CMA Announces Lineup for Free Daily Concerts on the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage in Walk of Fame Park During 2016 CMA Music Festival Scott Frans April 20, 2016 NASHVILLE – Momentum continues to build for CMA Music Festival with the announcement of nearly 40 acts confirmed to perform during free daily concerts on the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage in Walk of Fame Park Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville. Video screens are returning to the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage to ensure everyone enjoys a close-up view of their favorite artists. Additionally, a new placement of the stage will allow fans to be even closer to the action during performances. Country Music fans will enjoy hours of back-to-back performances starting Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 AM/CT featuring music from the genre’s hottest new hitmakers and crowd favorites each day until approximately 5:00 PM/CT. The daily concerts are free and open to the public. “We consistently seek to improve the experience for fans at CMA Music Festival. This year the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage will feature a new configuration to accompany the video walls and state of the art production,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “the Park Stage has always been a fan favorite and with this year’s lineup we are taking it to the next level.” Artists performing on the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage at Walk of Fame Park include: Lauren Alaina, Keith Anderson, Drew Baldridge, Tucker Beathard, Big Smo, Kristian Bush, Ashley Campbell, Chris Carmack, Jason Michael Carroll, Russell Dickerson, Drake White and the Big Fire, Clare Dunn, Lindsay Ell, Emerson Drive, Andy Griggs, Halfway to Hazard, Ty Herndon, JT Hodges, Jack Ingram, Ryan Kinder, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Native Run, Mo Pitney, RaeLynn, Julie Roberts, Maggie Rose, Lucie Silvas, Jamie Lynn Spears, The Swon Brothers, Josh Thompson, Tara Thompson, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills, and Brett Young. Also joining the lineup with their debut performances at CMA Fest are Luke Combs, Crowder, Mickey Guyton, Aubrie Sellers, and The Sheepdogs. Free daily concerts take place on five outdoor stages across the Festival footprint. Attendees can also enjoy the many lifestyle exhibits, which appeal to a wide variety of ages and interests. The concerts on the Chevrolet Cruze Park Stage offer fun for everyone and are easily accessed with a short walk from all Festival venues, including Fan Fair X where fans can enjoy more concerts, exhibits, a marketplace, live broadcasts, demonstrations, one-on-one interactions with artists during meet and greets in the state-of-the-art Music City Center. This year’s app is now available in the App store for iPhone and Android and includes features that allow fans to create individual concert schedules and be the first to know which of their favorite stars will be appearing on the free stages throughout the Festival. For the second year, fans will be able to purchase a four-day pass to the Fan Fair X that includes a general admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that is good for use any day in 2016. The package deal is on sale now through Friday, June 10 and costs $39.95. The combination Fan Fair X/Country Music Hall of Fame tickets are available via the Country Music Hall of Fame website, http://countrymusichalloffame.org, and will also be sold at their box office during the week of CMA Music Festival. Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales for the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium and Fan Fair X benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free. For upcoming announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Instagram.com/CMA, and sign up for CMA Country Connection, CMA’s e-newsletter. Fans can also download the 2016 CMA Music Festival mobile app for iPhone or Android to view the latest artist lineups and to plan their Festival experience. CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of WSM, Incorporated and is used by permission.