What time does CMA Fest 2023 air on ABC?

Miranda Lambert and Elle King perform at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 9 during CMA Fest 2023 in downtown Nashville.
Miranda Lambert and Elle King perform at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 9 during CMA Fest 2023 in downtown Nashville. /
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If you’re a fan of country music, then you are probably familiar with the CMA Music Festival, hosted by the Country Music Association. The four-day event all about country music is usually hosted every year in June in Nashville, Tennessee. If you weren’t able to make it there in person this time around, then you’ll be happy to know a television special, CMA Fest 2023, is set to air on ABC! What time is it coming?

The artists who will be featured in the airing include Ashley McBryde, Cody Johnson, Dan + Shay, Elle King, Keith Urban, American Idol judge Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and more. Dierks Bentley, Elle King and Lainey Wilson serve as hosts. Their “never-before-seen performances and surprise collaborations” are sure to be exciting. We can’t wait to see it!

So when do you need to tune in? What time should you set your alarms? We’ve got the answer for you below!

What time does CMA Fest 2023 air on ABC?

CMA Fest 2023 airs Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. While the actual event took place over four days, this concert special will give you all the highlights in a three hour production! So be sure you’re ready to stay up a little late that night. The production will be on from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. It will also be available to stream on Hulu the next day on Thursday.

Wondering which songs some of your favorite artists will be singing? We have the list. The tunes include “Light on in the Kitchen” by Ashley McBryde, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” by Luke Bryan, and “Wild Hearts” by Keith Urban.

What time is CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair?

If you want even more content about the festival, then you can check out the documentary CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. That is the production’s linear debut, but it is already currently streaming on Hulu.

CMA Fest 2023 airs Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The three-hour special will also be available to stream on Hulu the next day.

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