NASHVILLE – Fan Fair X is the heart of the CMA Fest experience – where fans get one-of-a-kind opportunities to connect with Country Music artists in person. From celebrity panels, games and partner activations to unforgettable performances and meet-and-greets, Fan Fair X will deliver more than 173,000 square feet of air-conditioned fun inside Music City Center Thursday, June 9 through Saturday, June 11 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM/CT) and Sunday, June 12 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM/CT). Venue doors open daily at 9:00 AM/CT.
Returning to the festival’s origins this year, meet-and-greet sessions are first-come, first-served. The schedule of meet-and-greets inside Fan Fair X will be released in the Official CMA Connect App before the end of May. All CMA Fest four-day passes include entry into Fan Fair X. Single day ($12.95) and four-day ($27.95) Fan Fair X tickets are available now at CMAfest.com/tickets. Taxes and fees included.
Taking the mic on the Spotlight Stage inside Fan Fair X from 11:00 AM-4:50 PM Thursday-Saturday and 11:00 AM-3:50 PM on Sunday are Skyelor Anderson, Angie K, Kaylee Bell, Belles, Brei Carter, CB30, Abbey Cone, Crawford & Power, Johnny Dailey, Shelby Darrall, Tyler Dial, Rodell Duff, Everette, FINMAR, Ben Gallaher, Max Jackson, Greylan James, Paige King Johnson, Halle Kearns, Kimberly Kelly, Madison Kozak, Gabe Lee, Grace Leer, Thomas Mac, Miko Marks, Catherine McGrath, Megan Moroney, Patrick Murphy, O.N.E the Duo, Redferrin, SixForty1, Southerland, Jenny Tolman, Tyler Reese Tritt, Troubadour Blue, Brit Taylor, Twinnie, Kasey Tyndall, Anna Vaus and Stephen Wilson Jr. Additionally, ASCAP presents Martin McDaniel, Gina Venior and Jason Tucker; BMI presents Whitney Daane, Jobe Fortner, Taylor Goyette and Leslie Roberts and SESAC presents Joe Fox, Marla and Brett Sheroky.
Returning fan favorite, the CMA Close Up Stage, is an experience like no other, where fans can get up close and personal each day (Thursday-Saturday 10:00 AM-4:45 PM/CT and Sunday 10:00 AM-3:45 PM/CT) with their favorite artists via interactive panels, informative presentations, intimate performances and more. Featured Artists of the Day will be Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, and Chris Tomlin. Additional highlights fans won’t want to miss include:
- “My Voice Is A Trumpet” – A Reading and Conversation with Jimmie Allen and Cody Alan
- Up Close and Personal with Trisha Yearwood and Friends, featuring Lauren Alaina and Caitlyn Smith, moderated by Elaina Smith
- “For Love & Country” – Amazon Music Special panel hosted by Dyana Williams, featuring BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter and Frankie Staton.
- Song Suffragettes
- Brian Kelley and the Castaways
- She Is the Music Presents: Hillary Scott and Friends with Caitlyn Smith, Catie Offerman and Sacha
- Black Opry with Tylar Bryant, Roberta Lea, The Kentucky Gentlemen and Julie Williams
- Social Stars in Country Music with Lily Rose, Peytan Porter, Georgia Webster and Troy Cartwright
- Lainey Wilson: I've Got A Heart Like a Truck
- Tik Tok and the Rise of Independent Artists with Cooper Alan, Spencer Crandall, Alexandra Kay and Thomas Mac
- Jessie James Decker’s Kittenish Fashion Show featuring CMT’s Next Women of Country
- Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers – 65+ Years of Music
- Craig Morgan: God, Family, Country
The Fan Fair X merch store will include the brand-new line of CMA Fest merchandise, featuring select products fans will only be able to access inside Fan Fair X. Select merch items are available for online pre-order now at shop.cmafest.com and through the CMA Connect App to receive in time for the festival. Now through Wednesday, May 25, fans who order merch through the CMA Connect App will receive free shipping. Fans will also be able to purchase official merchandise at multiple locations across the CMA Fest footprint in June.
All stage lineups are available in the Official CMA Fest App and on CMAFest.com. All artist lineups are subject to change. Artists performing at CMA Fest donate their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music education initiatives across the United States through the CMA Foundation.
Don’t miss a beat by staying connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, the Official CMA Connect App, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and sign up for CMA Country Connection emails to receive the latest news as soon as it’s announced.
A limited number of four-day passes, plus recently announced single night tickets, for the Nissan Stadium nightly concerts are available at CMAfest.com or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. Tickets are also available for CMA Fest Nighttime Concerts at Ascend Amphitheater and CMA Fest’s new Riverside Retreat, an exclusive premium destination along the Cumberland River. View all the perks and purchase four-day and single-day tickets at CMAfest.com/tickets.
Named the “gold standard” and topping Billboard’s list of the 10 Best Country Music Festivals, CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world. The 2019 CMA Fest sold out with capacity crowds and had the largest engagement by Country Music fans in the event’s history, with visitors from all 50 states and 37 international countries flocking to downtown Nashville.
About CMA Fest
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now celebrating its 49th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states and 37 international countries. In 2019, CMA Fest featured hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. This is the 19th consecutive year CMA has produced a summer music program to be broadcast as a network television special.
About the CMA Foundation
The Country Music Association established the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), in 2011 to leverage strategic partnerships, professional development for qualified music teachers, and grant distribution to improve and withstand equitable music education programs for all students nationwide. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the CMA Foundation focuses on providing sustainability, advocacy, and accountability within music education by investing in various resources for students, schools, and communities.