NASHVILLE – CMA Music Festival will be the hottest concert
destination of the summer with today’s announcement that Country Music superstars
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan,
Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida
Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson,
Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Neal
McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley,
Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius
Rucker, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry,
Keith Urban, Wynonna & The Big Noise, and
Zac Brown Band will each take the stage during the Nightly Concerts
at LP Field. The 2015 CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday, June 11-Sunday, June 14 in downtown Nashville.
Subscribers to CMA Exclusive,
CMA’s e-newsletter, were the first to learn about the star-studded lineup Wednesday morning.
“CMA Music Festival is
all about the fan experience,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah
Trahern. “Our fans snapped up LP Field tickets at a record pace, and
we wanted to reward that loyalty by sharing this exciting lineup with them first this morning.”
While the relationship
between artists and fans is the foundation for the event, CMA Music Festival benefits
music education programs for children in need. Wednesday morning, Thomas Rhett
welcomed guests to Nashville Children’s Theatre for a performance of “Jack’s
Tale: A Mythic Mountain Musical,” which was funded by a $10,000 grant from the
CMA Foundation from the 2014 CMA Music Festival. Threats of snow in Nashville prevented a majority of
students from attending, but he warmly greeted the enthusiastic crowd.
“When I was little I
was in a play called ‘A Christmas Carol’. I was Scrooge,” Thomas Rhett told
the student-filled crowd. “Music education was super important for me, and today
was a good reminder of how neat it is to see the Country Music community band
together to help give back to that through CMA Fest.”
The CMA Foundation presents grants
on behalf of the artists who perform at CMA Music Festival each year for free
and has donated more than $11 million to music education initiatives across the country since 2006.
Tickets to the Nightly
Concerts at LP Field sold out in November. Across the river from the stadium,
there are countless free and low-cost entertainment options for fans around downtown
Nashville as part of the CMA Music Festival. Seven free entertainment stages give
fans an opportunity to choose their musical adventure, including the hugely popular
Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, which consistently fills the Cumberland riverbank each of the four days.
AT&T U-verse Fan Fair
X at Music City Center moves the CMA Music Festival party inside, with musical
performances on three stages, artist interactions, meet-and-greets, shopping and
other unique fan experiences. Tickets to AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X are available
now at CMAfest.com
(AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X admission is included in four-day CMA Music Festival
tickets). AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass.