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CMA FEST 101

Whether this is your 47th year attending CMA Fest or your first time, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™!

11 STAGES, ENDLESS MUSIC

CMA Fest hosts 11 stages in downtown Nashville featuring 350+ artists, 1,100 musicians and 167 hours of music! All daytime outdoor stages are FREE to the public! The legendary festival is Nashville’s signature Country Music event with 90,000+ attendees from all 50 United States and two dozen countries.

NEW SAFETY MEASURES

The safety of our fans, artists and staff is our top priority. In 2018, new important safety measures are being implemented, including:

  • CMA will provide one FREE CMA Fest-branded clear bag to four-day pass holders this year!
    • CMA Fest will now follow Nissan Stadium’s clear bag policy at all official festival locations.
    • To pick up your free clear bag, visit Music City Center, Level 2 starting Wednesday, June 6 at 9:30 AM and show your four-day pass. One free bag per four-day pass.
  • While exclusive fan opportunities continue to make CMA Fest a special experience for all, photo lines will not be available due to increased safety measures.

YOUR ATTENDANCE MATTERS

Thanks to the generosity of every artist who plays CMA Fest for free, the CMA Foundation is able to continue their work enriching music education programs all across the country. Since 2006, the CMA Foundation has invested more than $21 million to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music.

This year at CMA Fest you can help support and spread awareness for music education in classrooms. From June 7th – June 10th, post a picture on Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtags #MusicMadePossible and #itstartswithME. When you get to CMA Fest, you can pick up your printed photo at Xfinity Fan Fair X on level 3 of the Music City Center. Also, your picture will have a chance to be included in our big reveal on Sunday, June 10th!

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

Shop official 2018 CMA Fest merch including tees, tanks, hoodies, hats, accessories and more! Find on-site locations in the CMA Fest app or pre-order online by Tuesday, May 29 to receive in time for CMA Fest.

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WIN A VIP TRIP TO CMA FEST 2019

Register for CMA Fest Fan Access presented by Budweiser for your chance to win a trip for two to CMA Fest 2019. Plus, scan your QR code at Scan Stations on-site for more chances to win.

ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCES DRAWING

Enter for your chance to win unique artist experiences starting Tuesday, May 29 at 10 AM CT. All entries must be submitted by Thursday, May 31 at 10 AM CT. To enter, you must first download the CMA Fest app and register for CMA Fest Fan Access presented by Budweiser.

CMA FEST FACEBOOK FRAME

Add a frame to your Facebook profile picture to tell your friends that you’re going to CMA Fest 2018! To add a frame to your profile picture, follow these easy steps:

1) Go to your profile and click “Edit Profile Picture
2) Click “Add Frame” and search “CMA Fest”
3) Click the “CMA Fest 2018” frame

PLAYLISTS

Listen to the biggest songs from your favorite Country Music stars who will perform at CMA Fest.

PAY WITH YOUR PHONE

Set up mobile payments on your phone before CMA Fest so you can pay faster at select concession stands and get back to the music!

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Find answers to frequently asked questions, including CMA Fest’s new clear bag policy for all festival locations, prohibited items, shuttle service, rideshare locations and much more on our FAQs page.

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