Sara Evans has signed on to open the CMA Music Festival in Nashville with a performance at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage Thursday, June 6. Shows at that stage are free and open to the public. Other stars slated to perform there during the festival include Dustin Lynch , Love and Theft , David Nail , Jerrod Niemann , Sunny Sweeney , Greg Bates , Brett Eldredge , Gloriana , Casey James , Craig Morgan and newcomers Eric Paslay , Kristen Kelly and Tyler Farr .
The 40th Annual CMA Music Festival runs Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.
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