NASHVILLE – Momentum continues to build for CMA Music Festival
with the announcement of nearly 40 acts confirmed to perform during free daily
concerts on The Park Stage in Walk of Fame Park Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville.
Video screens are returning
to The Park Stage to ensure everyone enjoys a close-up view of their favorite
artists. Additionally, a new placement of the stage will allow fans to be even
closer to the action during performances.
Country Music fans will enjoy hours of back-to-back
performances starting Thursday, June
9 at 10:30 AM/CT featuring music from the genre’s hottest new hitmakers
and crowd favorites each day until approximately 5:00 PM/CT. The daily concerts
are free and open to the public.
“We consistently seek to improve the experience for
fans at CMA Music Festival. This year The Park Stage will feature a new configuration
to accompany the video walls and state of the art production,” said
Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “The Park Stage has always
been a fan favorite and with this year’s lineup we are taking it to the next level.”
Artists performing on The
Park Stage at Walk of Fame Park include: Lauren Alaina, Keith
Anderson, Drew Baldridge, Tucker Beathard,
Big Smo, Kristian Bush, Ashley Campbell,
Chris Carmack, Jason Michael Carroll, Russell
Dickerson, Drake White and the Big Fire, Clare
Dunn, Lindsay Ell, Emerson Drive, Andy
Griggs, Halfway to Hazard, Ty Herndon,
JT Hodges, Jack Ingram, Ryan Kinder,
Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Native Run, Mo
Pitney, RaeLynn, Julie Roberts,
Maggie Rose, Lucie Silvas, Jamie Lynn
Spears, The Swon Brothers, Josh Thompson,
Tara Thompson, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills,
and Brett Young. Also joining the lineup with their debut performances
at CMA Fest are Luke Combs, Crowder, Mickey
Guyton, Aubrie Sellers, and The Sheepdogs.
Free daily concerts take
place on five outdoor stages across the Festival footprint. Attendees can also
enjoy the many lifestyle exhibits, which appeal to a wide variety of ages and
interests. The concerts on The Park Stage offer fun for everyone and are easily
accessed with a short walk from all Festival venues, including Fan Fair X where
fans can enjoy more concerts, exhibits, a marketplace, live broadcasts, demonstrations,
one-on-one interactions with artists during meet and greets in the state-of-the-art Music City Center.
For the second year, fans
will be able to purchase a four-day pass to the Fan Fair X that includes a general
admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that is good for
use any day in 2016. The package deal is on sale now through Friday, June 10 and costs $39.95. The combination Fan Fair
X/Country Music Hall of Fame tickets are available via the Country Music Hall
of Fame website, http://countrymusichalloffame.org,
and will also be sold at their box office during the week of CMA Music Festival.
Funds generated through
CMA Music Festival ticket sales for the Nightly Concerts and Fan Fair X benefit
music education reaching 1 million children across the United States. Since 2006,
CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable
music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.