The initial lineup for CMA Fest 2018 running Jun 7-10 in downtown Nashville includes just over 130 acts.
Among the Nissan Stadium headliners are Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brothers Osborne and Charles Esten and Friends. The reigning New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi will kick off the free concerts at the Riverfront stage on June 7.
The Breakout stage at Walk of Fame Park will showcase 40 rising acts including CMT Listen Up 2018 artists Jimmie Allen, Abby Anderson, Kassi Ashton and Ashley McBryde.
Booked for the returning Forever Country stage are biggest names in country music from the 1980s through the 2000s including Keith Anderson, BlackHawk, Terri Clark, Mark Collie, Tracy Lawrence and more.
Daytime performances at the Riverfront, Forever Country and Breakout stages are free and open to the public. Additional acts and the other seven stages, including Fan Fair X activities, will be announced in the coming weeks. The event will be taped for a three-hour concert event airing later this year on ABC.
Artists who perform at CMA Fest do so for free for a good cause. All ticket proceeds will support music education through the CMA Foundation. A limited number of four-day passes for the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium are available through the CMA Fest website or through the CMA box office at 1-800-CMA-FEST.
Dan + Shay
Charles Esten and Friends
Florida Georgia Line
Lee Ann Womack
A Thousand Horses
Drake White and the Big Fire
Maddie & Tae
William Michael Morgan
The Cadillac Three
Breakout Stage at Walk of Fame Park
James Barker Band
Krysal Keith & Lance Carpenter
Love and Theft
The Wild Feathers
Forever Country Stage
Forever Country, Never Forgotten: A Tribute to Those Lost from Country Music
Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence (and special guests)
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers
Lee Roy Parnell
The Bellamy Brothers