The 2014 CMA Music Festival will kick off in rockin’ style with the CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. The free event takes place Wednesday, June 4 (11:00 AM-4:30 PM/CT), the day before the official start of CMA Music Festival, a four-day event taking over downtown Nashville, Thursday through Sunday, June 5-8.
The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage will be the epicenter of Country and rock on the bank of the Cumberland River with a must-see lineup that includes international talent, Southern rock icons, and a Country artist with a royal pedigree.
The 2014 CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Concert features eight diverse acts including four international artists: Lindsay Ell, Tim Hicks, and Small Town Pistols from Canada, and Morgan Evans from Australia. Rounding out the lineup are honky-tonk traditionalists Brazilbilly, Shooter Jennings performing with Waymore’s Outlaws, his father Waylon Jennings’ touring and studio backing band, three time Grammy-nominated bluegrass ensemble The Grascals, and Southern rock legends The Marshall Tucker Band.
“The Wednesday concert offers an energetic set of performances to kick-off the exciting four days of concerts that follow,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It also gives everyone an excuse to come downtown a day early and enjoy free music in a great venue with enthusiastic fans from around the world.”
Gates at Riverfront Park will open at 10:00 AM/CT for fans to find the perfect spot to enjoy the day-long concert.
While tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are sold out, there are numerous other entertainment and music stages, special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy during CMA Music Festival.