Spend each night of CMA Fest under the stars in the home of the Tennessee Titans with 50,000 Country Music lovers! Nissan Stadium is located across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville and boasts four nights of your favorite tunes by today’s biggest Country Music stars. (Use your 4-day CMA Fest pass to gain admission.) Select performances at Nissan Stadium are featured in CMA Fest’s three-hour ABC Television Network special, which airs later in the summer.
CRACKER BARREL COUNTRY ROADS STAGE AT ASCEND AMPHITHEATER
Free activities don’t end when the sun goes down! The Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater is back Thursday through Saturday nights and is FREE to the public! Buy the CMA Fest Nash Pass to get VIP early access at 5PM each night. Doors open to the public at 6PM and the show starts at 7PM each night. Thursday night was presented by BBR Music Group and Saturday night was presented by Warner Music Nashville.
CHEVY RIVERFRONT STAGE
The Chevy Riverfront Stage is the epicenter of daytime music with must-see lineups featuring the newest faces of Country Music and favorites you know and love. Located on the Cumberland River’s Riverfront Park, the Chevy Riverfront Stage is completely FREE! Four-day CMA Fest pass holders get early access each day!
CMA CLOSE UP STAGE
Get up close and personal with your favorite artists and celebrities on the CMA Close Up Stage! Each day starts with live, interactive interviews from the artist of the day; some even stay for a performance!
The HGTV Lodge at Fan Alley offers festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, featuring a range of performances and daily hosts from your favorite HGTV programs.
CHEVY BREAKOUT STAGE
Located in Walk of Fame Park across from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Chevy Breakout Stage is home to more FREE daytime music by a variety of new artists. Walk of Fame Park is also home to the Music City Walk of Fame featuring in-laid granite stars honoring legendary figures in the music industry.
BUDWEISER FOREVER COUNTRY STAGE
Debuting for the first time at CMA Fest in 2017, the FREE fan-favorite Budweiser Forever Country Park Stage is back this year and located in the same location – the lawn area behind Ascend Amphitheater, surrounded by the Cumberland River Greenway. The stage features a lineup full of some of the biggest names in Country Music from the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s!
MAUI JIM BROADWAY STAGE AT HARD ROCK CAFE
A top destination to discover up and coming artists, the FREE Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe can be found in the front parking lot of the Hard Rock Cafe. Stop by to hear new music and find your new favorite artist!
NASHVILLE ACOUSTIC CORNER STAGE
Cool down and take a break from the sun at the FREE Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage, located at the NCVC Visitor Center in Bridgestone Arena. This stage showcases artists ranging from new talent to emerging songwriter-artists boasting publishing or record deals and recent tours with major label acts.
CMA Spotlight Stage
Discover your new favorite Country artist this year at the Spotlight Stage, an addition to Xfinity Fan Fair X. The Spotlight Stage showcases a wide variety of more than 50 emerging acts performing acoustic sets and hosting meet and greets.