CMA Fest, Bonnaroo Kick Off: What You Need To Know

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jun 04, 2018

It’s once again time for one of the busiest weeks of the year in Tennessee: More than 100,000 people will be in the area for two, huge music festivals. 

The 2018 CMA Music Festival starts Thursday. This year, there will be 11 stages throughout downtown featuring more than 350 artists. 

Artists like Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood will perform at Nissan Stadium. 

The CMT awards happened Wednesday night, and the festival runs from Thursday and through Sunday. 

Road closures began Monday for the annual event. Click here for more information. 

Further south in Manchester, some 80,000 people will attend the the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Gates opened at 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Residents and festival goers can expect traffic delays in the Manchester area throughout the week and again on Monday when people head home. 

Some of the headliners include Eminem, The Killers, Muse and for the first time ever, the Grand Ole Opry is making an appearance.