As we attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, a tradition dating back nearly five decades comes to a halt. CMA Fest, the country music festival that began in 1972 as Fan Fair and brings thousands of fans to Music City yearly, will not take place in 2020.
While other music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo have, for the time being, been postponed until the fall, CMA Fest 2020 has been canceled outright, according to a release from the Country Music Association. In part, it reads, "We cannot in good conscience risk the health and well-being of our fans, artists, staff and Country Music community."
Passes purchased through the CMA or Ticketmaster will be honored at the next iteration of the fest, set for June 10-13, 2021, and ticketholders will be receive an email with instructions within the next couple of days.
See the full release below, and see the CMA Fest website for complete details and contact information.
After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce ...