More free shows at CMA Fest 2016? Sounds good to us!

Yet another free stage has been added to the already great week planned for this year's CMA Music Festival. The fest is set to run from June 9-12 at Bridgestone Arena's Music City Stage. The stage has been set up in partnership with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) and free performances will take place from 11AM-4PM daily during the festival.

The Music City Stage in the Visitor Center at the arena will feature free shows from some of country's most promising new talent, including American Young, Lauren Ashley, Barrett Baber, Risa Binder, Chad Brownlee, David Adam Byrnes, Brent Cobb, Julia Cole, Raquel Cole, Dianna Corcoran, Josh Dorr, George Ducas, Kenny Foster, Mitch Goudy, Calynn Green, Haley & Michaels, Lyndsey Highlander and many, many more.

“We are so pleased to present a new, official Festival stage in partnership with the NCVC,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Each of our 11 stages provides a unique experience for our fans whether it is the mainstage at Nissan Stadium, rockin’ with fan favorites at Riverfront, or smaller, more intimate performances.”

Two more of those 11 stages are new this year: the AT&T Skyview Stage and the Budweiser Acoustic Stage. Both of these stages will be located at Ascend Amphitheater. Marshall Tucker Band and Friends, Ashley Monroe, Sister Hazel, The Oak Ridge Boys and more are slated to perform on the AT&T Skyview Stage. The Budweiser Acoustic Stage will play host to Seth Alley, Carlton Anderson, Chris Bandi, Rylie Bourne, Jeston Cade, Hannah Dasher, Hannah Ellis, Lacy Green, Emily Hackett and more. A full list of the performers set to hit each stage can be found on the festival's website.

The 2016 CMA Music Festival will be chock full of country music: The always-popular Riverfront Park stage will have Jake OwenRodney AtkinsCharles Esten, Tyler FarrJana KramerTracy LawrenceLoCashLove and TheftMaddie & TaeScotty McCreeryLorrie MorganJon Pardi, ParmaleeEric PaslayKellie Pickler and more. Fan Fair X will feature Hillary ScottCharles EstenMartina McBride and Charles Kelley, and the Country Music Hall of Fame has lined up several performances and autograph sessions with artists such as Blake SheltonCraig MorganScotty McCreeryLauren Alaina and Clare Dunn.

For a full run down of this annual Nashville event, visit the CMA Music Festival’s official website.

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