Starting in 1972 as “Fan Fair” at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville, this event has grown for 50 years. The event moved out to the Nashville Fairgrounds in the 80’s with concerts day and night at the Nashville Speedway, with dual stages set right on the front stretch of the track and autographs in the barns and buildings surrounding the track.
In a brilliant move by CMA and the city of Nashville, in 2001 the festival moved to downtown which allows the guests to not only take in the festival events, but peruse the awesome honky tonks and clubs that are so popular. In 2004 the name of the event was changed to CMA Music Festival. For CMA Fest week in downtown Nashville, there are multiple stages set up in public areas. In the past these have inluded Riverfront Park, Walk of Fame Park, the Bridgestone Arena Plaza and more. The new Music City Center hosts Fan Fair X, an expo area with souvenirs, intimate stage performances and interviews, meet and greet opportunities and more.
The biggest piece to the festival are the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium where the Tennessee Titans of the NFL play their football. 50,000 plus fans have reserved seats to see the top names in country music in this incredible setting each night over the four days singing, swaying and enjoying the biggest party in country music!
You can make all of the arrangements yourself, buying the tickets through the Country Music Association or Ticketmaster, figure out your way through the web of hotel options for Nashville, and put it all together yourself or…
Our family has been taking care of guests to CMA Music Festival since the beginning. We have great ticket options for you to consider, and the best selection of lodging options available, all in one package. Our packages include tickets, lodging, applicable taxes and ticket delivery in one simple and easy process.
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