BMI Hosts Maui Jim Broadway Stage At Hard Rock During CMA Fest

BMI will return to downtown Nashville and CMA Fest with a special takeover of the Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday, June 7 from 2:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Fans and industry tastemakers alike are invited to kick off Country’s quintessential weekend of live music with a parking lot party featuring performances from some of the format’s hottest rising talent. BMI’s CMA Fest stages over the years has featured stars like Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Jon Pardi, Chris Lane, Michael Ray and more.
“Our history at CMA Fest speaks for itself. For years, our BMI Tailgate Party served as a hub for up-and-coming country talent at the festival,” said Mason Hunter, Assistant Vice President, Creative. “We’re excited to be back at CMA Fest and proud to continue to be a launching pad for the careers of our genre’s breakout singer-songwriters.”
Full lineup of performers:
2:45 p.m.Payton Smith
3:25 p.m.Drew Parker
4:05 p.m.Faren Rachels
4:45 p.m.Ray Fulcher
5:25 p.m.Trea Landon
6:05 p.m.Adam Craig


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