CMA Music Festival
June 9-12, 2016
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.
Don't miss the 2016 CMA Music Festival!
Regular CMA Fest tickets are sold out, but you can still go by purchasing these exclusive CMA Music Festival Ticket/Hotel Packages!
Ticket Packages include a 4-night stay at your choice of participating hotel and 4-day CMA Music Festival passes. Book online or call 800-657-6910 to purchase.
Packages are available with the following ticket levels:
Very limited quantities of the following packages remain; call 615-259-4724, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm/c, to purchase.
- Club Level Package
- Club Premium Level Package
- Upper Level Package
- Lower Premium Level Package
- Main Floor Level Package
Gold Circle Package - Sold Out!
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 Nissan Stadium, check out the free daily concerts happening downtown, and make sure you know about the events around town for the 2016 CMA Music Festival in Nashville.
You Don't Need a Ticket to Enjoy CMA Fest!
Tickets are only needed for the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium and for access to Fan Fair X. But there are 4 DAYS OF FREE LIVE MUSIC all over downtown Nashville as part of CMA Music Festival. The music plays on the streets, at the parks, and in the clubs - and it's all free. Now's the time to plan your trip. Rooms fill fast for the Fest. Book your room today.
Check out how much fun we had at CMA Music Festival in 2015 with our #CMAFest 2015 CMA Music Festival Facebook album, and start making plans to be here for the 2016 Festival!
The stars come out at night. Each night, Nissan Stadium lights up with Nightly Concerts from some of your favorite artists. Tickets are sold out but we still have hotel/ticket packages! Book yours while they last.
Thursday, June 9: Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, and The Oak Ridge Boys (National Anthem)
Friday, June 10: Clint Black, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams, Jr., and Frankie Ballard (National Anthem)
Saturday, June 11: Florida Georgia Line, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Chris Young, and Marshall Tucker Band (National Anthem)
Sunday, June 12: Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Exile, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Ray Stevens (National Anthem)
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, $10 a day, or $25 for four days. Purchase Fan Fair X tickets.
There is so much FREE music at CMA Music Festival, you don't even need a ticket to catch some great concerts! There were seven stages throughout Downtown Nashville hosting FREE live music each day during the 2015 CMA Music Festival.
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!
The Riverfront Stage is the epicenter of daytime music with a must-see lineup that includes:
Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Cam, Chase Bryant, Rodney Atkins, Terri Clark, Charles Esten, Tyler Farr, Jana Kramer, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Lewis, LOCASH, Love and Theft, #NashvilleJuly4 performers Maddie & Tae, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, Lorrie Morgan, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, The Cadillac Three, Thompson Square, Phil Vassar, and more. See the more.
Head on over to the 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:
Lauren Alaina, Keith Anderson, Drew Baldridge, Tucker Beathard, Big Smo, Kristian Bush, Ashley Campbell, Chris Carmack, Jason Michael Carroll, Luke Combs, Crowder, Russell Dickerson, Drake White and The Big Fire, Clare Dunn, Lindsay Ell, Emerson Drive, Andy Griggs, Mickey Guyton, Halfway to Hazard, Ty Herndon, JT Hodges, Jack Ingram, Ryan Kinder, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Mo Pitney, RaeLynn, Julie Roberts, Maggie Rose, Native Run, Aubrie Sellers, The Sheepdogs, Lucie Silvas, Jamie Lynn Spears, The Swon Brothers, Josh Thompson, Tara Thompson, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills, and Brett Young.
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:
Sammy Arriaga, Ryan Beaver, Craig Wayne Boyd, Courtney Cole, Ruthie Collins, Adam Craig, Jacob Davis, Cale Dodds, Ben Gallaher, Haley Georgia, Ryan Griffin, Levi Hummon, Brett Kissel, Jon Langston, Brandon Lay, Lucy Angel, MamaDear, Walker McGuire, Carly Pearce, Sister C, Cole Taylor, The Railers, Walker County, Waterloo Revival, and Carter Winter
Events around town
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 Grand Ole Opry features your favorite stars, the annual Kick-Off Concert and Block Party increase the excitement, the CMT Awards honor the stars, Marty Stuart plays a Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium, and celebrities step up to the plate at the annual Celebrity Softball Challenge.
Did You Know?
- 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.
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