CMA Fest Celebrates 51st Year in Nashville

Fans from 46 countries attended CMA Fest 2024 in Nashville, supporting music education.

NASHVILLE—CMA Fest, the world’s largest and longest-running Country Music festival, celebrated its 51st event in Nashville from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9. This year’s festival marked the beginning of the next 50 years of Country Music connections between artists and fans.

Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, expressed her enthusiasm about the event, stating, “What an incredible four days and nights! This year’s CMA Fest has truly been a celebration of community and collaboration.”

Fans from all 50 states and 46 countries attended the festival, which featured over 300 performers across multiple stages. Highlights included a conversation with Dolly Parton at Fan Fair X, and performances by Shaboozey and Tucker Wetmore. Major venues included Chevy Riverfront Stage, Dr Pepper Amp Stage, and Nissan Stadium.

Nissan Stadium hosted several surprise performances and collaborations. Post Malone and Blake Shelton performed their new song “Pour Me A Drink,” while Ashley McBryde brought out Gretchen Wilson for a performance of “Redneck Woman.” Other notable performances included Lynyrd Skynyrd with Billy Gibbons and Cody Johnson with Jelly Roll.

Throughout the weekend, additional acts took the Nissan Stadium stage, such as Craig Morgan, Jordan Davis, and Thomas Rhett. Lynyrd Skynyrd closed their set with “Simple Man” and “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Fan Fair X at Music City Center provided fans with opportunities to meet artists, browse merchandise, and enjoy air-conditioned comfort. Special events included Dolly Parton’s ALL ACCESS! Pop Up Experience and a discussion on music and military hosted by Craig Morgan and Gary Sinise.

CMA Fest performers donate their time so that a portion of ticket proceeds can benefit music education initiatives through the CMA Foundation. This year’s festival featured performances from high school marching bands and highlighted the efforts of music educators.

The 52nd CMA Fest is scheduled for June 5-8, 2025, in Nashville. Tickets will be available starting June 25, 2024. The festival will be broadcast as a three-hour primetime special on ABC and will stream the next day on Hulu.

For more information, visit the CMA Fest website.

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