CMA Music Festival vs. Firefly Music Festival
Starting June 9th to June 12th, over 400 artists will be converging on “Music City” in Nashville, Tennessee to perform at the CMA Music Festival. One of the longest continuously running music festivals in the US, which began as “Fan Fair” in 1972, this year’s CMA Music Festival will again feature some of the biggest stars in country music including Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Hank William Jr., Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line & much much more.
Centerstage will be Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, with musical acts performing all through Nashville including at the Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Convention Center & the Ascend Amphitheatre.
7 stages- including Riverfront Park- will be open to the public with FREE performances by Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Chase Bryant, Aaron Lewis, and Tracey Lawrence to name a few. Street performances will line The Buckle on historic Broadway where vendors will be dishing out world class BBQ among other treats. And no visit to Nashville is complete without experiencing famous “Honky Tonks” like Robert’s Western World, Tootsie’s Orchid Room & Lonnie’s Western Room where there will be more opportunities to see some up & coming artists perform.
Over 250,000 people are expected to attend from over 41 different nations & all 50 states. For more information please visit http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival
If country isn’t your scene, The Firefly Music Festival kicks off on Thursday June 16th through June 19th at The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware with a diverse mix of artists spanning a multitude of musical genres.
Thursday starts off with bang with Two Door Cinema Club as the headliner. Kings of Leon caps off a day of Friday performances that will include Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Of Monsters & Men, and Ludacris.
Saturday’s lineup includes Death Cab For Cutie, M83, A$AP Rocky, Chvrches, The Neighbourhood, Fetty Wap with headlining performances by Florence the Machine & Deadmaus. Sunday features Blink 182, Earth Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty, Elle King & The Struts before the festival closes with Mumford & Sons.
The Firefly Music Festival are stepping up their activities this year by creating experiences such as The Brewery (Partnered with Dogfish Head Brewery), Coffee House (Mix between a Cafe and Nightclub), The Market, The Thicket, The Pathway (Lighting Experience), Hammock Hangout, and The Beercade (Mix of beer and your favorite childhood games).
Ever wonder what a silent stage sounds like? Then the Thicket is for you. One of the coolest attractions at the Firefly Music Festival this year will be in the middle of the woods. The Thicket provides everything a concert does, except for all of the excess noise. This silent rave headphone party is something you have to experience for yourself.
More information at https://fireflyfestival.com/home