Where to play during CMA Fest

There's so much to do during CMA Fest in Nashville, and you're going to love every minute of it.

CMA Fest Riverfront Fan Stage

While you are in town to see some of the newest faces in Country Music, we highly recommend you check out some of the local attractions and things to do. 

On site fun
Experience Fest

The 2019 CMA Fest in Nashville will be the 48th year of connecting fans with Country Music artists. And this year, it comes with plenty of other fun things to see and do.



There will be eleven total stages filled with today's biggest stars. Experience four nights of jam-packed fun Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium or the Firestone Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater where stars like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and so much more will perform. During the day, get comfortable on the grass and dance along to your favorite classic acts for free live music at the Chevy Riverfront Stage in Riverfront Park, the Budweiser Forever Country Stage at Forever Country Park, the Chevy Breakout Stage at Music City Walk of Fame Park, or the Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Bridgestone Plaza. Take a break from the sun, not the music, and cool down at the indoor Acoustic Corner Stage located in the Nashville Visitor Center. You'll be able to find music anywhere you go. See the Full Lineup.


Xfinity Fan Fair X

Discover everything from three indoor stages, to meet & greet opportunities, games, shopping, comfortable seating and so much more. Admission is open to all four-day CMA Fest pass holders and Xfinity Fan Fair X ticket holders. These tickets can be purchased online or can be purchased on-site during CMA Fest on Level 2 of Music City Center starting Wednesday, June 5 at 9:30am. Children under 2 are admitted to Xfinity Fan Fair X and all CMA Fest locations for free. Register for CMA Fest Fan Access presented by Budweiser, for a unique opportunity to win exclusive artist experiences at CMA Fest. Get Tickets to Fan Fair.

Indoor Stages

Three CMA Fest stages are hosted in Xfinity Fan Fair X. Fans can get up close and personal with their favorite Country musician at the CMA Close Up Stage for live, interactive interviews, acoustic performances and more. Discover new favorite artists at the Spotlight Stage, where more than 50 emerging acts perform acoustic sets and host meet and greet. The Radio Disney Country Stage hosts performances, Q&A sessions with artists and much more. Stay tuned for lineups and schedules.

Meet & Greets

CMA Fest gives fans the opportunity to meet Country Music stars in person. Most meet & greet sessions are open to any attendee who is admitted to Xfinity Fan Fair X. Stay tuned for the Meet & Greet schedule.



Enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing cold drink in the air conditioning with 100+ exhibitors. To name a few, official CMA Fest partners, marketplace merchants who sell clothing, accessories, home décor, Country Music labels, and much more will be there. Stay tuned for the Exhibitor schedule.

Go play
Attractions Around Downtown

Downtown Nashville is filled with fun things to do even when CMA Fest is not in town. Just to name a few, make sure you check out the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Music City Walk of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Frist Art Museum which are located in downtown Music City. 

The Legendary
Honky Tonk Highway

CMA Fest will take place right in the middle of Nashville's famed Honky Tonk Highway. Do take the time to venture to as many as you can while in town. Each one is guaranteed to have cold drinks and FREE live music. Just remember to bring cash for the tip jar. 

Nashville is Music City
The Music Scene

You will be sure to experience the talent of Music City as 100+ artists perform during CMA Fest. If you have time, we highly recommend you see some concerts, check out the music scene, and pay a visit to our historic venues