Jon Pardi Set to Kick Off 2018 CMA Fest

The Country Music Association revealed the initial artist lineup for this year's CMA Fest. In its 47th year, CMA Fest boasts an exceptional bill of hundreds of artists performing on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville each summer.

Billboard named CMA Fest its No. 1 Country Music festival in the U.S. in 2017. Last year's CMA Fest drew sold-out crowds and the largest fan engagement by Country Music fans in the event's history with visitors from all 50 states and nearly 20 international countries. 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, thanks to every artist at the festival donating their time.

Riverfront Stage returns with a lineup that will keep crowds rocking from 10:00 AM-5:15 PM each day. Reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi kicks things off Thursday, June at 10:00am. Additional artists scheduled include A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant, Cam, Craig Campbell, Easton Corbin, Jordan Davis and many more.

Jon is also set to perform at Nissan Stadium on Saturday night, June 9. More information surrounding the 2018 CMA Music Festival can be found at



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