Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton and More to Headline 2018 CMA Music Festival

The Country Music Association (CMA) released the first round of performers for its annual festival and it includes some of our favorite artists.

The wait is FINALLY over!

After weeks of anticipation and teasers all over social media, the Country Music Association (CMA) has finally released the first round of performers for the 2018 CMA Music Festival.

This year’s lineup is far from star-studded, as country music heavy-hitters Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Blake Shelton are headlining the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium with special guests Lauren Alaina and Bebe Rexha.

2017 CMA Music Festival – Complete Coverage

For the Riverfront Stage, some of this year’s fastest rising artists will perform in front of thousands of country music fans each day, including Cam, Jordan Davis, Lindsay Ell, Hunter Hayes, Carly Pearce, and RaeLynn.

Two new stages added to CMA Fest this year are the Breakout and Forever Country stages, which will be positioned throughout Downtown Nashville and feature some of the genre’s newest and classic artists. Making the bill this year are Trent Harmon, Jerrod Niemann, Brooke Eden, Jillian Jacqueline, Smithfield, Ashley McBryde, Runaway June, Ty Herndon, Terry McBride, Wade Hayes, The Bellamy Brothers, and Sister Hazel.

Tickets for the CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair X are available now on Ticketmaster with tons of free concerts throughout the course of four days.  Make sure to head to Music City for the biggest country music fest of the year beginning on Thursday, June 7th and wrapping on Sunday, June 10th.

Click through the gallery for a detailed list of performers on each stage at CMA Fest 2018…

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.