The second weekend in June is a big weekend for Nashville every year. Nashville’s CMA Music Festival brings upwards of 80,000 fans to the center of the city for four days of country music. While, Bonnaroo Music Festival, hosted that same weekend, attracts around 65,000 people from all over the world to Manchester, Tennessee for 4 days of camping, music and festivities.
So if you notice slightly longer lines this weekend, that’s why! Many of us didn’t purchase tickets to these annual music events, but still want to participate in the fun! Here are some free and fun music options for this beautiful Nashville weekend:
1.) CMA Fest – Busweiser Forever Country Stage
You can find this stage located in the lawn area behind Ascend Amphitheater, surrounded by the Cumberland River Greenway. With artists like The Bellamy Brothers, EXILE ,Terry McBride and Andy Griggs playing the stage, you’re going to want to stop by! All performances at this stage are free to the general public. Full schedule HERE.
2.) CMA Fest – Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater
Never seen a show at the Ascend Amphitheater? On a summer night, we would argue it’s the best venue in Nashville. Completely free to the general public, names like Cole Swindell, Morgan Evans and Michael Ray will take the stage this weekend! See full schedule HERE.
3.) CMA Fest – Chevy Breakout Stage
For those visiting the city, this stage is located in the Walk of Fame Park across from the Country Music Hall of Fame. This park is home to the Music City Walk of Fame, featuring granite, gold stars for music industry icons. The Breakout Stage will feature performances by Jillian Jacqueline, Steve Moakler, Claire Dunn and MORE!
For more free CMA activities, visit their website HERE.
4.) Musician’s Corner
If you are looking to stay out of the hustle and bustle of the downtown festivities, check out Musician’s Corner in Centennial Park. Festivities go all afternoon long beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th.
12:00 PM – Event Begins with Food Trucks, The MC Pub, Local Artisans, and Kidsville Activities
12:30 PM – Free Yoga with Blooma Nashville Yoga
1:30 PM – Lasso Spells
2:00 PM – Beth White
2:20 PM – The Aquaducks
3:00 PM – Sarah Zúñiga
3:15 PM – Tristen
4:15 PM – Jack Berry
4:30 PM – The Weeks
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