CMA Summer Jam to Feature Two Nights of Country Stars in Nashville

A mini-CMA Fest aims to put the music back in Music City!

Written by Chris Parton
CMA Summer Jam to Feature Two Nights of Country Stars in Nashville
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Blake Shelton performs onstage during the 2018 CMA Music festival at Nissan Stadium on June 8, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Almost 20 of country’s biggest acts are putting the music back in Music City this month, hitting Nashville for a massive, two-night concert called CMA Summer Jam.

Set for Ascend Amphitheater on July 27-28, the all-star show will feel like a mini-CMA Fest, taped for TV and packed with top talent.

With annual CMA Music Festival cancelled for a second year due to COVID-19 concerns, CMA Summer Jam will work like a stepping stone back to that stadium filling three-day event. CMA Summer Jam will take place at a smaller venue and play host to fewer fans, but the spirit of brining country’s hottest artists together for one blow-out festival will be exactly the same.

The July 27 show will include Luke BryanMickey GuytonCarly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Carrie UnderwoodLainey Wilson and Dwight Yoakam. And on July 28, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett,  Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi and Thomas Rhett will all take the stage.

It will all be filmed for a three-hour primetime television special to air later this summer on ABC, and additional details — including extra performances filmed at other locations in downtown Nashville — will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Meanwhile, tickets will start at $70 each and go on sale Wednesday (July 14) at 10 a.m. CT — and they’re likely to go fast, so mark your calendar now.

A portion of ticket sale net proceeds will benefit the CMA Foundation’s to support music education programs around the nation. Guidance from local, state and federal authorities as well as unions and guilds on COVID-19 safety will be followed. For more information, visit