auditorium. Roy Acuff, Tom T. Hall, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb and others performed.
- The 1974 Fan Fair saw the last performance together of Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner.
- What is now the Celebrity Softball Tournament began in 1975 as the Fan Fair Softball Tournament.
- Fan Fair moved to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in 1982.
- In 1996, Garth Brooks signed autographs for 23 hours with no breaks!
- Waylon Jennings' final Fan Fair appearance was in 1999.
- In 2001, Fan Fair moves to downtown Nashville.
- Fan Fair became CMA Music Festival in 2004.
- The now annual Kick-Off Parade and Block Party began in 2005.
- Artists that perform at CMA Music Festival do so free of charge. Proceeds from the event benefit Keep the Music Playing, funding school music programs. $7.6 million has been donated to date.
Check out how much fun we had at CMA Music Festival in 2014 with our #CMAFest 2014 CMA Music Festival Facebook album, and start making plans to be here for the 2015 Festival!