CMA Fest 2019 was the wettest country music festival we have ever attended, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time! Thankfully, we had a stash of ponchos because every retailer that sold ponchos was sold out! Pro Tip: buy a box of 20 ponchos on Amazon – they are something great to keep in a cabinet for rainy music festivals

To escape the rain, we caught many of the Riverfront Stage performances from nearby bars (click here for Nashville bars) and spent a lot of time in the HGTV Lodge watching intimate live performances from some of our favorite country music artists like Morgan Wallen, Chris Young, Lauren Alaina, Old Dominion, and more. Best of all, the original cast of The Brady Bunch was hanging out all weekend talking about their new show on HGTV, coming this fall!

Despite the weather, CMA Fest 2019 brought country music fans more music than ever before – new stages we’re added with more performances to give you a first look at up and coming artists as well as familiar faces you have grown to love. For the first time, we attended performances at Ascend Amphitheater. If you haven’t seen a show at this riverside venue with gorgeous views of downtown Nashville, add it to your list, it’s a must-visit!

We didn’t make it to Nissan Stadium for the major performances, but from what we heard, the performances were nothing short of phenomenal!

Catch highlights and performances from CMA Fest 2019 Sunday, August 4th at 8/7c on ABC.

If you’ve got the time off or vacation time available, we’d recommend visiting Nashville the entire week of CMA Fest (Monday – Sunday), there is so much happening all over town, including the CMT Awards, and special private performances before the fest kicks off. We’d also recommend joining the fan clubs if your favorite artists for the opportunity to attend the fan club parties that take place throughout CMA Fest week in Nashville. Plus, you can get access to exclusive meet and greets at the Infinity Fan Fair X.

Missed out on official CMA Fest merchandise while you were in Nashville? The entire store is 25% off now through August 5th. Shop CMA Fest Merchandise

Each year, CMA Fest gets better and better. Don’t miss the action next year, four-day passes to CMA Fest 2020 will be on sale Friday, August 2nd at


Photos from CMA Fest 2019