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Summer 2016's 30 Must-See Music Festivals

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CMA Music Festival
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CMA Music Festival

When: June 9th-12th

Where: Nashville, Tennessee

Why Go: Like a country radio stream brought to life, the CMA Music Festival takes the guesswork out of the lineup: Has that artist or band had a Number One song this year? Then, yes, they're probably here. However, CMA splice it with an eye for up-and-coming talent like Ryan Beaver and Margo Price, who all play for free across a Bud Light-soaked downtown Nashville.  The crown jewel is the series of headline shows at Nissan Stadium: Catch everyone from Miranda Lambert to Eric Church to Chris Stapleton, with homecoming king Luke Bryan closing the whole thing out with a nasal holler and a nice hip shake.

Must-See Acts: Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark, Clint Black, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Margo Price, Ryan Beaver, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, the Cadillac Three, Maddie & Tae, Aubrie Sellers, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini

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