The 2018 CMA Music Festival kicked off with a bang on Thursday (June 7). Dozens of country artists took the stage throughout downtown Nashville for a full day of music.

During the daytime, fans wandering Music City could spot Jordan Davis, Lauren Alaina, Runaway June and more. At night, both Ascend Amphitheater and Nissan Stadium were hopping thanks to sets from Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Chase Bryant, Lindsay Ell and others. Readers can flip through the photo gallery above to see pictures from throughout Day 1 of CMA Fest 2018.

The 2018 CMA Music Festival continues through Sunday (June 10). Fans will be able to catch sets from Carrie UnderwoodChris StapletonDevin DawsonAbby AndersonCraig Wayne BoydTara ThompsonMaddie & TaeMichael Ray and many, many more artists before the four-day event concludes. In August, ABC will air a TV special featuring footage from the Nissan Stadium shows; Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini are returning to co-host the show for a second year.

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