It's officially day one of the CMA Music Festival, and downtown Nashville is buzzing with excitement.
LeAnn Rimes kicked things off at the ribbon cutting for Fan Fair X at 9:30 a.m. at Music City Center. Attendees were able to meet with artists during autograph sessions and enjoy private concerts.
Fan Fair X is free for all CMA Fest four-day ticket holders, but those without tickets can enjoy the fun for $10 a day or $25 for four days. Children 8 and younger get in free.
There were also many free shows going on across multiple stages on Thursday.
Chevy Riverfront Stage lineup:
10 a.m. Big & Rich
11:15 a.m. Eric Paslay
Noon Craig Campbell
12:45 p.m. Charlie Worsham
1:30 p.m. Cole Swindell
2:15 p.m. Dustin Lynch
3 p.m. Love and Theft
3:45 p.m. Cassadee Pope
4:30 p.m. Wynonna & The Big Noise
There are also shows going on at the ATT U-Verse Showcase Stage, the CMA Close Up Stage, the Buckle Stage, the Bud Light Stage, the Durango Music Spot, the Samsung Galaxy Stage and the Chevy Acoustic Stage. Click here to see a full schedule.
Tim McGraw headlined Thursday night's LP Field shows, but he wasn't not alone. Alabama, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts also performed.
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