CMA Fest Week 2023 Special Events
CMA Fest 2023 officially kicks off Thursday morning, June 8, 2023 and finishes up around midnight on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The week of CMA Fest (June 4-11, 2023) has a number of special events that occur in Nashville during this time. These concerts and events require separate tickets (they are not covered by your 4-Night CMA Fest Stadium pass). Each entry below includes a clickable link that will take you to the sponsoring page that will give you more information and allow you to purchase tickets.
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Tanya Tucker at the Ryman Auditorium 8:00 P.M. CDT
Edgy. Classic. Country. A defining voice of music and a modern-day legend, 2023 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee and two-time Grammy® winner Tanya Tucker continues to inspire artists today. Born in Seminole, Texas, Tanya had her first country hit, the classic “Delta Dawn,” at the age of 13 in 1972. Since that auspicious beginning, she has become one of the most admired and influential artists in country music history, amassing 23 Top 40 albums and a stellar string of 56 Top 40 singles, ten of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard country charts.
Monday, June 5, 2023
Darius Rucker & Friends Concert at the Ryman Auditorium 7:00 P.M. CDT
The 14th Annual Darius and Friends concert brings together multi-time Diamond-certified superstar Darius Rucker and his all-star friends in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event, which unofficially kicks off the week of CMA Fest in downtown Nashville, has raised more than $3 million to date and has previously featured artists such as Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Charles Kelley of Lady A, Ashley McBryde, A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys, Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers and Tommy Thayer of KISS, among many others. The lineup for this year’s event will be announced in the coming months.
Rock 'n' Jock Celebrity Softball Game 6:30 P.M. CDT
The annual Folds of Honor Tennessee Chapter Rock 'n' Jock Celebrity Softball Game is back. Enjoy a night of Nashville’s hottest musicians, professional athletes, comedians, and veterans going head to head in an exhibition softball game to raise scholarship funds for America’s fallen and disabled service members spouses and children.
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Grand Ole Opry 7:00 & 9:30 P.M. CDT at the Opry House
Welcome to the show that made country music famous! Our live performance show brings rising talent, superstars, and country legends together on our stage every week, along with great bluegrass, family-friendly comedy, and more. The Opry is never rehearsed, and never the same show twice. Be a part of the excitement live in person at the Opry House for a night of country music, performances, and a few surprises.
Stars for Second Harvest at the Ryman Auditorium 7:30 P.M. CDT
Stars for Second Harvest returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium on June 6 for an incredible acoustic line-up of country music, presented by American Airlines and produced and hosted by Craig Wiseman. In past years, legends such as Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, and Dierks Bentley have partnered with us to put on a great show supporting Second Harvest's mission to provide food to people facing hunger and advance hunger solutions in Middle and West Tennessee.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium 9 P.M. CDT
“It’s hard to believe this is the 20th Late Night Jam,” Stuart reflects. “This year is no different than all the rest. The Ryman will be filled with the best Country Music Hall of Famers, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Bluegrass Hall of Famers, up and comers, and lots of laughter. And to top it all off, the Grand Ole Opry Square dancers will perform! It is the pirate ship show of the week. It is a one of a kind event. Not to be missed.”
Shania Twain Concert at Geodis Park 6:30 P.M. CDT
The Nashville stop on Shania Twain's Queen of Me Tour will include a lineup with Kelsea Ballerini and Breland. Home of the Major League Soccer club, Nashville SC, Geodis Park is located in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville, about 4 miles (6.4 km) from downtown—approximately a 10 minute drive, depending on traffic. The Queen of Me Tour stretches from April 28 to November 14, 2023, and spans across the continental United States, Canada, England, Ireland, and Scotland. The tour is in support of Twain's sixth studio album, Queen of Me. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link above.
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Opry Country Classics at the Ryman 3:00 P.M. CDT
Be part of the show series that celebrates the classic songs that made you fall in love with country music. Contemporary artists join country legends in performing timeless favorites by the likes of Johnny Cash, Patsy Line, Alan Jackson, and more. This is where celebrity hosts, spotlight artists, and classic country fans come together to celebrate the songs that made Nashville “Music City.” This is the classic country experience, at the Opry.