NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The first full day of the CMA Music Festival kicked off in downtown Nashville Thursday.
Tens of thousands of visitors are in Music City to attend the annual four-day music fest.
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During the day, attendees can take advantage of free shows all over downtown, including at the Music City Center and the stages at Riverfront.
News 2’s Neil Orne introduced country singer Jake Owen at the Riverfront Stage who sung to hundreds of fans.
Hillary Scott, of Lady Antebellum, participated in a Q&A session at Fan Fair X located inside the Music City Center.
Scott, who recently recorded a faith-based album with her family, is currently out on tour with Lady A.
Each night, fans will flock to Nissan Stadium for sold out concerts by some of country music’s biggest stars.
On Thursday night Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts will all take the stage.
Several road closures are in place as the music fest continues through the weekend. Click here to view a complete list of road closures.
Day 2 of the CMA fest starts bright and early Friday morning. For more information, click here.