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.
Here we go! These #CMAFest closures are already in place as of 5 am this morning. More on the way later this week. Tune in every morning for the updated closure map. 11 stages downtown this year! #5LiveTraffic pic.twitter.com/BqtjL4Jn0U
— Rebecca Schleicher (@NC5_RSchleicher) June 4, 2018
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.