If the Country Music Association’s initial lineup for CMA Fest 2022 highlights anything, Nashville is “back” — and it’s back bigger than ever.
The 49th festival returns to downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, after a two-year postponement due to COVID-19.
Tickets for the event (including exclusive deluxe level access) will be available through CMAfest.com or via the CMA box office at 1-800-CMA-FEST starting April 13.
“We’ve been waiting two years to welcome country music fans from coast to coast and from all corners of the world,” CMA CEO Sarah Trahern said via a press release. “We’re now two months away and the excitement is palpable! We can’t wait to bring the Country community together in June.”
Hundreds of artists have been announced as performing on multiple stages across Music City. These include in particular the following:
- Nissan Stadium Stage: Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Alan Jackson, Lady A, Parker McCollum, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, Zac Brown Band and more.
- Chevy Riverfront Stage: Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block, Danielle Bradbery, BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Callista Clark, Easton Corbin, Jessie James Decker, Travis Denning, Lindsay Ell, ERNEST, Morgan Evans, Tyler Farr , Larry Fleet, HARDY, Home Free, Ryan Hurd, LANCO, Chris Lane, Jon Langston, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Kameron Marlowe, Scotty McCreery, Niko Moon, Parmalee, Michael Ray, Tyler Rich, Jameson Rodgers, Dylan Scott, Elvie Shane, Matt Steel, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tenille Townes, Drake White and Lainey Wilson
- Chevy Vibes Stage at Walk of Fame Park: Cooper Alan, Kassi Ashton, Frankie Ballard, Laci Kaye Booth, Tyler Booth, Country Comeback Tour, Ashland Craft, Dalton Dover, Hannah Ellis, Josh Gracin, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon, Tiera Kennedy, King Calaway, Chrissy Metz, Jamie O’Neal, Meghan Patrick, Frank Ray, Restless Road, Reyna Roberts, Lily Rose, SEAFORTH, Nate Smith, Alana Springsteen, Uncle Kracker, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills, Rita Wilson, Darryl Worley, Chase Wright and Michelle Wright
- Maui Jim Reverb Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza: After Midtown, Roman Alexander, Abby Anderson, Avery Anna, BEXAR, Tyler Braden, Allie Colleen, Spencer Crandall, Jackson Dean, Madeline Edwards, Ian Flanigan, Jordan Fletcher, Ray Fulcher, Aaron Goodvin, Alex Hall, Noah Hicks, Jake Hoot, Andrew Jannakos, Caroline Jones, Kat & Alex, Erin Kinsey, Trea Landon, Triston Marez, Dylan Marlowe, Walker Montgomery, John Morgan, Catie Offerman, Robyn Ottolini, Teddy Robb, Jordan Rowe, RVSHVD , Sean Stemaly, Tebey, Temecula Road, Tigirlily and Lauren Weintraub
All artist lists are subject to change. The outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public. Additional onstage lineups, including nightly concerts at the Ascend Amphitheater and Fan Fair X activities inside the Music City Center, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Ticket packages this year include the Riverside Retreat, described as “an exclusive destination along the Cumberland River offering guaranteed entry to the Chevy Riverfront Stage, where audiences attending free daytime concerts often reach capacity. A number additional perks will be available, including shaded areas, misting stations, mobile device charging, discounts on select beverages, air-conditioned restrooms, garden games and more.
CMA Fest will be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC television network this summer. “CMA Fest” will be produced by Robert Deaton.
For more information on all things CMA Fest 2022, visit CMAFest.com.