Chris Janson and Cole Swindell To Headline CMA Fest Nighttime Concerts at Ascend Amphitheater

As fans continue to count down the days until the return of CMA Fest, the Country Music Association has revealed…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 26, 2022


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Chris Janson; Photo by David Bradley, Cole Swindell; Photo Courtesy CMA

As fans continue to count down the days until the return of CMA Fest, the Country Music Association has revealed the lineup for the CMA Fest Nighttime Concerts at Ascend Amphitheater. 

Taking place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, the shows will begin at 7 pm CT and feature star-studded lineups. 

On Friday, country hitmaker Chris Janson will headline and will be joined by Boy Named Banjo, LANCO, Peytan Porter and Mitchell Tenpenny

Cole Swindell will headline Saturday’s show, which is presented by Warner Music Nashville and will also feature performances by Ingrid Andress, Tyler Braden, Shy Carter and Randall King. Carter will also serve as the host of the evening.

Tickets are required for entry into the Nighttime Concerts at Ascend Amphitheater. 

For $53 per night, fans can purchase standing room and pit access, or fans who prefer a reserved seat, single-day seats are available as well for $39 per night. Lawn seats are also available for $24 per night. Taxes and fees are included.

Public on-sale begins Friday, April 29 at 10:00 AM/CT. Tickets can be purchased at or

The news comes days after the first official CMA Fest lineup announcement, revealing artists confirmed to play Nissan Stadium, the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, the Dr. Pepper AMP Stage, the Chevrolet Vibes Stage, and the Maui Jim Reverb Stage. 

Click HERE to view the previously announced lineup.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.