CMA Fest 2024

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CMA Fest is Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, 2024, in Downtown Nashville, and attracts more than 80,000 locals and tourists every year. Attendees can expect free concerts and activities each day at Riverfront Park, Bridgestone Plaza, Walk of Fame Park, Ascend Park, and Hard Rock Cafe. Admission to Fan Fair X, Ascend Amphitheater, and the shows at Nissan Stadium each night are ticketed. Here is Nashville Guru’s list of ticketed concerts, FREE SHOWS, and helpful guides for this year’s CMA Fest.

Parking Special

Fifth + Broadway is offering a flat $20 parking special during CMA Fest from Thursday to Sunday, June 6-9, 2024. This is one of the most affordable and walkable parking options Downtown.

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Ticketed Concerts & Events

Nissan Stadium

  • Dates: Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, 2024
  • Line-Up: Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Jon Pardi, and more
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Ascend Amphitheater

  • Dates: Thursday through Saturday, June 6-8, 2024
  • Line-Up: Lee Brice, Brett Young, Tracy Lawrence, and more
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Fan Fair X

The Fan Fair X event at Music City Center includes indoor stages with acoustic performances and interviews, games, shopping, and more. Country music fans can purchase 4-day passes to Fan Fair X for $25 or $10 for an individual day. Admission is included for guests who have purchased the CMA Fest Four-Night Stadium Pass. Children under the age of 2 get free admission.

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Free Shows

Chevy Riverfront Stage at Riverfront Park

  • Times: shows begin at 10:45am on Thursday and 10:00am Friday through Sunday
  • Line-Up: Gavin DeGraw, The War and Treaty, Megan Moroney, and more
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Dr. Pepper Amp Stage at Ascend Park

  • Times: shows begin each day at 11:00am
  • Line-Up: Mickey Guyton, Home Free, Brittney Spencer, and more
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Chevy Vibes Stage at Walk of Fame Park

  • Times: shows begin each day at 11:00am
  • Line-Up: LANCO, Little Texas, Kylie Morgan, and more
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Good Molecules Reverb Stage at Bridgestone Plaza

Hard Rock Stage at Hard Rock Cafe

  • Times: shows begin at 10:15am on Thursday and Saturday, 1:35pm on Friday, and 10:55am on Sunday
  • Line-Up: Tyler Booth, Sophia Scott, Flat River Band, and more
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Festival Kickoff Rooftop Party at Acme Feed & Seed

The Festival Kickoff Rooftop Party at Acme Feed & Seed is Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This event is presented by Vacation Sunscreen and will feature drinks specials from Patrón and Bacardí. Admission is free and open to all ages.


Camp Sony at Acme Feed & Seed

Camp Sony at Acme Feed & Seed, presented by Wrangler, is Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, 2024, from 11:00am to 7:00pm. This event will include performances, meet and greets, giveaways, and more. Admission is free.

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CMA Fest Fan Party

The CMA Fest Fan Party is Thursday, June 6, 2024, at The Listening Room. This event will begin at 11:30am and will include a fun afternoon of live music, Q&As, and meet and greets. The artists partaking in this event are Wade Hayes and Bryan White. Tickets are $30+.


The Concert For Love & Acceptance

The Concert For Love & Acceptance, presented by GLAAD and Ty Herndon, is on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (show begins at 7:00pm) at Margaritaville. This event will feature an intimate and unplugged experience that is designed to bring artists and fans closer together! Tickets start at $55+.

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Dylan Scott Fan Party

The Dylan Scott Fan Party is Thursday, June 6, 2024, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at One Fourteen. This event will feature a live performance from Dylan Scott. General admission tickets are $85 with VIP options and packages available.

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Tyler Rich Fan Party

The Tyler Rich Fan Party is Friday, June 7, 2024, at Barstool Nashville. Expect a full band performance beginning at 4:15pm. Admission is free. This event is 21 and over only.

Note: the RSVP list is now full for the 3:00pm acoustic show and meet and greet. 

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Slim + Husky’s Unplugged Music Series

Slim + Husky’s Unplugged Music Series will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 7:00pm to 11:30pm at Analog at Hutton Hotel. This vibrant celebration of black country music will include performances from Tony Evans, Jr. and O.N.E The Duo. General admission tickets are free and reserved seating tickets are $25.

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Kelsey Hart Fan Party

The Kelsey Hart Fan Party is Friday, June 7, 2024, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at One Fourteen. This event will feature a live performance from Kelsey Hart. General admission tickets are $15.

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Drew Baldridge Fan Club Party

The Drew Baldridge Fan Club Party is Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint. This event will include an intimate acoustic performance, a meet and greet, and a delicious lunch. Tickets are $60.

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CMA Rising Stars Meet & Greet

The Finch American Grill is hosting a CMA Rising Stars Meet & Greet on Thursday, June 6, 2024, and Sunday, June 9, 2024. Gowa Gibbs and Larysa Jaye will co-host a happy hour on Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Dillon Carmichael will host an intimate mingle with his fans on Sunday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 and over only.

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Eat & Drink Specials

The Nashville Grange: Start your day at The Nashville Grange with a special CMA Fest-inspired brunch buffet for $27 per person alongside their a la carte breakfast menu. They open daily at 7:00am.

Church & Union: Enjoy a fine dining experience at an affordable, fixed cost. Church & Union will be offering a special CMA fest three-course menu priced at $50 per person.

STK Nashville: Any festival-goer who shows their wristbands or tickets will receive a complimentary signature cocktail (21 and over only) at STK Nashville. This offer is valid from June 6-9, 2024.

The Rutledge: During CMA Fest Weekend, The Rutledge will be offering a variety of discounted bites including $8 sides, $8 salads, $18 sushi rolls, and $18 sandwiches. With proximity to Broadway and Nissan Stadium, this is a great spot to check out!

Loveless Cafe Pop-Up at Goo Goo Chocolate Co: Stop by Goo Goo Cluster’s Downtown shop for a Loveless Cafe pop-up taking place on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, 2024, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Expect biscuit tastings, preserves, giveaways, and samples of the Loveless Cafe Biscuits and Jam Premium Goo Goo.

Ophelia’s: Head over to Ophelia’s for brunch during CMA Fest weekend! Brunch is served Friday through Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. If you’re looking to have a boozy meal, make sure to order “The Big O” drink which is a punch bowl made with prosecco rose, limoncello, Aperol, orange honey, and orange bitters. The cost is $66. This drink is only served to tables with a minimum of 4 guests.

Helpful Guides

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Downtown Nashville during CMA Fest can be a bit overwhelming. To help navigate where to stay, what to do, and where to eat, here are a handful of helpful guides.

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