CMA Fest champions music education through the CMA Foundation
Starting tomorrow, tens of thousands of Country Music fans from around the globe will descend upon Nashville for the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest. Artists performing at CMA Fest donate their time and talent so a portion of ticket proceeds can help fund the CMA Foundation’s mission of providing students with access to a high-quality music education and providing educators the resources they need to create and sustain thriving programs. CMA Fest will feature several special events and activations during the festival to raise awareness and help fund the CMA Foundation’s social impact and unique model of giving.
Thursday, June 8
Kicking off CMA Fest at 9:45 AM, 9th grade student, Ariah McEwen, will join the Tennessee State University Aristocrats of Band to perform the National Anthem on Thursday morning at the Chevy Riverfront Stage.
Friday, June 9
On Friday at 12:45-1:30 PM, Nashville-area Notes for Notes students will perform on the CMA Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X inside Music City Center alongside Neon Union.
Sunday, June 11On Sunday at 1:45 PM, students from Page High School in Williamson County will take to the CMA Close Up Stage for a Musical Theater Showcase, performing songs from the hit Dolly Parton musical “9 to 5,” with a celebrity Q&A with Chrissy Metz between songs.
Sunday, June 11
Don’t miss Sunday night at Nissan Stadium, where more than 30 students from Metro Nashville Public Schools will take the Main Stage with a very special surprise guest. The CMA Foundation has tapped four of its Music Teachers of Excellence recipients —Ann Marie Morris, Alicia Engram, Jacqueline Hanna and Danielle Taylor—to conduct the ensemble.