Chris Janson, Cole Swindell to Headline Ascend Amphitheater at CMA Fest

CMA Fest just added a lot more talent. The four-day music festival, held in Nashville June 9 to 12, has added two nights of music at Ascend Amphitheater, on June 10 and 11.

Chris Janson will headline the June 10 show, while Cole Swindell will headline June 11. Other performers for both nights include Boy Named Banjo, LANCO, Peytan Porter, Mitchell Tenpenny. Ingrid Andress, Tyler Braden, Carter and Randall King.

The lineup comes after CMA Fest has been canceled for two years, due to the pandemic. The return makes Swindell, who is also celebrating his “Never Say Never” duet with Lainey Wilson hitting No. 1, that much sweeter.


In addition to four-night and single-day passes, standing room only pit access tickets are also available, beginning at just $53 a night. Single-day reserved tickets are $39 a night, with single-day lawn tickets just $24 a night.

The nightly concerts, held at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium boast an all-star lineup, with Swindell and Wilson also performing at Nissan Stadium as well. Other performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby BarrettDierks BentleyKane BrownLuke BryanLuke CombsRussell DickersonAlan JacksonLady AParker McCollumCarly PearceThomas RhettDarius RuckerCarrie UnderwoodKeith Urban, and the Zac Brown Band.

Multiple other stages will happen all over Music City during CMA Fest, with hundreds of artists performing. Some of those artists include Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Jake Hoot, Home Free, Ty Herndon, Sara Evans, Ryan Hurd, BRELAND, Scotty McCreery, Michael Ray and more.

Proceeds from CMA Fest benefit the CMA Foundation, which began in 2006 to support music education in schools all over the country. To date, even with the absence of CMA Fest for two years, the event has raised more than $27 million to help provide and promote music education to students.

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