If you’ve heard CMA Music Festival veterans discussing the event, they likely will tell you that there’s music and fun around every corner. Downtown Nashville is a beehive of activity and one of the most exciting places to be is Xfinity Fan Fair X.
This part of the four-day festival is actually held indoors in the Music City Center, but just because it’s inside, doesn’t mean they’ve turned off the music or that you can’t see the stars. In fact, there are three stages inside the Music City Center and they host performances as well as intimate interviews, some with Q&A sessions. It’s also…air-conditioned!
The CMA Close Up Stage will host its extremely popular “Artist of the Day” show where Trisha Yearwood, Old Dominion, Chris Young, and Tracy Lawrence will discuss their lives and careers.
Additionally on the Close Up stage, fans can see performances from Billy Ray Cyrus, Locash, Song Suffragettes, and Rita Wilson with Kristian Bush, along with interviews, panels, discussions. They also have an opportunity to meet the stars behind the Breakthrough soundtrack like Chrissy Metz and Mickey Guyton.
The Radio Disney Country Stage hosts some of country music’s hottest young acts including Kalie Shorr, Savannah Keyes, Tenille Arts, Bailey Bryan, Morgan Evans, Caylee Hammack, Walker Hayes, Honey County, Jessie James Decker, Locash, Tegan Marie, Stephanie Quayle, Runaway June, Temecula Road, Tenille Towns, Rachel Wammack and a truckload more!
The Spotlight Stage hosts over 50 rising stars performing acoustic sets and hosting meet-and- greets. Appearing on that stage throughout the four-day even are artists like Maggie Baugh, Blue Honey, Marty Brown, Josh Dorr, John King, Tyler Reeve, Reverie Lane, Royal South, J.D. Shelburne, CJ Solar, Terra Bella, Adam Wakefield and many, many more.
There are also food concessions, killer boutiques with western wear, boots, hats, and fun tees, great exhibits and displays, and…you may want to sit down for this…puppies. Yes Xfinity Fan Fair X is where Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation Foundation puppies are available to be adopted and loved.
If you’re heading to CMA Music Fest and are trying to plan your day-by-day itinerary, the best thing to do is download the Official CMA Music Festival app available on the Apple App Store or Google Play. There you’ll find a full schedule of events for all of the CMA sanctioned events and concerts from Nissan Stadium to Music City Center and the ever-popular HGTV Lodge. You can also get the schedule on the CMA’s official festival website.
Single day tickets for Xfinity Fan Fair X are $10 a day or bargain $25 for all four days.
The puppies alone are worth that!