CMA Fest Adds Free Stage Inside Bridgestone Arena’s Visitor Center


When the temps get hot in Nashville during CMA Music Festival, fans can head to the festival’s only free, air-conditioned festival stage. The Music City Stage will be located inside the visitor center at Bridgestone Arena.

“We have had a long-standing tradition of providing live music at our visitor center during CMA Fest,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NVNC). “It is a huge benefit to be adopted and embraced by CMA. In addition to upgrading our lineup, it is further validation of our ever-expanding partnership.”

“We are so pleased to present a new, official Festival stage in partnership with the NCVC,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Each of our 11 stages provides a unique experience for our fans whether it is the mainstage at Nissan Stadium, rockin’ with fan favorites at Riverfront, or smaller, more intimate performances.”

Performances on the Music City Stage will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily during the festival, held June 9-12. The lineup includes American Young, Lauren Ashley, Barrett Baber, Risa Binder, Chad Brownlee, David Adam Byrnes, Brent Cobb, Julia Cole, Raquel Cole, Dianna Corcoran, Josh Dorr, George Ducas, Kenny Foster, Mitch Goudy, Calynn Green, Haley & Michaels, Lyndsey Highlander, Joey Hyde, Jillian Jacqueline, Jukebox Mafia, Kristen Kelly, Trea Landon, Rachele Lynae, Jordyn Mallory, Paul Malysa, Doug McCormick, Tristan McIntosh, Alyssa Micaela, Michaelis, Mockingbird Sun, Norlina, Hayley Orrantia, Brandon Ray, Mary Sarah, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Kalie Shorr, Southern Halo, Cody Webb, and Hailey Whitters. Artists subject to change.


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