CMA Music Fest kicks off
Friday, June 8, 2018
– The opening day of the 47th annual Country Music Fest kicked off on Thursday with more than 100 performances on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville.
Performers included CMA reigning New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi kicking off the Chevy Riverfront Stage, to Dierks Bentley appearing and performing on the CMA Close Up Stage for the Artist of the Day session at Xfinity Fair Fair X, to Jason Aldean closing out the nightly concert at Nissan Stadium.
CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world with proceeds going directly to helping enrich and sustain music education programs across the country through CMA's nonprofit arm, the CMA Foundation. All artists donated their time.
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