Festival season is just around the corner, and CMA Fest will be celebrating its 50th year in 2023.
The annual event in Nashville draws hundreds of thousands of people to Music City for hundreds of free shows, as well as nightly performances from some of country music’s biggest artists every night at Nissan Stadium.
The 2023 festival will be held June 8-11, and they’ve just announced the lineups for their many different stages.
The headlining shows at Nissan Stadium will feature performances from Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dierks Bentley, Cody Johnson, Hardy, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi, Ashley McBryde, Tim McGraw, Lainey Wilson, Carly Pearce, Jason Aldean, and many more.
The lineup for the Chevy Riverfront Stage, which features free performances throughout the day just off Lower Broadway, includes Lainey Wilson, Hailey Whitters, Megan Moroney, Jackson Dean, Jon Langston, Travis Denning, Lauren Alaina, Kameron Marlowe and Nate Smith, along with a ton of others.
CMA CEO Sarah Trahern spoke about the festival celebrating 50 years in 2023:
“We are so excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest this year. A lot has changed since our early days of Fan Fair, but all these years later, the heart of the festival remains that special connection between the fans and the artists.
We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout the years, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with all of our attendees in June. Stay tuned for much more!”
More stages are still to be announced at a later date, but if you’ve already got plans to head to Nashville for CMA Fest, now you can start planning out who you don’t want to miss.
And if you’re still looking to make the trip, tickets are on sale this morning for the shows at Nissan Stadium and the indoor Fan Fair X, held at the Music City Center.
But hell, that’s a pretty solid lineup of free shows – although it might be worth grabbing tickets to see if Chief pulls out something like his incredible 17-song acoustic medley from 2019.