Soak up the sunshine with family and friends and enjoy FREE daytime music and activities throughout downtown Nashville during CMA Fest. With seven free stages, you're certain to see a variety of artists from legends to the latest up-and-comers. Vendors line The Buckle on historic Broadway, waiting to hand out product and food samples, play games and give away freebies. Hang out all day, or come and go as you please!
FEATURED CONCERT STAGES
The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is the epicenter of daytime music with must-see lineups featuring the newest faces of Country Music with the legends you know and love. Pick a spot on the Cumberland River bank to lounge all day, or just pop in when you want. because the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is completely FREE! Gates open at 9AM for Festival four-day ticket holders and 9:45AM for the general public.
The Bud Light Plaza Stage is located at Bridgestone Arena at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway. Music will be pumping from morning till late afternoon, so come check it out!
The Belk Stage at The Park, located between the Hilton Suites and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, is a great spot to listen to some free music, catch a little rest and relaxation on a hammock or play a rousing game of cornhole.
Located in Fan Alley on Broadway between Third and Fourth Avenues, the Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage showcases some of the newest must-see acts in Country Music.
Be sure to stop by the Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Café, located at Broadway and First Ave. It’s the musical sweet spot between The Buckle and Riverfront.
BMI TAILGATE PARTY
The BMI Tailgate Party is the perfect spot to get amped up for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. Located outside of Gates 8 and 9 at LP Field, artists begin taking the stage at 4:45PM.
The HGTV Lodge, located in Fan Alley between Third and Fourth Avenues, has become a staple at the CMA Music Festival and will feature some amazing talent again this year! While the Lodge is free, a wristband is required to enter. Stay connected with CMA and HGTV for chances to win!.
FUN ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE
CMA Fest is known to provide exciting activities and entertainment perfect for the whole family, and the fun won’t stop this year! Stay tuned for more details.
Through three bustling blocks of Broadway, legions of ultimate fans know that The Buckle is where the excitement and thrills of CMA Music Festival come together. With the backdrop of historic honkytonks on lower Broad, wall-to-wall activities at The Buckle will pique your curiosity and excitement, ramping up with every single step. You’ll pinball between scrumptious free food samples, one-of-a-kind trip giveaways, killer karaoke, competitive games… and that is only scratching the surface!
Tucked into the area in front of the magical Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Fan Alley welcomes its namesake (YOU, the fans!) into a warm community where memories will be shared and friendships made. Leave your real world problems at the entrance, because Fan Alley is one big Fan Party!
Looking for even more events happening during CMA Music Festival? We’ll have tons of things to do right here in the next few months. There’s lots of exhibits, restaurants and attractions all within walking distance or a short cab ride.