CMA Music Festival 2017

Tag: Country

Each year, the Country Music Association hosts the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. This festival is the largest festival of its kind. A place where fans can meet their favorite artists and enjoy the best of what country music offers. This year was no exception, and had over 100,000 country music fans spread out throughout downtown Nashville.

The CMA Music Festival offers a variety of entertainment for the country music fan. Fan Fair X, the daily concerts throughout downtown Nashville, and the Nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium with some of the biggest stars in country music today.

Fan Fair X features an assortment of artist and merchandise booths, stages that feature concerts, special sessions with artists to tell their stories to the fans, and the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite artists. The daily concerts have about 7 stages spread out throughout downtown. These stages feature a variety of new and well-established artists. New this year was the Budweiser Forever Country Park Stage which featured some of the artists from the 80s, 90s and 00s, including Exile, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Dean, Lonestar and Little Texas, among others. New this year was the Cracker Barrel Country Roads stage, which gave concert goers an additional nightly option if fans were not able to attend Nissan stadium. The Nightly shows at Nissan stadium hosted a capacity crowd of over 60,000 screaming fans. With performances from some of the biggest stars of today, and also offer special unannounced guests and unique artist collaborations. This year, one of the biggest surprise guests happened on Thursday night. Garth Brooks was a complete surprise as it marked the first time in over 20 years that Garth performed at the festival. Other special performances were Lauren Alaina performing with Cole Swindell, Linda Davis with Kenny Rogers, Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins, Cassadee Pope with Chris Young, and Maren Morris with Thomas Rhett. Other highlight performances during CMA Fest was Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban.

This was another great year of performances at CMA Fest. Those who were not able to attend the festival will be able to see some of the great highlight performances from the Nightly shows at Nissan stadium on Wednesday, August 16th which will be broadcasted on ABC at 8pm est.

If you have never been to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival, you definitely need to plan to attend the 2018 CMA Music Festival to be held June 7 - 10, 2018.

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