Eric Church will perform Friday, June 10 at the Nightly Concerts during the 2016 CMA Music Festival.
Eric Church will perform Friday, June 10 at the Nightly Concerts during the 2016 CMA Music Festival.
John Peets

The Country Music Association has announced more artists who will be performing at CMA Music Festival. Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams, Jr. will perform on Friday, June 10 as part of the Nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium.

They will join previously announced artists Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts, who will perform on Thursday, June 9. The artists and exact schedules are subject to change.

Every Wednesday in March, the CMA will be announcing the headliners for the Nissan Stadium shows. Fans that download the CMA Music Festival app can learn the news 24 hours prior to the announcement to the public. The app is available on iPhone and Android.

The 2016 CMA Music Festival runs from June 9 –12 in downtown Nashville. Four-day tickets to the event are sold-out, however tickets are still available for Fan Fair X, which is held at the Music City Center, and allows fans to have access to artists, attend Q&A sessions, get autographs and more. Tickets are $10.00 a day, or you can purchase a four-day pass for $25.00.

But that’s not all, because there is plenty of free entertainment to be had during CMA Fest week. There are five different stages where artists will perform, plus there are booths with demonstrations and other exhibits.

Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.

The CMA Music Festival will be filmed for a television special for a 13th year. The show will air later in the fall on the ABC television network.