Kenny Chesney. Photo by Country Music Association.

Every June, Country Music Artists and their fans get together to celebrate their common bond—Country Music. The CMA Music Festival takes center stage yearly in Nashville, the home of Country Music, and as music festivals go, there are none bigger—or more popular.

Many of Country Music’s biggest stars wouldn’t miss performing at Country Music’s Biggest Party™, and this year’s lineup will be no exception. Concerts are scheduled at several locations in the downtown area, including the Daytime Stages at Riverfront Park and the Nightly Concerts at The Coliseum. More than 35 acts will perform on the dual stages at The Coliseum, and will be as diverse as last year, which included Brooks & Dunn, Sara Evans, Pat Green, Little Big Town, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blake Shelton, Hank Williams Jr., Darryl Worley, Trisha Yearwood and Terri Clark, to name a few.

The main focus of the festival, in addition to the non-stop performances, is the relationship between the Country Music fan and the artist. Country Music Artists salute their fans in a number of ways, including making themselves available for up-close and personal contact. See your favorite artist or celebrity by visiting the Nashville Convention Center for the Fan Fair, where you can tour the exhibitor booths and get photos and autographs from some of your favorites.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Sports Zone. During the festival, athletes and celebrities engage in friendly competitions, including the annual Andy Griggs Celebrity Archery Tournament.

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