Everything You Need to Know About CMA Fest 2019
CMA Fest is a four-day musical event that's happened every year in Nashville, Tenn., since 1972. Country music's hottest stars, the genre's legends and up-and-coming acts play across multiple stages and multiple days in downtown Music City.
Want the scoop on CMA Fest 2019? From artist lineups to after-parties and charity events, we've got the info right here. Read on for all the details.
When and Where Is CMA Fest 2019?
CMA Fest 2019 will take place in Nashville on June 6-9. In addition to the festival's big, nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium, the event will feature performances on the Riverfront Stage, the Forever Country Stage and more to be announced. The event also includes Fan Fair X, which encompasses artist Q&As, autograph signings and additional events.
Also, throughout the week of CMA Fest 2019, numerous artists will host fan club parties and charity-focused events. Check out the FAQ section of the CMA Fest website and The Boot's full CMA Fest coverage for more information.
Who’s Performing at CMA Fest 2019?
The Country Music Association announced 2019's initial CMA Fest lineup exclusively on its mobile app on March 4, and the organization is continuing to add to the lineup. Headliners for Nissan Stadium include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, among others.
Chase Rice, Brett Young and Cody Johnson will headline the Firestone Country Roads Stage at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater during CMA Fest 2019. The stage, which was part of the CMA Fest lineup for the past two years as well, will also feature performances from Caylee Hammack, Ashley McBryde, Tyler Farr, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis and more artists on June 6-8.
The Chevy Riverfront Stage, meanwhile, will be jam-packed each day. Performers on that stage include A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Danielle Bradbery, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Jordan Davis, Devin Dawson, Jessie James Decker, Gavin DeGraw, Russell Dickerson, Eli Young Band, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Gone West, Riley Green, Hunter Hayes, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Home Free, Ryan Hurd, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Scotty McCreery, Eric Paslay, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Mason Ramsey, Michael Ray, Tyler Rich, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Granger Smith, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen and Aaron Watson.
On the Budweiser Forever Country Stage, artists from decades past will perform. Fans will be able to catch Keith Anderson, Deana Carter, John Carter Cash, Joe Diffie, George Ducas, Charles Esten, Andy Griggs, Halfway to Hazard, Ty Herndon, Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence, Little Texas, Lonestar, The Marshall Tucker Band, Kendell Marvel, Neal McCoy, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, The Nelsons, Jerrod Niemann, Jamie O’Neal, The Road Hammers, Ray Scott, Shenandoah, Sister Hazel, Ricky Skaggs, Kiefer Sutherland, Thompson Square, Uncle Kracker, Mark Wills, Rita Wilson and Darryl Worley on that stage.
Who else is playing the 2019 CMA Music Festival? Stay up to date via the scheduling page of the CMA Fest website.
What Other Events Are Happening During CMA Fest 2019?
In addition to all of the CMA-sanctioned events during CMA Fest 2019, numerous artists host fan club parties and other festivities that are not included with CMA Fest admission. On Monday night (June 3), Darius Rucker will once again host his Darius & Friends benefit concert. Further details are forthcoming.
The Grand Ole Opry's CMA Fest 2019 festivities include special shows scheduled for June 4-8. Chris Janson, Carrie Underwood and Travis Tritt will all perform at the Opry throughout the week of CMA Fest 2019; a free Opry Plaza Party will begin the festivities on Tuesday afternoon (June 4). Fans can score tickets and find out more about the Grand Ole Opry's CMA Fest 2019 week events at Opry.com.
Check back for more details on additional events as we get them!
How Can I Attend CMA Fest 2019?
CMA Fest's outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public, but Fan Fair X, the Ascend Amphitheater shows and the Nissan Stadium shows do require tickets. Tickets for CMA Fest 2019 are available now via the festival's website, at various price points.
Fan club and charity-focused events during CMA Fest have their own ticketing requirements.
How Can I Watch What's Happening at CMA Fest 2019?
During CMA Fest 2019, The Boot will share photos, videos and all of the biggest news from the fest.
For those who want to see even more from the event, later in the summer, ABC will air a TV special featuring footage from the fest's Nissan Stadium performances. In 2017 and 2018, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini hosted the special show, but this year's hosts and other details about the special have yet to be announced.
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