NASHVILLE – Fan Fair X is the heart of theCMA Festexperience – where fans get one-of-a-kind opportunities to connect with Country Music artists in person. From celebrity panels, games and partner activations to unforgettable performances and meet-and-greets, Fan Fair X will deliver more than 173,000 square feet of air-conditioned fun inside Music City CenterThursday, June 9throughSaturday, June 11(10:00 AM-5:00 PM/CT) andSunday, June 12(10:00 AM-4:00 PM/CT). Venue doors open daily at 9:00 AM/CT.
Returning to the festival’s origins this year, meet-and-greet sessions are first-come, first-served. The schedule of meet-and-greets inside Fan Fair X will be released inthe Official CMA Connect Appbefore the end of May. All CMA Fest four-day passes include entry into Fan Fair X. Single day ($12.95) and four-day ($27.95) Fan Fair X tickets are available now atCMAfest.com/tickets. Taxes and fees included.
Taking the mic on the Spotlight Stage inside Fan Fair X from 11:00 AM-4:50 PM Thursday-Saturday and 11:00 AM-3:50 PM on Sunday areSkyelor Anderson, Angie K, Kaylee Bell, Belles, Brei Carter, CB30, Abbey Cone, Crawford & Power, Johnny Dailey, Shelby Darrall, Tyler Dial, Rodell Duff, Everette, FINMAR, Ben Gallaher, Max Jackson, Greylan James, Paige King Johnson, Halle Kearns, Kimberly Kelly, Madison Kozak, Gabe Lee, Grace Leer, Thomas Mac, Miko Marks, Catherine McGrath, Megan Moroney, Patrick Murphy, O.N.E the Duo, Redferrin, SixForty1, Southerland, Jenny Tolman, Tyler Reese Tritt, Troubadour Blue, Brit Taylor, Twinnie, Kasey Tyndall, Anna VausandStephen Wilson Jr. Additionally, ASCAP presentsMartin McDaniel, Gina VeniorandJason Tucker; BMI presentsWhitney Daane, Jobe Fortner, Taylor GoyetteandLeslie Robertsand SESAC presentsJoe Fox, MarlaandBrett Sheroky.
Returning fan favorite, the CMA Close Up Stage, is an experience like no other, where fans can get up close and personal each day (Thursday-Saturday 10:00 AM-4:45 PM/CT and Sunday 10:00 AM-3:45 PM/CT) with their favorite artists via interactive panels, informative presentations, intimate performances and more. Featured Artists of the Day will be Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, and Chris Tomlin. Additional highlights fans won’t want to miss include:
“My Voice Is A Trumpet” – A Reading and Conversation with Jimmie Allen and Cody Alan
Up Close and Personal with Trisha Yearwood and Friends, featuring Lauren Alaina and Caitlyn Smith, moderated by Elaina Smith
“For Love & Country” – Amazon Music Special panel hosted by Dyana Williams, featuring BRELAND, Blanco Brown, Shy Carter and Frankie Staton.
Brian Kelley and the Castaways
She Is the Music Presents: Hillary Scott and Friends with Caitlyn Smith, Catie Offerman and Sacha
Black Opry with Tylar Bryant, Roberta Lea, The Kentucky Gentlemen and Julie Williams
Social Stars in Country Music with Lily Rose, Peytan Porter, Georgia Webster and Troy Cartwright
Lainey Wilson: I've Got A Heart Like a Truck
Tik Tok and the Rise of Independent Artists with Cooper Alan, Spencer Crandall, Alexandra Kay and Thomas Mac
Jessie James Decker’s Kittenish Fashion Show featuring CMT’s Next Women of Country
Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers – 65+ Years of Music
Craig Morgan: God, Family, Country
The Fan Fair X merch store will include the brand-new line of CMA Fest merchandise, featuring select products fans will only be able to access inside Fan Fair X. Select merch items are available for online pre-order now atshop.cmafest.comand through theCMA Connect Appto receive in time for the festival. Now throughWednesday, May 25, fans who order merch through the CMA Connect App will receive free shipping. Fans will also be able to purchase official merchandise at multiple locations across the CMA Fest footprint in June.
All stage lineups are available inthe Official CMA Fest Appand onCMAFest.com. All artist lineups are subject to change. Artists performing at CMA Fest donate their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music education initiatives across the United States through theCMA Foundation.
A limited number of four-day passes, plus recently announced single night tickets, for the Nissan Stadium nightly concerts are available atCMAfest.comor through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. Tickets are also available for CMA Fest Nighttime Concerts at Ascend Amphitheater and CMA Fest’s new Riverside Retreat, an exclusive premium destination along the Cumberland River. View all the perks and purchase four-day and single-day tickets atCMAfest.com/tickets.
Named the “gold standard” and toppingBillboard’s list of the 10 Best Country Music Festivals, CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world. The 2019 CMA Fest sold out with capacity crowds and had thelargest engagement by Country Music fans in the event’s history, with visitors from all 50 states and 37 international countries flocking to downtown Nashville.
About CMA Fest The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now celebrating its 49th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states and 37 international countries. In 2019, CMA Fest featured hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. This is the 19th consecutive year CMA has produced a summer music program to be broadcast as a network television special.
About the CMA Foundation The Country Music Association established theCMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), in 2011 to leverage strategic partnerships, professional development for qualified music teachers, and grant distribution to improve and withstand equitable music education programs for all students nationwide. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the CMA Foundation focuses on providing sustainability, advocacy, and accountability within music education by investing in various resources for students, schools, and communities.