CMA Fest Announces Lineup for Nighttime Concerts at Ascend Amphitheater

Celebrating 60 Years of Curb Records” on Thursday, June 6 Followed by “Brett Young and Friends” on Friday, June 7, and “Tracy Lawrence and Friends” on Saturday, June 8.

Tickets On Sale Friday, April 5 at

NASHVILLE— The countdown to this year’s CMA Fest continues! The Country Music Association has revealed three nights of concerts at Ascend Amphitheater, Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8 with Country legends and rising stars at the open-air venue in downtown Nashville. On Thursday, “Celebrating 60 Years of Curb Records” kicks off the Ascend nightly concerts with Lee Brice, Sawyer Brown, Rodney Atkins, Dylan Scott, Hannah Ellis, Tim Dugger, Pitney Meyer, Harper Grace, and Kelsey Hart.

“Brett Young and Friends” will take the stage Friday night, hosted by Danae Hays, with performances by Brett Young, NEEDTOBREATHE, Restless Road, Shaylen and more, plus special appearances by Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw and Charles Kelley. Rounding out the nighttime concerts at Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday is “Tracy Lawrence and Friends, ” featuring Tracy Lawrence, Riley Green, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae, Priscilla Block, RaeLynn, and Charles Esten.

Tickets start at $15 and are on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 5 at 10:00 AM/CT. Tickets can be purchased at 

CMA Fest is uniquely programmed with artists donating their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can be invested in high-quality music education programs across the U.S. through the CMA Foundation.

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Media and publicist credential applications for CMA Fest are open at The media credential application will close Friday, April 12 at 5:00 PM/CT. The publicist credential application will close Friday, May 17 at 5:00 PM/CT.

Pre-order brand-new official CMA Fest merch at and through the Official CMA Connect App. Many more items will be added. Fans will also be able to purchase merchandise at multiple locations across the CMA Fest footprint in June.

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. The legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states and 51 international countries. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with hundreds of artists donating their time to perform so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. This is the 21st consecutive year CMA has produced a summer music program to be broadcast as a network television special on ABC.

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.