Lineup announced, ticket info for 50th anniversary
Nearly 250 No. 1 singles worth of country superstardom gracing the stage at Nissan Stadium between Thur. Jun. 8-Sun. Jun. 11, 2023, are among the highlights in the first reveal of superstar artists appearing at the golden anniversary celebration of the Country Music Association’s ultimate Music City celebration.
While a limited number of Four-Night Stadium Passes are currently on sale, fans can access various new ticket options starting at 10:00 a.m. CT at CMAfest.com/tickets.
CMA Fest is uniquely programmed with artists donating their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can be invested in music education programs across the U.S. through the CMA Foundation.
- Single-night tickets for nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium will be available, starting at just $85.70 per night.
- Fans can see the festival’s history and experience how it all started 50 years ago at Fan Fair X inside Music City Center, which offers meet and greets, music, merchandise and more. Four-day and single-day tickets for Fan Fair X will be available.
- Riverside Retreat is an exclusive destination along the Cumberland River, offering early admission to the Chevy Riverfront Stage, where audiences attending the free daytime concerts often reach capacity. Enjoy shaded areas, misting stations, charging for mobile devices, discounts on select beverages, air-conditioned restrooms, yard games, exclusive online merchandise discounts and more. Four-day tickets for Riverside Retreat will be available.
“We are so excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest this year,” says the CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern via a press release.
“A lot has changed since our early days of Fan Fair, but all these years later, the heart of the festival remains that special connection between the fans and the artists.”
Announcements of talent playing at five marquee stages in a five-mile radius of Lower Broadway for four days include the following:
Nissan Stadium will feature Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Tyler Hubbard, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Keith Urban and Lainey Wilson. In addition to the mainstage performances, the special Platform Stage in the center of Nissan Stadium returns with Ashley Cooke, Dalton Dover, Megan Moroney, Ian Munsick, RVSHVD, Nate Smith, Alana Springsteen and Hailey Whitters.
The Chevy Riverfront Stage at the base of Lower Broadway next to the Cumberland River will host Lauren Alaina, Cooper Alan, Ingrid Andress, Tenille Arts, Chayce Beckham, Priscilla Block, Danielle Bradbery, Tyler Braden, BRELAND, Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Travis Denning, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Evans, Caylee Hammack, Corey Kent, Jon Langston, Maddie & Tae, Kameron Marlowe, Chase Matthew, Drake Milligan, Niko Moon, Kylie Morgan, Megan Moroney, Ian Munsick, Parmalee, MacKenzie Porter, Restless Road, Jameson Rodgers, Lily Rose, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Elvie Shane, Conner Smith, Nate Smith, Matt Stell, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson and Warren Zeiders.
The Dr. Pepper Amp Stage at Ascend Park features A Thousand Horses, Avery Anna, Kassi Ashton, Rodney Atkins, Frankie Ballard, Blanco Brown, Craig Campbell, Mackenzie Carpenter, Callista Clark, Ashland Craft, Tyler Farr, Josh Gracin, Kidd G, Erin Kinsey, Love and Theft, Alexander Ludwig, Dylan Marlowe, Chrissy Metz, William Michael Morgan, David Nail, Jamie O’Neal, Frank Ray, Seaforth, Shenandoah, Caitlyn Smith, Alana Springsteen, The Frontmen, The Red Clay Strays, Pam Tillis, Uncle Kracker, Chancey Williams and Rita Wilson.
The Chevy Vibes Stage at Walk of Fame Park will offer Tyler Booth, Dillon Carmichael, Spencer Crandall, Adam Doleac, Dalton Dover, Hannah Ellis, Carter Faith, Ryan Griffin, Chapel Hart, Home Free, Kat & Alex, Halle Kearns, Tiera Kennedy, Brett Kissel, Ella Langley, Jerrod Niemann, Catie Offerman, Drew Parker, Meghan Patrick, Kimberly Perry, Shane Profitt, Tyler Rich, Josh Ross, RVSHVD, Dylan Schneider, Canaan Smith, Noah Thompson, Thompson Square, Kasey Tyndall, Georgia Webster, Mark Wills and Anne Wilson.
All artist lineups are subject to change. Outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public. Additional stage lineups will be announced in the coming weeks, including Ascend Amphitheater, Fan Fair X activities inside Music City Center and more.
CMA Fest will again be filmed for a national television special on ABC this summer. The “CMA Fest” television special will be executive produced by Robert Deaton.
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation-released data notes that June 9-12’s 49th CMA Fest generated $65.2 million in estimated direct visitor spending. This rose from the $64.9 million spent when the event was last held in 2019. In addition, the premier country music festival aiding 875,407 hotel rooms to be sold in Music City in June 2022. That number reflected a 20% year-over-year growth. CMA Fest also helped push Nashville International Airport’s June total passenger numbers to over 1.8 million passengers.
“We are so grateful to work alongside our incredible city partners to make the event a success year after year. Our attendees certainly come to CMA Fest to experience four jam-packed days of country music, but we know many use the festival as a chance to visit Nashville,” noted Trahern.