It’s not CMA Fest, but it’s as close as you’re going to get this summer.
With the Country Music Association cancelling their annual Nashville festival two years in a row now, the group announced today a two-night concert “CMA Summer Jam” series featuring many of the same performers who you’d expect to see take the stage at CMA Fest.
CMA says that the event will feature “favorite performances and first-ever collaborations by nine of Country Music’s hottest stars all on one stage each night.”
Both shows will also be filmed for an ABC special that will be broadcast later on this summer.
Tickets for the shows go on sale this Wednesday, July 14 at 10 AM, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CMA Foundation and its mission of improving school music programs for students around the country.
So if you’re having CMA Fest withdrawals, this may help tide you over until the festival is back next summer.