NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Thousands of people will be in Nashville for the CMA Fest. Whether you're a local trying to navigate downtown roads or a fan trying to get the best seat at a concert, we've got you covered.
Much of CMA Fest is free and can be enjoyed simply by walking around downtown Nashville. In fact, all daytime, outdoor stages and activities are open to the public.
All concerts at the following stages:
Nissan Stadium and the Fireston Country Roads Stage (Ascend Amphitheatre) will house some of this year's biggest shows and of course, require tickets. The other stages that require tickets are:
The festival officially begins Thursday and ends Sunday, but there are multiple events leading up to the weekend.
Several roads will be closed in the downtown area, but the closures don't go far beyond downtown.
The great thing about the CMA Fest is that talent ranges from emerging artists to major headliners. Taking the nightly Nissan Stadium stage this year are Country Music superstars Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
Here's a look at the complete lineup.