The 2017 CMA Music Festival just got bigger with the addition of two free stages in downtown Nashville.
Located in the park behind Ascend Amphitheater, the Budweiser Forever Country Park Stage will host live sets by all-star acts from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. The lineup includes Jeff Bates, Bellamy Brothers, John Berry, Mark Chesnutt, Confederate Railroad, George Ducas, Emerson Drive, Exile, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon, “Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence and Friends,” Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Little Texas, Lonestar, Mila Mason, Terry McBride, Rick Monroe, Jamie O’Neal, James Otto, Danielle Peck, Trick Pony, Collin Raye, Restless Heart, Julie Roberts, Ray Scott, Shenandoah, Doug Supernaw, Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary, Lari White, Mark Wills and Darryl Worley.
The Music City Stage at the Nashville Visitor Center in the Bridgestone Arena will feature live music by rising artists Jimmie Allen, Sammy Arriaga, Kassi Ashton, Maggie Baugh, Brennley Brown, Brian Callihan, Dallas Caroline, Jessie Chris, Julia Cole, Nora Collins, Dalton & the Sheriffs, Shelly Fairchild, Kenny Foster, Livy Jeanne, Jessie Key, Colm Kirwan, McCoy, Tristan McIntosh, Megan & Liz, Native Run, Camille Rae, Mary Sarah, Zach Seabaugh, CJ Solar, Scott Stevens, Sweet Tea Trio, Mitchell Tenpenny, The Hootz, Kasey Tyndall and James Robert Webb.
A limited number of tickets for the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium are available starting at $203. Tickets for the Fan Fair X meet-and-greets at the Music City Center start at $10 and are sold separately. A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will support music education through the CMA Foundation.