CMA Fest takes over Nashville, Tennessee, to bring country music to over 50,000 visitors from all over the world for a four-day event. With hundreds of acts performing throughout the city, CMA Fest four-day passes include nightly shows at Nissan Stadium, three additional stages throughout Nashville with outdoor and daytime shows, and country music artist meet-and-greets. Fans will swoon in their boots for all things country music. Shopping, lifestyle exhibits, celebrity Q&A sessions, special guests, surprise performances and the hottest acts will be there to take on Music City with all the love for music, camaraderie and a great cause.
CMA Fest is filmed for a three-hour ABC Television Network special to inspire and raise awareness for CMA’s “It starts with M.E.” project. Every performing artist generously donates their time for the CMA Music Festival and all ticket proceeds go directly to helping enrich and sustain music education programs across the country through CMA’s nonprofit, CMA Foundation. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $20 million to sustainable music education initiatives across the United States.
The CMA Fest strives to accommodate all visitors and offers a variety of food and drink options throughout the city. You can check out downtown Nashville restaurants, there will be food and beverage concessions at each stage, and food trucks and vendors will line the city streets.
As a guest, you will find first-aid tents and volunteers helping you beat the summer heat and stay hydrated. This includes 40 misting fans throughout the festival’s path and free water stations at all official CMA Fest indoor and outdoor stages.
Shop the artists’ merchandise and lifestyle shops throughout the city storefronts and street vendors. It is truly an all-city affair that will take you through the must-see music stops and eclectic memorabilia.
You can also book special travel packages and plan your stops through theCMA Fest FAQs page and visit Nashville’s tour operators to schedule your itineraries.
CMA Fest takes over downtown Nashville with several indoor stages and outdoor riverfront events. The CMA fest official stages are at Nissan Stadium, Riverfront Park, the Exhibit Hall and Music City Center.
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Headliners include some of country music’s most popular artists such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and so many more! For the full lineup, visit the CMA Fest website.
While there is not an option to RV directly at CMA Fest, there are literally hundreds of RV campsites within a fifteen-minute ride from downtown Nashville. If you don’t own an RV, no worries,rent an RV with RVshare and invite your friends! Make it a trip to remember and share the cost! Heading to Nashville by RV for the CMA Music Festival is an experience you won’t soon forget. Call your friends, make your plans and get ready to have the time of your life in Music City!
By way of a rented RV or your own, Tennessee offers thousands of campsites for you to come home from an exciting day of concerts and allow you to regroup in the quiet of nature and be ready to absorb tomorrow’s music.
Jellystone Camp – Park Nashville is twelve miles north of downtown and very near the Grand Ole Opry. If you’re traveling with younger country music fans, this is the place for you.
Nashville North KOA - Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Nashville and a great basecamp for all of the area's attractions.
Book your registration to CMA Fest through Nashville’s top tour operators to book the best experience. Many downtown Nashville or Opryland hotels offer shuttles or are in walking distance to all your favorite CMA Fest live events!
Tennessee Express Tours offers complete packages that include:
o RESERVED seat admission to all main stage nightly concerts with performances by top country artists at Nissan Stadium.
o Daily concerts at Riverfront Stages (Early admittance & open seating).
o Additional music stages in Downtown Nashville.
o Admission to the Music City Center for Fan Fair X.
o Transportation via CMA Shuttles between Nissan Stadium, Riverfront and Fan Fair X.
o Transportation is NOT included from any hotel unless purchased as an add-on.
o The activities included with the CMA Music Fest four-day pass are subject to adjustment by CMA without notice.
CMA Music Festival four-day attendees will have convenient access to all CMA Music Festival locations on the complimentary downtown shuttles. The shuttles will run daily between CMA Music Festival’s official venues: Nissan Stadium, Riverfront Park Stages, the Exhibit Hall and the other CMA Fest official sites. This routing is subject to change and adjustment at the discretion of CMA. Keep in mind that the free shuttles do not run to any hotels. Transportation to and from hotels is not included in standard packages.
Directions from Nashville International Airport
Head South on Terminal Dr. and continue straight. Merge to the left onto I-40 West. Move to the right to stay on I-40 West and continue on I-24 West and follow signs for Clarksville/Louisville/Interstate 65 North. Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 49 toward Korean Vets Blvd./Shelby Ave./L P Field and then use the left lane to merge onto South 4th St. Turn left onto Shelby Ave and then turn right onto South 2nd St.
There are 16 official lots that are right next to Nissan stadium. There will also be available parking in public parking lots and garages in downtown Nashville.
Whether you need to buy only CMA Fest tickets or a full travel package – everything you need is available here.
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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.