There is so much FREE music at CMA Music Festival, you don’t even need a ticket to catch some great concerts! This year includes TONS of different stages placed throughout Downtown Nashville blasting out free music. See below for some of the many stages and if you need more feel free to check out: cmafest.com.
Music City 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:
American Young, Lauren Ashley, Barrett Baber, Risa Binder, Chad Brownlee, David Adam Byrnes, Brent Cobb, Julia Cole, Raquel Cole, Dianna Corcoran, Josh Dorr, George Ducas, Kenny Foster, Mitch Goudy, Calynn Green, Haley & Michaels, Lyndsey Highlander, Joey Hyde, Jillian Jacqueline, Jukebox Mafia, Kristen Kelly, Trea Landon, Rachele Lynae, Jordyn Mallory, Paul Malysa, Doug McCormick, Tristan McIntosh, Alyssa Micaela, Michaelis, Mockingbird Sun, Norlina, Hayley Orrantia, Brandon Ray, Mary Sarah, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Kalie Shorr, Southern Halo, Cody Webb, and Hailey Whitters. See the full lineup. OH! By the way, the popular Ultimate Air Dogs will be soaring and splashing at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, right in front of the Visitor Center, making it the perfect area to chill out during CMA Music Festival.
AT&T Skyview Stage and Budweiser Acoustic Stage at Ascend Amphitheater
CMA Fest is taking full advantage of Nashville’s outdoor venue, the Ascend Amphitheater, and putting up two stages for you listening pleasure. Some of the performers include Chris Young (CMA Fest Kick Off Concert), Frankie Ballard, Jonathan Jackson + Enation, Daily & Vincent, Ashley Monroe, Sara Evans, Clare Dunn, High Valley, and so many more! See who’s rockin’ the Skyview Stage. Check out the lineup at the Budweiser Stage.
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.
Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage
Head on over to the Park Stage, in between the Hilton Nashville Downtown 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. Take a look at the full lineup.
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 hear. 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. View more of the lineup.
CMA World Globalive!
Head on over to the outdoor stage at Hard Rock Cafe, June 6, to see some of the up and coming international artists. The lineup includes:
Troy Cassar-Daley, Karin Page, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Raquel Cole, Chad Brownlee, Brett Kissell, Kayla Mahon, Frankie Davies, and Pauper Kings. Check out the full lineup.