On Friday, CMA Fest started with a rain delay for outdoor stages but by 11 am all stages were open. Toward the end of the scheduled outdoor stages, CMA Fest sent a weather alert to attendees to take shelter due to lightning in the area, the decision was made to cancel the rest of scheduled performances for the day on the outdoor stages downtown. Nissan Stadium and Ascend Amphitheater performances continued as planned.

Most fans didn’t seem bothered by intermittent showers as they walked from stage to stage. The HGTV Lodge hosted a portion of the Brady Bunch- Greg, Marsha, and Cindy talked about their new show to air on HGTV where they remodel the original Brady Bunch house. Later that afternoon, Christy Metz from This is Us talked about her latest movie and performed a song.

We stopped by to watch performances by Travis Denning, The Sisterhood, Leaving Austin, and Old Dominion, Cherish Lee, and Travis Rice. As we walked down Broadway, we took a look at Luke Combs newly launched Crocs and checked out some Durango Boots. You can also take your photo with a CMA Award, and maybe practice your acceptance speech.

Take a look at our photos and video below.



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