Big & Rich will kick off 2014 CMA Music Festival's official concert series on June 5 with a 10 a.m. performance on the riverfront stage in downtown Nashville.
Newcomers Eric Paslay, Cole Swindell, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, Dan + Shay, Chase Rice, the Cadillac Three, the Swon Brothers and Charlie Worsham are among the artists announced Wednesday (April 30) for the free concert series.
Others confirmed include Frankie Ballard , Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Kellie Pickler, Collin Raye, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley and Wynonna.
The CMA Music Festival takes place June 5-8. In addition to the daytime schedule, another series of nightly shows will be presented at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The stadium shows will feature Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett , Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young and the Zac Brown Band.
Tickets to the LP Field concerts sold out within 15 minutes of going on sale. Although admission to the riverfront stage is free and does not require a ticket, four-day ticket holders to the festival will be allowed to enter the daytime concert area 45 minutes before the general public.