2022 CMA Fest Lineup: Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban Among the 150+ Artists to Perform

CMA Fest is back! The country music festival announced over 150 artists would perform at the four-day event held in Nashville, TN. The lineup contains many of today’s biggest country stars like Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, and Luke Bryan.

CMA Fest started in 2006. Performers donate their time and the money raised goes to the CMA Foundation, an organization that promotes music education. The event returns in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to coronavirus (COVID-19.) 

Luke Bryan smiles while performing onstage at the Bass Pro Shops 50th Anniversary Concert in Springfield, MO.
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CMA Fest returns to Nashville, TN with four nights of Stadium shows 

Summer is filled with music festivals of various genres giving fans a chance to see multiple acts in one day or over a weekend. CMA Fest is a four-day country music extravaganza in Nashville, TN. The event will host over 150 artists performing on five stages. 

Headliners will take the stage at Nissan Stadium on Jun. 9-12. They include Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Lainey Wilson, Parker McCollom, Russell Dickerson, Gabby Barrett, and Darius Rucker.

The superstar lineup almost guarantees the audience will see a duet from Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood singing their smash hit “If I Didn’t Love You.” There’s also an opportunity for Lainey Wilson and Cole Swindell to sing “Never Say Never” live onstage. 

The stadium shows will take place at night, but there are plenty of quality performers slated for the daytime stages.

The Riverfront Stage features Jimmi Allen and Maddie & Tae

Fans will see established acts and some exciting up-and-coming performers during the day at various stages. The Riverfront Stage features Jimmi Allen, Maddie and Tae, Lauren Alaina, Breland, Lainey Wilson, Scotty McCreery, Michael Ray, Easton Corbin Lindsay Ell, Mitchell Tenpenny,  Ryan Hurd, Tenille Townes, Blanco Brown, Hardy, Danielle  Bradbery, Locash, Callista Clark, Lanco, Niko Moon and more. 

Lainey Wilson is going to be busy the second weekend of June. She’s the only artist listed for both the Riverfront Stage and the Nissan Stadium.

Amp Stage, Vibe Stage, and Reverb Stage feature a slew of established country acts like Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann, and Darryl Worley. The multi-talented Rita Wilson and This Is Us star Chrissy Metz will also perform on the Vibe Stage.

CMA Fest ticket prices vary, but there are many free shows 

What makes CMA Fest stand out is the price. A four-day pass to everything, including all four stadium night concerts, costs around $250-$500 (depending on the section of the stadium.) Fans are also free to buy single-night stadium tickets. 

The Riverfront Stage performances are free to the public. However, fans may want to buy an upgraded ticket that guarantees shade and air-conditioned spaces to escape the hot summer sun. A four-day “Riverside Retreat” pass costs $307. 

The smaller stages will be entirely free for fans. CMA Fest also has several free activities centered around the celebration of country music. 

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