Cole Swindell and Lee Brice to headline free nightly shows during CMA Fest

Country Music AssociationIf you can't grab a ticket to CMA Fest’s nightly stadium shows this summer, the Country Music Association once again is giving fans a free option.   

The venue typically known as Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville will transform into the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage from June 7-9.

Broken Bow artists Chase BryantCraig CampbellLindsay EllChase RiceRunaway JuneGranger Smith and more will take the stage on Thursday. Lee Brice headlines on Friday, with Clare DunnTyler FarrMaddie & Tae, and Drake White joining him.

On Saturday, Cole Swindell leads the bill, with his Warner Bros. labelmates Cale DoddsMorgan EvansMichael Ray and Tegan Marie rounding out the show. The concerts start at 7 p.m. CT each night.

While these performances are free, you can buy passes that include VIP early access.

Some seats still remain for the Thursday-Sunday concerts at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. You can find out more at

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