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CMA Music Festival Sells Out 15 Weeks in Advance

CMA Music Festival Sells Out 15 Weeks in Advance

CMA Music Festival at LP Field. Photo by Bennett Farkas, courtesy of the CMA.

It’s still a mystery as to which artists will be performing at Nashville’s LP Field during CMA Music Festival June 5-8, but that hasn’t stopped fans from snatching up four day ticket packages to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field to guarantee they won’t miss a night of country’s biggest music festival. Tickets sold out at a record-setting 15 weeks in advance of the 2014 CMA Music Festival.

“Tickets to LP Field sold faster than ever before – a record nine weeks sooner than in 2013 – and before we announced a single artist performing during the Nightly Concerts,” CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern said. “I think that speaks volumes about the strength of this Festival, the premium experience we provide to the fans, and the popularity of our format.”

Tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are sold out, but there are numerous other entertainment and music stages, special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy during CMA Music Festival. “With the expansion of our autograph signings, concerts, and family events into the Music City Center – which we call Fan Fair X – local and regional residents have affordable, easy access to great entertainment with hundreds of our most popular artists,” added Trahern.

CMA Music Festival’s newest attraction, AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X at the Music City Center, features multiple stages with performances, celebrity Q&A sessions and more. Fans take photos of the stars, shop the Fan Fair X Marketplace, and more. Tickets are available through or the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST. Free music will flow throughout Nashville with non-stop performances at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage, the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, BMI Tailgate Party, and more.

“CMA Music Festival is a brand that Country Music consumers trust,” said Trahern. “And they know we are going to over deliver on that experience throughout the Festival footprint from our free concert stages, to the popular autograph signings and activities in the Music City Center, to the star-packed Nightly Concerts at LP Field.”

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. More than 40 years later, the festival has become the city’s signature music event. In 2013, CMA Music Festival brought in more than 80,000 daily visitors from every state and two dozen foreign countries. For the 11th consecutive year, the festival will be filmed to air as a concert special on ABC in late summer.

Proceeds from the event are donated to support projects furthering music education on behalf of the artists who make appearances and perform at the Festival for free. Since 2006, more than $8.9 million has been donated through The CMA Foundation’s “Keep the Music Playing” campaign.

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