Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, John Prine and Bob Dylan are among the 40-plus acts confirmed to play Nashville River Stages May 4 – 6. The event takes place on five stages along the Cumberland River. Country newcomer Meredith Edwards, who is managed by Lance Bass of ’N Sync, also will play the annual music festival. When booking is complete, nearly 60 bands are expected to appear over three days. The event drew 65,000 people over three days last year; organizers expect 10,000 additional spectators this year. The lineup leans heavily toward pop and rock acts such as the Black Crowes, Joan Osborne, Crazy Town, Cheap Trick, Duncan Sheik and The Wallflowers (featuring Dylan’s son, Jakob). Three-day passes are on sale through Ticketmaster for $35. On March 17, the cost will rise to $45 and single-day tickets become available for $25.