CMA Music Festival Brings us Country Music All Summer
Summer brings us sunshine, BBQ, time on the water and of course, new country music. The first week of June saw many country music fans traveling to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival, while many more followed along on social media to get the updates on new music and overall good times. For everyone that missed the four day party, ABC will be televising the event at the end of the summer. We will be spending the next several weeks bringing you recaps of the fun and exclusive new artist interviews direct from CMA Festival 2016. Read on for a brief recap on the very successful festival this year and look for something new here each week!
As it commonly does, The 2016 CMA Music Festival sold out months in advance. The town was full of very enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous stages and downtown event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 88,500 fans.
“The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather, the addition of two new, free stages at Ascend Amphitheater, and record crowds at Fan Fair X at the Music City Center contributed to our attendance hike,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “We continue to see strong local and regional support for this event, which is a boon to the city of Nashville.”
CMA Music Festival is unlike any other music festival with so much of the music open to the general public. In all, more than 500 artists and celebrities participated in more than 250 hours of concerts on 11 stages (seven of which were free).
Tickets for the 2017 CMA Music Festival, which will be held Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 11, 2017, are already on sale to returning fans. The national on-sale date is Monday, July 11 th. Fans can order tickets by visiting CMAfest.com or calling the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378).