Fan Fair X

Meet & greets, music, merch and more!

Located inside Music City Center on Level 3, Fan Fair X is where you truly live the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – all in the relief of air conditioning! Discover everything from indoor stages with acoustic performances and interviews, games, shopping, comfortable seating and so much more. Fan Fair X is open 9:30AM CT to 5:00PM CT Thursday through Saturday and 9:30AM CT to 4:00PM CT on Sunday.

All programming and seating inside Fan Fair X is first come, first served, with hundreds of sessions and performances taking place throughout the four days. Crowd capacity inside Fan Fair X may result in limited admission, but more music and artists are always around the corner at other CMA Fest outdoor, daytime stages!


Fan Fair X admission is included with the CMA Fest Four-Night Stadium Pass, so all you have to do is show your mobile pass to gain entry! Or, you can purchase a four-day Fan Fair X ticket for $25 or individual days for $10 each.
Babies and children under age 2 are admitted to Fan Fair X, and all CMA Fest locations, for free. For more information about bringing babies and children under age 2, visit CMA Fest FAQs


Global superstar Dolly Parton will kick off Fan Fair X on Thursday morning followed by some of Country’s hottest stars featured as CMA Fest Artists of the Day – Cody Johnson takes the CMA Close Up Stage on Friday, Thomas Rhett on Saturday, and Lainey Wilson on Sunday!



Fan Fair X hosts indoor stages where you can get up close and personal with your favorite Country artists and celebrities at the CMA Close Up Stage. This stage hosts live, interactive interviews, acoustic performances and more. Discover new favorite artists at the Spotlight Stage, where more than 50 emerging artists perform acoustic sets and host meet & greets. 



Fan Fair X hosts many exhibitors, including official CMA Fest partners, marketplace merchants who sell clothing, accessories, home décor, Country Music labels featuring the latest and greatest music and much, much more! Plus, enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing cold drink while getting out of the hot Nashville sun in the relief of air conditioning.


CMA Fest was founded as Fan Fair in 1972 as a way for fans to connect with the artists they love! Now, Fan Fair X, inside of Music City Center, continues this long tradition by giving you the opportunity to meet today’s hottest Country Music artists! All meet & greet sessions are first-come, first-served, so, all you have to do is join any line once inside Fan Fair X!