Country music fans that are heading out to the 2017 CMA Music Festival in June will have even more music to see and for FREE. This time at the Ascend Amphitheater, which CMA has announced a series of free nightly concerts set to happen during the yearly festival. The Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage, which will be located inside of the Ascend Amphitheater. You will able to see artists from Big & Rich on June 8th to Dan + Shay on June 10th. The nightly shows will take place June 8th-10th, each night at 7pm.
“With tens of thousands of country music fans pouring in from all over the U.S. and over two dozen countries, [the] CMA’s partnership with Cracker Barrel to present free nightly concerts at Ascend offers non-four-day ticket holders access to additional nighttime options and the chance to see even more of their favorite artists,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA CEO
“Music and entertainment are an important part of the Cracker Barrel brand experience because the platform provides an invaluable and resounding connection with our guests, which is why we’ve committed to this partnership for the next three years.” Adds Cracker Barrel Senior Vice President of Marketing Don Hoffman.
In addition to Big & Rich, June 8th free show at Ascend Amphitheater will feature DJ Sinister & the Country Fried Mix and Cowboy Troy, as well as Deana Carter, Billy Ray Cyrus and the Oak Ridge Boys. On June 9th, some of country music’s women: Sara Evans, 3 Girls Rock Into a Bar, Natalie Stovall, Ruthie Collins, Danielle Bradbery, Kellie Pickler and Aubrie Sellers. And on June 10th, Dan + Shay will close out the venue’s events, along with Hunter Hays, RaeLynn, High Valley, Ryan Kinder, Cale Dodds and Bailey Bryan. The free shows being held on the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage are just a few of many events happening in Music City throughout the week of the 2017 CMA Music Festival, which officially runs June 8-11th. For more information on tickets and performers at CMA Fest 2017, visit the CMA Music Festival’s official website. A TV special featuring highlights from the event, CMA Fest 2017, will air on ABC sometime this summer; exact broadcast details will be announced at a later date.