CMA Fest 2024: Additional Performers Added To The Star-Studded Lineup

The four-day festival is less than a month away!


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 14, 2024


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Old Dominion; Photo by Josh Brasted, CMA

In less than a month, CMA Fest 2024 will welcome hundreds of artists to 10 stages across downtown Nashville from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9. The already stacked performance lineup just got better because the Country Music Association announced on Tuesday, May 14, that even more stars have added to the four-day festival. 

The 51st year of CMA Fest is already gearing up to be the biggest and best year yet. To celebrate the start of the event of the summer, the Tennessee State University marching band, The Aristocrat of Bands, will return for a second year to welcome CMA Fest fans to Nashville Thursday morning as they march across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

Nissan Stadium To Light Up With Star Power

CMA Fest 2024 Stadium
CMA Fest 2024 Stadium

Then to kick off the highly anticipated run of nightly shows at Nissan Stadium, Reyna Roberts has been tapped to perform the national anthem on Thursday, June 6, while Terri Clark, Craig Morgan, Josh Turner and Gretchen Wilson will open the shows throughout the weekend. 

Old Dominion has also been added to the main stage lineup alongside previously announced acts including Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Megan Moroney, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson, and Bailey Zimmerman. 

The excitment continues with performances inside the venue from Jackson Dean, Shaboozey and Brittney Spencer. Plus, rising stars Tanner Adell, Chapel Hart, Dasha, Wyatt Flores, Dylan Gossett, Dylan Marlowe, Puddin (K. Michelle) and Zach Top will be given the opportunity to showcase their on-the-rise tunes on the coveted Platform Stage.

Country Music Will Take Over Downtown Nashville

Jelly Roll performs at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 9 during CMA Fest 2023 in downtown Nashville; Photo Courtesy CMA
Jelly Roll performs at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 9 during CMA Fest 2023 in downtown Nashville; Photo Courtesy CMA

During the day, a slew of free concerts will be held across Music City at the Chevy Riverfront Stage, the Dr Pepper AMP Stage, the Chevy Vibes Stage, The Good Molecules Reverb Stage, and the Hard Rock Stage. 

Fans should be sure to catch Sophia Scott performing the national anthem at the Chevy Riverfront Stage, as well as sets by Julia Cole, Allie Colleen, Shelby Darrall, Exile, Chris Housman, Willie Jones, Tiera Kennedy, Love and Theft, Dylan Marlowe, Matt Schuster, Sister Hazel, The Chattahoochies and Louie TheSinger. 

CMA Fest’s LGBTQ activation, Country Proud, will also return to the Hard Rock Stage for a second year, featuring performances from Denitia, Sonia Leigh, The Kentucky Gentlemen, Gina Venier and Julie Williams.

Fan Fair To Welcome Dolly Parton Gretchen Wilson And More

Fans at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest 2023 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Nathan Zucker, CMA

Along with all the epic performances, country music lovers have the unique opportunity to take part in one-of-a-kind panels, special performances, meet-and-greets, partner activations and a vendor marketplace, all inside Fan Fair X at Music City Center. This year, the star power is expected to be bigger than ever before as Dolly Parton will kick off Fan Fair X on Thursday morning, and Gretchen Wilson will take the CMA Close Up Stage for a Q&A to celebrate 20 years of her hit single “Redneck Woman.” 

On the Spotlight Stage inside Fan Fair X, Color Me Country will host a writer’s round featuring Alyssia Dominguez, O.N.E The Duo, David Unlayao and Michael B. Whit, while the Canadian Country Music Association presents a writer’s round featuring Robert Adam, Zach McPhee and Trudy. 

This newest announcement of added acts comes just two months after the Country Music Association revealed the initial CMA Fest lineup. More information can be found by downloading the official CMA Fest app.  

Tickets Still Available

Since 2006, a portion of the earnings generated from CMA Fest has been directed towards supporting music education initiatives that benefit students in grades K-12 throughout the United States, facilitated by the CMA Foundation. In order to continue this tradition of sharing the power of music with young kids artists have graciously agreed to donate their time when they perform at CMA Fest.

A limited number of four-night passes, as well as single-night tickets to attend the nightly shows at Nissan Stadium, are still available. Fan Fair X single day ($10, Friday through Sunday only) and four-day ($25) tickets can also be purchased now. Friday and Saturday nights at Ascend Amphitheater are sold out, however lawn and pit seats are still available for Thursday night’s concert. 

Visit to view all available ticket options.  

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.