Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini performs at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 9 during the 2017 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville.

CMA Fest Announces Expanded Lineup

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NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — The Country Music Association has announced an expanded lineup for this year’s CMA Fest, when it takes place across 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10.

The Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe will offer live performances from 10:45 AM-4:30 PM, with BMI programming performances Thursday, June 7 from 2:45-6:30 PM including Adam Craig, Ray Fulcher, Trea Landon, Drew Parker, Faren Rachels, and Payton Smith.

Additional acts taking the Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe include 17 Memphis, Ryan Beaver, Logan Brill, Brennley Brown, Austin Burke, Davisson Brothers Band, Travis Denning, Jeffrey East, Hannah Ellis, FILMORE, Noah Guthrie, Levi Hummon, Brett Kissel, Tegan Marie, Josh Mirenda, Hudson Moore, Hayley Orrantia, Meghan Patrick, Stephanie Quayle, Jordan Rager, Brandon Ray, Restless Road, Tyler Rich, Adam Sanders, Scooter Brown Band, Kalie Shorr, Natalie Stovall, Sweet Tea Trio, Temecula Road, Mitchell Tenpenny, The Last Bandoleros, Tyminski, and Carter Winter.

The Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage, located inside of the NCVC Visitor Center at Bridgestone Arena, will host performances daily from 11:00 AM-4:40 PM. Performances scheduled for June 7th are presented by ASCAP and feature Max Camp, Hannah Dasher, Austin Jenckes, Parker McKay, Steven Lee Olsen, Riley Roth, Steel Union, Matt Stell, TRAVLRS, and Sarah Allison Turner, while Friday’s performances are presented by SESAC and feature Spencer Crandall, Ben Danaher, Erin Enderlin, Livy Jeanne, Jordyn Mallory, Tom O’Connor, Jake Rose, Seaforth, SZLACHETKA, and Jenny Tolman.

Saturday and Sunday’s performances include Baylou, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lewis Brice, Emily Brooke, Kenton Bryant, Dallas Caroline, Ruthie Collins, Dalton & the Sheriffs, Sarah Darling, Haley & Michaels, Halfway to Hazard, Lucas Hoge, House Whiskey, Madison Kozak, Kendell Marvel, Ian Munsick, Ray Scott, George Shingleton, Sons of Daughters, and Tara Thompson.

All outdoor daytime stages, including both the Maui Jim Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe and Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage, are free and open to the public.

Now in its 47th year, the CMA Fest began in 1972 as the CMA Fan Fair, drawing 5,000 country music fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. The event now attracts upwards of 90,000 fans annually and last year, featured more than 350 artists, 1,100 musicians who donate their performance time to the festival.

Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $21 million to sustainable music education initiatives across the U.S. with the proceeds generated from the CMA Fest.

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