CMA Fest continues in downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Day 2 of CMA Fest 2017 is underway in downtown Nashville Friday with country music fans coming out strong for the four-day festival.

A full day of music is planned leading up to the big show at Nissan Stadium. Friday night’s lineup includes Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church and Blake Shelton.

Downtown is flooded with crowds enjoying their favorite artists and songs at seven different stages set up across Lower Broad and inside the Music City Center.

“We recognize it’s an absolutely large event,” said Metro police Captain David Corman. “We do the same thing we do as every year and tweak information for info and venue set ups, but with the Predators watch parties and home games, it’s added some complexity to it all, so we’ve increased the staffing and areas of responsibilities as well.”

To help fans get around, free shuttles are running from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day through Sunday between major event sites.

As for parking, there are several options available with shuttle services to all the magic. You can park at Nissan Stadium across the river in Lot R and also at the Fairgrounds Nashville.