CMA FEST KICKS OFF DAY ONE WITH MORE THAN 100 PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
NASHVILLE—The 47th annual CMA Fest
kicked off yesterday, with more than 100 performances on 11 stages
throughout downtown Nashville. Fans packed the festival for hours upon
hours of live music and one-of-a-kind fan experiences, from CMA reigning
New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi kicking off the Chevy Riverfront Stage, to Dierks Bentley appearing and performing on the CMA Close Up Stage for the Artist of the Day session at Xfinity Fair Fair X, to Jason Aldean closing out the nightly concert at Nissan Stadium.
Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world with
proceeds going directly to helping enrich and sustain music education
programs across the country through CMA’s nonprofit arm, the CMA Foundation, thanks to every artist at the festival donating their time.
The CMA Fest app
clocked 4.5 million scheduled events on day one, up 21.6% compared to
day one at CMA Fest in 2017. Conversations happening around CMA Fest saw
more than 216 million in social reach.
Performances today are already underway, with fans looking forward to nightly concerts featuring Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Mason Ramsey, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Brett Young at Nissan Stadium and Lee Brice, Drake White and The Big Fire, Clare Dunn, Tyler Farr, and Maddie & Tae at Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater.