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Time for the 2014 CMA Music Festival

Big and Rich will start the free concerts during the CMA Music Festival at the Riverfront on June 5, 2014
Big and Rich will start the free concerts during the CMA Music Festival at the Riverfront on June 5, 2014
Photo by Rick Diamond

Its time to get the sundresses, cowboy boots and cowboy hats ready because the 2014 CMA Music Festival is about to take over downtown Nashville, TN. The CMA Music Festival is slated to start Thursday June 5th and will have performances throughout the downtown area until Sunday June 8th. Free concerts, free samples and giveaways will be available everyday on Lower Broadway, the Riverfront, and the Hall of Fame Park and near the Bridgestone Arena.

The Band Perry performed at the 2013 CMA Music Festival
Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Kicking off the free concerts at the Riverfront stage on Thursday June 5th will be the outrageous country duo Big & Rich. Other acts scheduled for the Riverfront stage throughout the weekend will be Wynonna, Dustin Lynch, Craig Campbell and Cassadee Pope on June 5th; Kellie Pickler and Craig Morgan on June 6th; Billy Ray Cyrus, Darryl Worley and Lo Cash Cowboys on June 7th and Lonestar, Colt Ford and Uncle Kracker on June 8th.

Throughout Downtown Nashville will be several free stages which will include the Bud Light Stage near the Bridgestone Arena with performances by Trick Pony, Keith Anderson, Holly Williams, Chuck Wicks, Jamie Lynn Spears and HLN's Robin Meade. Over at the Samsung Stage at the Hall of Fame Park will be Danielle Peck, Jesse Keith Whitley, the original Hick Hop artist Cowboy Troy, 80's rockers turned country artist Nelson and Julie Roberts. Fans can catch many new artists performing at the Roadhouse Stage in Fan Alley or The Buckle Stage on Broadway.

Fans of country music can purchase tickets to attend the Fan Fair X inside the Music City Center to meet and greet artist or catch other performances at the Durango Stage or the AT&T U-Verse Stages. Those two stages will include performances by Ray Stevens, Lorrie Morgan, Crystal Gayle, RaeLynn, Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys, Doug Stone, Jeannie Seely and Mark Wills.

Once nighttime is upon the city of Nashville, fans will be making their way to LP Field to catch the nightly concerts. The shows are reportedly sold out for all the nights of the concerts. Fans will be able to enjoy country music legends Alabama as the kick-off the Thursday night concerts. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line are some of the headlines to the nightly concerts.

Music City will be busy and there will be numerous road closures for the Festival. Head on down to Lower Broadway for fun and music.