Are you ready for some more free music to check out at the 2016 CMA Music Festival? Now you can with the addition of the Bridgestone Arena's Music City Stage in the Visitor Center. The Boot shared the news that the 2016 CMA Music Festival has grown with more stages added to bring more chances for fans to catch live music by bringing the total number of stages featuring live music to 11. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is teaming up with with the festival to bring the Bridgestone Arena's Music City Stage to life which will have free shows happening from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. CST daily during the festival.
The AT&T Skyview Stage and the Budweiser Acoustic Stage are also two of the new stage additions located at the Ascend Amphitheater for the four day event that runs from June 9, 2016 through June 12, 2016. Chris Young will be hosting the Opening Ceremonies for the newest stage locations on June 8, 2016. Young will be joined by Nashville's Mayor Megan Barry along with the Fisk Jubilee Singers and students from Metro Nashville Public Schools which have received funding that was raised through the CMA Foundation through the Festival. The Opening Ceremonies will be followed up with the CMA Music Festival Kick Off Concert with Old Dominion, Clare Dunn, William Michael Morgan, Steve Moakler, High Valley, Frankie Ballard and more putting on performances showcasing SiriusXM's "Highway Finds."
The AT&T Skyview Stage will continue to keep the action going throughout the CMA Music Festival with shows set to happen from Ashley Monroe, Marshall Tucker Band and Friends, Sara Evans, Shenandoah, Tracey Lawrence and Friends, Sister Hazel and The Oakridge Boys. "The Wonderful Women of Country Music" will also be hitting the The AT&T Skyview Stage with Cassadee Pope, Jana Kramer, Lindsay Eli, Maddie & Tae, Lucie Silvas, Natalie Stovall and Hillary Scott. The new Budweiser Acoustic Stage has shows lined up from Seth Alley, Carlton Anderson, Lacy Green, Emily Hackett, Chris Bandi, Jeston Cade, Jameson Rogers, Brent Rodgers, Hunter Phelps, CJ Solar, Shelley Skidmore, Hannah Dasher and more.
Check out the full lineup of performers for the CMA Festival here.