CMA Fest 2022 initial lineup announced

Limited four-day, one-night tickets available for 49th Return Country Music Festival in Nashville June 9-12

Ticket sales benefit music education programs

New riverside retreat offers an enhanced experience for fans along the Cumberland River, public sale for exclusive access begins tomorrow, April 13

CMA has released its highly anticipated initial lineup for this year’s CMA Fest, returning to downtown Nashville Thursday-Sunday June 9-12 after a two-year postponement due to the pandemic. Hundreds of country music artists are expected to perform on multiple stages in downtown Nashville. Fans can access a limited number of four-day passes, as well as newly announced one-night tickets, to the Nissan Stadium Nighttime Concerts at or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800- CMA-FEST. CMA Fest is uniquely programmed with artists volunteering their time so that a portion of ticket proceeds can be invested in high-quality music education programs across the United States through the CMA Foundation.

“We’ve been waiting two years to welcome country music fans from coast to coast and from all corners of the world,” says CMA CEO Sarah Trahern. “We are now two months away and the excitement is palpable! We look forward to bringing the Country community together in June. »

On the Nissan Stadium night scene this year, country music superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Alan Jackson, Lady A, Parker McCollum, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, Zac Brown Band and more.

The Chevy Riverfront Stage returns with a stellar roster of talent that will keep fans moving from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. each day with performances from Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, Danielle Bradbery, BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Callista Clark, Easton Corbin, Jessie James Decker, Travis Denning, Lindsay Ell, ERNEST, Morgan Evans, Tyler Farr, Larry Fleet, HARDY, Home Free, Ryan Hurd, LANCO, Chris Lane, Jon Langston, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Kameron Marlowe , Scotty McCreery, Niko Moon, Parmalee, Michael Ray, Tyler Rich, Jameson Rodgers, Dylan Scott, Elvie Shane, Matt Stell, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Townes, Drake White and Lainey Wilson.

Rodney Atkins feat. Rod + Rose, Chris Bandi, Chayce Beckham, Shy Carter, Ashley Cooke, Adam Doleac, Sara Evans, Carter Faith, Filmore, Ryan Griffin, Caylee Hammack, Laine Hardy, High Valley, Willie Jones, Kidd G, Love and Flight, Chase Matthew, Kylie Morgan, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann, Drew Parker, MacKenzie Porter, The Red Clay Strays, The Reklaws, Runaway June, Sister Hazel, Caitlyn Smith, Conner Smith, Brittney Spencer, Thompson Square and Hailey Whitters.

Fans will get into the groove from 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily, on the Chevy Vibes Stage at the Walk of Fame Park with performances from Cooper Alan, Kassi Ashton, Frankie Ballard, Laci Kaye Booth, Tyler Booth, Country Comeback Tour, Ashland Craft, Dalton Dover, Hannah Ellis, Josh Gracin, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon, Tiera Kennedy, King Calaway, Chrissy Metz, Jamie O’Neal, Meghan Patrick, Frank Ray, Restless Road, Reyna Roberts, Lily Rose , SEAFORTH, Nate Smith, Alana Springsteen, Uncle Kracker, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills, Rita Wilson, Darryl Worley, Chase Wright and Michelle Wright.

The Maui Jim Reverb Stage at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza offers a can’t-miss lineup of performances each day from 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including After Midtown, Roman Alexander, Abby Anderson, Avery Anna, BEXAR, Tyler Braden, Allie Colleen, Spencer Crandall, Jackson Dean, Madeline Edwards, Ian Flanigan, Jordan Fletcher, Ray Fulcher, Aaron Goodvin, Alex Hall, Noah Hicks, Jake Hoot, Andrew Jannakos, Caroline Jones, Kat & Alex, Erin Kinsey, Trea Landon, Triston Marez, Dylan Marlowe, Walker Montgomery, John Morgan, Catie Offerman, Robyn Ottolini, Teddy Robb, Jordan Rowe, RVSHVD, Sean Stemaly, Tebey, Temecula Road, Tigirlily and Lauren Weintraub.

All artist lists are subject to change. The outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public. Additional onstage lineups, including nightly concerts at the Ascend Amphitheater and Fan Fair X activities inside the Music City Center, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Riverside Retreat is an exclusive destination along the Cumberland River offering guaranteed entry to the Chevy Riverfront Stage, where audiences attending free daytime concerts often reach capacity. A number of additional perks will be available, including shaded areas, misting stations, mobile device charging, discounts on select beverages, air-conditioned restrooms, garden games and more. Participating fans will have unlimited entry and exit access from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. each day during CMA Fest. The on-sale for exclusive access to Riverside Retreat begins tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13, on Four-day ($307) and one-day ($98) tickets will be available. Fees and taxes included.

CMA will be launching an all-new line of CMA Fest merchandise, starting with an early release of unique and on-trend products available for pre-order online now at and via the CMA Connect app to receive in time for the festival, with many other elements to add. Fans will also be able to purchase official merchandise at multiple locations within the CMA Fest footprint in June.

CMA Fest will again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network this summer. “CMA Fest” will be produced by Robert Deaton.

Called “the gold standard” and topping Billboard’s list of the Top 10 Country Music Festivals, CMA Fest is the longest running country music festival in the world. The 2019 CMA Fest sold out with capacity crowds and had the largest country music fan engagement in the event’s history, with visitors from all 50 states and 37 international countries flocking downtown. of Nashville.

The Country Music Association has unveiled the initial lineup of artists for this year’s CMA Fest, which features hundreds of country music artists performing on multiple stages in downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12. Photo credit: CMA

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