June 7-10, 2018
Every summer, thousands of country music fans from all over the world move in to Nashville for four days to experience CMA Fest - four days of music from hundreds of artists including live concerts, meet & greets, autograph signings, celebrity sporting events, and more.
Hotel rooms still available! Book your room before they sell out.
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CMA Fest Lineups Announced!
Lineups for four CMA Fest stages have been announced. Performers are shown below, with many more to come! Read the press release for full details.
Nashville's CMA Fest Guide
#CMAFest is The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience!
CMA Fest, in Nashville, is 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, and check out the free daily concerts happening downtown.
The stars come out at night. Each night, Nissan Stadium lights up with Nightly Concerts from some of your favorite artists. The 2018 CMA Fest's lineup includes:
Thursday: Charles Esten, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne, Jason Aldean
Friday: Charley Pride, Brett Young, Luke Combs, Blake Shelton, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood
Saturday: Lee Ann Womack, Jon Pardi, Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban
Sunday: Ricky Skaggs, Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan
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 Fest 4-day tickets. Single Day passes also available.
There is so much FREE music at CMA Fest, you don't even need a ticket to catch some great concerts! There will be multiple stages throughout Downtown Nashville hosting FREE live music each day during the 2018 CMA Fest. The lineups are being announced so check back, and check back often.
The Riverfront Stage is the epicenter of daytime music with a must-see lineup that includes:
Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, Scotty McCreery, Easton Corbin, CAM, Eric Paslay, Hunter Hayes, Gavin DeGraw, LANCO, Parmalee, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Farr, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, LOCASH and many more. See more.
Head on over to the Breakout Stage at Music City Walk of Fame Park, in between the Hilton Nashville Downtown and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, to catch some rest, play games, and hear great live music. The lineup includes:
Charlie Worsham, Drew Baldridge, Runaway June, Maggie Rose, Waterloo Revival, The Wild Feathers, Love and Theft, Steve Moakler, Trent Harmon, Sister Hazel, Luke Pell, Big Smo, Jerrod Niemann, ad many more. Take a look at the full lineup.
Budweiser Forever Country Stage
The Budweiser Forever Country Stage is back and located on the lawn area behind Ascend Amphitheater. The lineup includes:
Billy Dean, Little Texas, Lonestar, Terri Clark, Lorrie Morgan, Ty Herndon, Heidi Newfield, Darryl Worley, Lee Roy Parnell, Tracy Lawrence, Andy Griggs, Mark Wills, Joe Diffie, David Ball, BlackHawk, and more. Take a look at the full lineup.
Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage
The Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater has nightly free live music under the night sky at Nashville's state-of-the-art venue:
Chase Bryant, Craig Campbell, Lindsay Ell, Everette, Chase Rice, Runaway June, Granger Smith, Lee Brice, Clare Dunn, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae, Drake White and The Big Fire, Cole Swindell, Cale Dodds, Morgan Evans, Michael Ray, and Tegan Marie. Take a look at the full lineup.
Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe
At Nashville's own Hard Rock Cafe is the Maui Jim Broadway Stage blaring the music you want to hear. See the lineup:
Adam Craig, Ray Fulcher, Trea Landon, Drew Parker, Faren Rachels, Payton Smith, 17 Memphis, Ryan Beaver, Logan Brill, Brennley Brown, Austin Burke, Davisson Brothers Band, Travis Denning, Jeffrey East, Hannah Ellis, FILMORE, Noah Guthrie, Levi Hummon, Brett Kissel, Tegan Marie, Josh Mirenda, Hudson Moore, Hayley Orrantia, Meghan Patrick, Stephanie Quayle, Jordan Rager, Brandon Ray, Restless Road, Tyler Rich, Adam Sanders, Scooter Brown Band, Kalie Shorr, Natalie Stovall, Sweet Tea Trio, Temecula Road, Mitchell Tenpenny, The Last Bandoleros, Tyminski, and Carter Winter. View more of the lineup.
Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage
Step out of the heat and into the air-conditioned Nashville Visitor Center, inside the Bridgestone Arena where the only free a/c stage will be hosting free live music the entire time. Not only that, but you can do some shopping at the Music City Shop.
Here's the lineup:
Max Camp, Hannah Dasher, Austin Jenckes, Parker McKay, Steven Lee Olsen, Riley Roth, Steel Union, Matt Stell, TRAVLRS, Sarah Allison Turner, Spencer Crandall, Ben Danaher, Erin Enderlin, Livy Jeanne, Jordyn Mallory, Tom O’Connor, Jake Rose, Seaforth, SZLACHETKA, Jenny Tolman, Baylou, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lewis Brice, Emily Brooke, Kenton Bryant, Dallas Caroline, Ruthie Collins, Dalton & the Sheriffs, Sarah Darling, Haley & Michaels, Halfway to Hazard, Lucas Hoge, House Whiskey, Madison Kozak, Kendell Marvel, Ian Munsick, Ray Scott, George Shingleton, Sons of Daughters, and Tara Thompson. See the full lineup.
The safety of fans, artists and staff is top priority. In 2018, new important safety measures are being implemented, including:
— CMA will provide one FREE CMA Fest-branded clear bag to four-day pass holders this year!
— CMA Fest will now follow Nissan Stadium’s clear bag policy at all official festival locations
— To pick up your free clear bag, visit Music City Center, Level 2 starting Wednesday, June 6 at 9:30 AM and show your four-day pass. One free bag per four-day pass.
— While exclusive fan opportunities continue to make CMA Fest a special experience for all, photo lines will not be available due to increased safety measures.
Read more on CMA Fest's FAQs page.
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