See the Best Shots From CMA Fest 2017
Some of country music's biggest stars entertained thousands of fans at Nashville's CMA Fest from June 8-11, 2017.
The annual festival — which broke an attendance record in 2016 with 88,500 fans per day according to CMA — blends up-and-comers and A-listers on a variety of stages for (virtually) nonstop country music over four straight days.
The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage hosted the biggest stars of the free stages in 2017, including Jon Pardi, Aaron Watson, Chris Janson, LoCash, Canaan Smith and Kane Brown. On the Riverfront Stage, artists perform approximately 30 minute sets with an average of 10 performers per day, which is a common thread across most of the free stages.
Though the Riverfront hosts thousands of fans each day, CMA Fest shows at Nissan Stadium, which fans must purchase tickets for, clearly have the largest attendance. With 2017 performances by modern country's elite including Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and more, it's a country music fan's dream.
Did you miss this massive country music event? Check out Taste of Country's photo gallery above. Performances from Nissan Stadium will also air on the ABC television special CMA Fest: The Music Event of Summer on Aug. 16.