CMA Fest To Return To Nashville This June With Killer Line-Up

13 April 2022 | 11:36 am | Mallory Arbour

Nashville’s annual multi-day festival CMA Fest returns June 9-12, 2022.

Following two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nashville’s annual multi-day festival CMA Fest returns Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, 2022.

“We’ve been waiting two years to host Country Music fans from coast to coast and every corner of the world,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Now we’re two months out and the excitement is palpable! We can hardly wait to bring the Country community back together in June.” 

The Country Music Association (CMA) has released its much-anticipated initial line-up for 2022, with hundreds of artists slated to perform on multiple stages across downtown Nashville.

Taking the nightly Nissan Stadium stage this year are Country Music superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Alan Jackson, Lady AParker McCollum, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole SwindellCarrie UnderwoodKeith Urban, Lainey Wilson, Zac Brown Band and more.

The Chevy Riverfront Stage returns with a stellar slate of talent that will keep fans moving from 10:00 AM-5:15 PM each day with performances by Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, Danielle Bradbery, BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Callista Clark, Easton Corbin, Jessie James Decker, Travis Denning, Lindsay Ell, ERNEST, Morgan Evans, Tyler Farr, Larry Fleet, HARDY, Home Free, Ryan Hurd, LANCO, Chris Lane, Jon Langston, LOCASHMaddie & Tae, Kameron Marlowe, Scotty McCreery, Niko Moon, Parmalee, Michael RayTyler Rich, Jameson Rodgers, Dylan Scott, Elvie Shane, Matt Stell, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Townes, Drake White and Lainey Wilson.

Taking the mic on the Dr Pepper Amp Stage at Ascend Park from 11:00 AM-4:45 PM each day are Rodney Atkins feat. Rod + Rose, Chris Bandi, Chayce Beckham, Shy Carter, Ashley Cooke, Adam Doleac, Sara Evans, Carter Faith, Filmore, Ryan Griffin, Caylee Hammack, Laine Hardy, High Valley, Willie Jones, Kidd G, Love and Theft, Chase Matthew, Kylie Morgan, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann, Drew Parker, MacKenzie Porter, The Red Clay Strays, The Reklaws, Runaway June, Sister Hazel, Caitlyn Smith, Conner Smith, Brittney Spencer, Thompson Square and Hailey Whitters.

Fans will get in the groove from 11:00 AM-4:45 PM daily, rockin’ to the Chevy Vibes Stage at Walk of Fame Park with performances by Cooper Alan, Kassi Ashton, Frankie Ballard, Laci Kaye Booth, Tyler Booth, Country Comeback Tour, Ashland Craft, Dalton Dover, Hannah Ellis, Josh Gracin, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon, Tiera Kennedy, King Calaway, Chrissy Metz, Jamie O’Neal, Meghan Patrick, Frank Ray, Restless Road, Reyna Roberts, Lily Rose, SEAFORTHNate Smith, Alana Springsteen, Uncle Kracker, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills, Rita Wilson, Darryl Worley, Chase Wright and Michelle Wright.

The Maui Jim Reverb Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza features a can’t-miss line-up of performances each day from 10:45 AM-4:30 PM including After Midtown, Roman Alexander, Abby Anderson, Avery Anna, BEXAR, Tyler BradenAllie Colleen, Spencer Crandall, Jackson Dean, Madeline Edwards, Ian Flanigan, Jordan Fletcher, Ray Fulcher, Aaron Goodvin, Alex Hall, Noah Hicks, Jake Hoot, Andrew Jannakos, Caroline Jones, Kat & Alex, Erin Kinsey, Trea Landon, Triston Marez, Dylan Marlowe, Walker Montgomery, John Morgan, Catie Offerman, Robyn Ottolini, Teddy Robb, Jordan Rowe, RVSHVD, Sean Stemaly, Tebey, Temecula Road, Tigirlily and Lauren Weintraub

All artist line-ups are subject to change. Outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public. Additional stage line-ups, including night-time concerts at Ascend Amphitheatre and Fan Fair X activities inside Music City Centre, will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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Posted by CMA Country Music Association on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

CMA Fest is one of the oldest country music festivals after starting in 1972 as Fan Fair, and renamed in 2004. In addition to hours of live music, the event offers fans a variety of unique opportunities to experience their favourite artists, including autograph signings, celebrity sports competitions and interactive exhibits. The annual June event runs over four days, with over 400 artists and celebrities participating in the festivities.

The festival attracts numerous international and out-of-state visitors, and brings in close to $60 million in revenue each year, with a percentage going to charity. In 2011, the total combined attendance was estimated to have exceeded 250,000 people at ticketed events and in free areas.

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