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It's the music event of the summer.

Jenna Sims
August 16, 2017

Every June, thousands of country music fans make their way to Nashville for CMA Music Festival. If you didn’t make it to Music City this summer, you can watch CMA Fest, four days of superstar performances packed into three hours, on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 8/7 Central on ABC. Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will be hosting the special that will include performances by more than 20 artists including Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and more.

Fans and artists alike love the opportunity to celebrate music, and no event quite does it like CMA Festival. “Performing at CMA fest is a highlight of the year for me and something I really look forward to,” said Cole Swindell. “The excitement from the fans at the stadium is overwhelming. Can’t wait to be back next year!” During the special, you can catch Cole along with Dierks Bentley performing their number one song “Flatliner.”

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Other must-see collaborations include host Thomas Rhett's performance with Maren Morris and Darius Rucker with Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild.