CMA Fest 2024: Lineup For Nighttime Concerts At Ascend Amphitheater Revealed

Tickets for these shows start at just $15.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 3, 2024

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Tracy Lawrence, Riley Green, Maddie & Tae, Chris Young; Photos Provided

The lineup for CMA Fest 2024 just got even more stacked with the announcement of three star-studded concerts at Ascend Amphitheater. 

On Wednesday morning, the Country Music Association unveiled the lineup for the trio of concerts in Downtown Nashville’s beloved open-air venue. The shows will feature an array of country music legends and rising stars and tickets will be affordable, with prices starting at just $15.

Who Is Performing At Ascend Amphitheater During CMA Fest?

Each night is themed, beginning with “Celebrating 60 Years of Curb Records” with Lee Brice, Sawyer Brown, Rodney Atkins, Dylan Scott, Hannah Ellis, Tim Dugger, Pitney Meyer, Harper Grace, and Kelsey Hart performing on Thursday, June 6

CMA Fest 2024 Ascend
CMA Fest 2024 Ascend

The Friday, June 7 show, dubbed “Brett Young and Friends” will feature Young with NEEDTOBREATHE, Restless Road, Shaylen and more, plus special appearances by Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, and Charles Kelley. This event will be hosted by Danae Hayes. 

The three-night run at Ascend will close out on Saturday, June 8 with Tracy Lawrence and Friends, which will feature the “Paint Me A Birmingham” singer with Riley Green, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae, Priscilla Block, RaeLynn, and Charles Esten.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, April 5 at 10 am CT at

Lainey Wilson performs onstage for night 2 of the 50th CMA Fest at Nissan Stadium on June 09, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee; Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMA
Lainey Wilson performs onstage for night 2 of the 50th CMA Fest at Nissan Stadium on June 09, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee; Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMA

Initial CMA Fest Lineup Revealed On March 14

The announcement of the Ascend Amphitheater concerts comes just weeks after the Country Music Association revealed the initial CMA Fest lineup. The first announcement included artist announcements for the nightly shows at Nissan Stadium and additional stages around Nashville.    

Always the hottest tickets in town for CMA Fest, this year’s Nissan Stadium stage lineup includes 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. 

A select number of four-night passes, as well as single-night tickets to attend the nightly shows at Nissan Stadium, are still available. 

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

Free Concerts During CMA Fest

CMA Fest also features a slew of free concerts, including performances at the Chevy Riverfront Stage, the Dr Pepper AMP Stage, the Chevy Vibes Stage, The Good Molecules Reverb Stage, and the Hard Rock Stage. See the initial lineup for CMA Fest HERE.  

In addition to the previously mentioned stages, fans will also have a chance to participate in meet-and-greet opportunities inside Fan Fair X at Music City Center. Four-day and single-day tickets for Fan Fair X are available now. These appearances and schedules are usually announced in the days leading up to CMA Fest. The information can be found by downloading the official CMA Fest app.  

Starting in 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. Because of this, artists donate their time when they perform at CMA Fest.

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Lauren Jo Black

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.