The Country Music Association announces the 49th “CMA Fest” to air on ABC with hosts Dierks Bentley and Elle King

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Country Music Association has announced the 49th “CMA Fest,” the music event of the summer, which will air Wednesday, August 3 at 8:7c on ABC.

The three-hour prime-time concert special will bring Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a nationwide television audience, hosted by Dierks Bentley and Elle King.

“I’m thrilled to be able to partner with Dierks and Elle as our hosts this year,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA’s Chief Executive Officer. “They have such passion for the fans. I know the chemistry and camaraderie they bring to the stage will be felt by millions of television viewers around the world.”

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This marks Bentley and King’s CMA Fest hosting debut, and King joins the roster of performers for the Nissan Stadium stage on Sunday, June 12.

As previously announced, Bentley will also perform on Sunday.

“We’re thrilled to once again be collaborating with our long-standing partners at CMA for this summer’s must-attend music event, CMA Fest,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “With Dierks Bentley and Elle King hosting the evening, music fans everywhere can look forward to a night to remember with country music’s biggest names.”

CMA Fest is unlike any other, with tens of thousands of country fans taking to the streets of downtown Nashville for four days of live music, meet-and-greets and up-close experiences for fans at Fan Fair X.

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A limited number of four-day passes, as well as recently announced single night tickets for the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium are available for purchase.

CMA Fest’s outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public.

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