The CMA Music Festival began Thursday, bringing hordes of country-music lovers to fill the streets of downtown Nashville. In addition to a bevy of music stages, the festival offers tons of family-friendly activities, a Sports Zone and the Fan Fair Hall, where fans can meet and greet their favorite country music stars.

The festival continues through Sunday, with a daily schedule of events and nightly concerts at LP Field featuring country’s hottest stars. Here’s a fan’s-eye view of Day One at the CMA Music Festival: