The artist meet-and-greet has been a longtime tradition at the CMA Music Festival since it first launched as Fan Fair 46 years ago.
That tradition continues with the 2017 Xfinity Fan Fair X, running June 8-11 at Nashville’s Music City Center.
It’s the one place at CMA Fest where fans will have an opportunity to meet their favorite acts, catch some live music at three different music stages and maybe make a furry new forever friend. Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation will be on site offering daily dog adoptions starting at noon. Johnny Cash’s “One Piece at a Time” Cadillac will also be on display for photo opportunities.
Martina McBride and Brad Paisley will each host Artist of the Day discussions giving fans an inside look inside at what it takes to bring music to the world. McBride will give a retrospective on her first 25 years in the business since the launch of her 1992 debut album The Time Has Come. Paisley’s discussion will revisit the 50th annual CMA Awards and cover his nine-year stint as the show’s co-host.
The CMA Close Up Stage will feature a CMA Fest Family Feud, a special listening of Glen Campbell’s farewell album Adios, and panel discussions with Deana Carter, Charley Pride, Ricky Skaggs and ’90s country artists Terry McBride, Mark Wills and Confederate Railroad’s Danny Shirley.
Fan Fair X will also host live performances by Bailey Bryan, Lacy Cavalier, CB30, Jessie Chris, Luke Combs, Jacob Davis, Seth Ennis, Farewell Angelina, Hunter Hayes, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Honey County, Keyes, LANCO, Olivia Lane, Levon, LOCASH, Tegan Marie, Mary Sarah, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Carly Pearce, RaeLynn, Savvy & Mandy, Kalie Shorr, Alana Springsteen, Lena Stone, Temecula Road, Michael Tyler, Kristian Bush, Eric Paslay, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers and Jessie James Decker.
To unlock exclusive access to more live sets and meet-and-greets at Fan Fair X, fans must register for CMA Fan Fest Access and then enter the Ultimate Fan Experiences Drawing between May 30 and June 1. More than 80 artists are scheduled for meet-and-greets in the CMA Booth including Bush, McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Kellie Pickler, Thompson Square and more.
Xfinity Fan Fair X is free to all CMA Music Festival Nightly Concert ticketholders. Fans who do not have a four-day ticket may purchase a ticket to Fan Fair X through the CMA Fest website. Daily Fan Fair X tickets are $10 or $25 for a four-day pass. Tickets may also be purchased at the Music City Center.