Country music fans are gearing up for this year’s CMA Fest in Nashville. And along with the excitement surrounding the annual music festival, Spotify House has announced it will once again be taking over Blake Shelton and Opry Entertainment Group’s Ole Red for a four-day showcase beginning on Jun. 8.
Spotify House Kick-Off
From Jun. 8 to Jun. 11, Spotify House will welcome fans to Ole Red for a daily and nightly lineup featuring both veteran and emerging artists, exclusive late-night jam sessions, and surprise performances. In addition to its “Hot Country” lineup, Spotify is also bringing back its “Fresh Finds” stage, which will showcase the best rising talent in Nashville.
Although a lineup for the “Fresh Finds” stage has not yet been announced, the streaming platform revealed its plans for this year’s Spotify House via a May 23 press release and on social media.
“The Spotify House has become a CMA Fest staple and we couldn’t be more excited to be returning to Ole Red again this year,” Jackie Augustus, Lead, Country & Folk, Artist Partnerships at Spotify, said in the release.
“As always, we wanted the lineup to reflect the trends and discoveries that listeners have been making on [the] platform. Every year the genre expands into new influences and sounds, so we’re looking forward to giving the fans an opportunity to experience 2023 country in its fullest. And as always, we have a few surprises up our sleeves, so you never know who might show up on our stage,” she added.
In addition to announcing its plans for this year’s CMA Fest, the streaming giant also revealed which artists fans can see perform on the main stage.
Fan favorites taking over the main stage include Brad Paisley, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Hailey Whitters, Ingrid Andress, Jordan Davis, Luke Grimes, Mickey Guyton, Old Dominion, Lady A and Ruston Kelly.
The full lineup will feature Alana Springsteen, Ashley Cooke, Avery Anna, Brett Young, Brian Kelley, Chase Rice, Chayce Beckham, Chris Young, Colbie Caillat, Conner Smith, Dalton Dover, Danielle Bradbery, Dylan Marlowe, Dylan Schneider, Ella Langley, Ian Munsick, Jon Pardi, Josh Ross, Kameron Marlowe, Kylie Morgan, Lily Rose, Mackenzie Carpenter, Mitchell Tenpenny, Restless Road, Riley Green, Sam Hunt, Tanner Adell, Tenille Arts, Warren Zeiders, and 49 Winchester.
Following the announcement on Spotify’s official Instagram feed, multiple artists shared their excitement for the event via the comment section.
“GONNA BE A TIME,” Alana Springsteen wrote.
“Can’t freaking wait,” Kylie Morgan said, adding flame and praise hands emojis.
“🤠,” Jon Pardi commented.
Exclusive Late-Night DJ Sets
Besides the main stage lineup, Spotify House will host exclusive late-night DJ sets including Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley and Cheat Codes + Friends.
Country music fans can visit the Spotify House from Thursday, Jun. 8 through Saturday, Jun. 10 from 11:00 am to 2:00 am CT daily, and Sunday, Jun. 11 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm CT. All shows will be open to the public, and space will be limited to first come, first served, according to the same press release.
This year will mark the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest, the longest-running country music festival. To learn more about the plans for this year’s CMA Fest, including a full list of performances and fan events, click HERE.