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Nashville hosts CMA Fest, Bonnaroo and more music events you can’t miss

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It’s summer in Nashville, and with the warm weather comes another series of concerts not to be missed.

The Music City stages will be busy, with performances from stars Lainey Wilson, Bryson Tiller, Alanis Morissette, Jamey Johnson, Zach Bryan and many more.

The first half of the month will also feature major Tennessee music festivals such as CMA Fest and Bonnaroo, both of which will feature hundreds of artists on multiple stages.

Curious who will be performing in the city in June? Read more.

June 1: Lainey Wilson

Country star Lainey Wilson will perform at the Ascend Amphitheater on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

The “Watermelon Moonshine” singer recently released the singles “Country’s Cool Again” and “Hang Tight Honey.” She will be joined by Ian Munsick and Zach Top on her 2024 “Country’s Cool Again Tour.”

For more information about the show, visit laineywilson.com.

June 2: Jacob Collier

English singer-songwriter Jacob Collier will take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry House.

The 29-year-old alternative indie jazz artist, known for his renditions of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Never Gonna Be Alone” and “Witness Me,” is bringing his “Djesse World Tour” to Tennessee.

In March, he released “Djesse Vol. 4,” an album featuring Brandi Carlile, Lindsey Lomis, Madison Cunningham, John Legend and more.

For more information, visit jacobcollier.com.

June 5: Randy Travis, his original band and James Dupré

The “Randy Travis: More Life Tour” heads to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

The show features Travis’ original band, along with singer James Dupré, who will sing the country singer’s hits; Travis has been largely unable to sing or speak since his stroke in 2013.

In addition to Dupré’s rendition of his hits, Travis will also make a special appearance on the show.

Travis recently released his first song in over a decade using artificial intelligence to recreate his voice, a single called “Where That Came From.”

For more information about the upcoming show, visit randytravis.com.

June 6-9: CMA Fest

CMA Fest is back in downtown Nashville this June.

The four-day concert series will feature hundreds of artists performing on multiple downtown stages, including Nissan Stadium and the Ascend Amphitheater. Some of the artists featured on the stages include Luke Bryan, HARDY, Jordan Davis, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson and Keith Urban.

Last year, nearly 100,000 country music fans flooded the streets of downtown Nashville for the festival.

More: CMA Fest announces initial 2024 lineup and ticket information

For more information, visit cmafest.com.

June 12: James Taylor

James Taylor and his band will hit the Bridgestone Arena in mid-June.

The singer-songwriter and guitarist known for the songs ‘Fire and Rain’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ and ‘Carolina in My Mind’ will stop in Nashville during his summer tour in 2024.

Taylor kicked off the tour on May 29 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and will travel across the US, performing from Maine to Colorado.

For more information, visit jamestaylor.com.

June 21-22: Blackberry smoke

Country rock band Blackberry Smoke will take the stage at the Ryman Auditorium for two nights.

The Georgia band, known for the songs ‘One Horse Town’, ‘Waiting for the Thunder’ and ‘Good One Comin’ On’, will play two shows in Nashville with special guests Elvie Shane and John R. Miller.

This year they released the album “Be Right Here”, a record with ten songs and the main song “Dig a Hole”.

For more information about their upcoming shows, visit blackberrysmoke.com.

June 23: Alanis Morissette

The ‘Ironic’ singer is heading to Bridgestone Arena for her ‘Triple Moon Tour’.

The Canadian-American singer-songwriter, known for hits ‘You Oughta Know’, ‘Hand in My Pocket’ and ‘Thank U’, brings an evening full of her signature alternative rock to Nashville.

Morissette’s tour with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Morgan Wade follows her 2022 album ‘The Storm Before the Calm’.

For more information, visit alanis.com.

June 23: Bryson Tiller

R&B and hip-hop singer Bryson Tiller will take the stage at the Ascend Amphitheater.

The Kentucky singer-songwriter, known for the songs ‘Whatever She Wants’, ‘Don’t’, ‘Exchange’ and ‘Right My Wrongs’, stops in Music City for his ‘Bryson Tiller Tour’. In April, Tiller released a self-titled album with 19 songs.

For more information, visit livenation.com.

June 28: Jamey Johnson

Singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will perform at Franklin’s FirstBank Amphitheater.

Johnson, whose hits “In Color” and “High Cost of Living,” will be joined by special guest Drake White on his “What a View Tour.” The tour kicks off on June 20 and will feature highlights from his catalog and anticipated new music.

For more information, visit jameyjohnson.com.

June 29: Sarah McLachlan

Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan is heading to Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater for her “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour.”

McLachlan, known for the songs “Angel” and “When She Loved Me,” will bring special guest Feist on tour in honor of her 1993 album.

For more information, visit sarahmclachlan.com.

June 29: Zach Bryan

Zach Bryan will bring his “The Quittin Time Tour” to Nissan Stadium in late June.

The tour follows Bryan’s 2023 self-titled album and his 2024 single ‘Pink Skies’. In addition to the “I Remember Everything” singer, guests include Turnpike Troubadours and Levi Turner.

For more information, visit zachbryan.com.

Audrey Gibbs is a music reporter for The Tennessean. You can reach her at [email protected].

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