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2014 DATES AND TICKETS
June 5-8, 2014
Tickets for the 2014 CMA Music Festival went on sale May 20, 2013 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are sold out for the LP Field shows. However, some tickets may become available closer to the event. Sign up for our CMA Exclusive e-mail to be the first to know.
Don’t forget that while tickets to LP Field concerts are sold out, Fan Fair X tickets are available, and all Festival daytime activities are free and open to the public!
Am I able to transfer my CMA Fest tickets to another name?
Please contact Ticketmaster about transferring the name on your tickets. Our direct box office number at Ticketmaster is 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378).
Other questions about your ticket purchase?
Contact the CMA Box Office:
US Orders: 1-800-745-3000 or 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378)
1-615-263-3691 or 1-615-770-2041
Or email FestTickets@CMAworld.com
2015 DATES AND TICKETS
June 4-7, 2015
Tickets for the 2015 CMA Music Festival will go on sale in the spring of 2014. The last five years have sold out well before the Festival, so don’t wait! Get your tickets early!
Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 1-800-745-3000 or 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378)
2015 TICKET RENEWAL PROGRAM
All 2014 CMA Fest four-day Ticket holders will be able to renew seats for the 2015 Festival this spring.
Questions: call 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) or visit Ticketmaster.com.
CONNECT TO CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Information for CMA Music Festival changes constantly. For up-to-the-minute info, check CMAfest.com or download the CMA Fest app for iPhone and Android (Update coming soon).
Launched as Fan Fair® in 1972, the very first Festival was attended by 5,000 people and was held at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. The event moved to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in 1982, then to Downtown Nashville in 2001. The 2010 and 2011 Festivals sold out Nashville’s LP Field with 65,000 Country fans attending per day. The 2013 festival’s daily attendance was a record-setting 80,000.
In 2004, the CMA Music Festival was chronicled in a 2-hour primetime, network TV special on CBS. The following year the TV special – now known as “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” – jumped to ABC, where it has aired annually ever since. In 2009 the special grew to be 3 hours long.
KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING
In 2006, CMA’s Artist Relations Committee led by Kix Brooks created a unique program to support music in public schools, and did so on behalf of the many artists who perform free each year at CMA Fest. The CMA Foundation’s Keep the Music Playing program has since donated more than $8.9 million to programs furthering music education. Learn more about KTMP at CMAworld.com.
ON-SITE EVENT REGISTRATION/ BOX OFFICE
Location TBD for fan registration bags and ticket information.
Music City Center (Box Office Hours)
- Wednesday, June 4: 9 AM – 5 PM
- Thursday-Saturday, June 5-7: 9 AM – 4 PM
- Sunday, June 8: 9 AM – 1 PM
LP Field (Box Office Hours)
- Thursday-Sunday, June 6-9: 5 PM – 10 PM
FAN FAIR X
Fan Fair X tickets are on sale in advance at Ticketmaster.com. Daily passes are $10 and 4-day passes are $25. Children 8 years and younger are admitted free. They will also be available on site at the FFX Registration/Box Office.
CHILDREN 3 AND YOUNGER ADMITTED FREE TO LP FIELD
Children 4 years and older require a ticket for admittance to CMA Music Festival ticketed areas and venues. Children 3 and younger are admitted free, if seated on a parent or guardian’s lap.
AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS SCHEDULE, PROCESS AND HINTS
The autograph process was overhauled for the 2012 and 2013 CMA Music Festivals, and some of those changes will return in 2014 with a few updates. The four-day ticket does not guarantee a meet and greet, but it does allow you entry into Fan Fair X. An autograph drawing will be held again this year. We listened to the fan feedback, and only about 10% of artists signing in Fan Fair X will require a ticket. The other 90% you will not need tickets to get autographs! Check out CMAfest.com for the latest details as they are released.
FAN PHOTO LINES
Fan Photo Lines are a huge benefit for CMA Fest four-day ticket holders. With a four-day ticket, you can take photos directly in front of the stages at LP Field (Nightly Concerts) and Riverfront Park (Daily Concerts). This lets YOU get up close to your favorite artist’s performance, no matter where your seats are located at LP Field!
- Please note that Fan Photo Lines access is reserved ONLY for four-day Ticket holders.
- Due to Fan Photo Line demand and volume of participants, the lines must keep moving to accommodate all eligible fans. Event staff and signage will be onsite to assist in this process.
- Entry points TBD.
Need help navigating the Festival grounds while in Nashville? Information Booth locations TBD.
You can also find Information Staff roaming throughout the Festival. Also, see the back of the pull-out map in your official CMA Fest Pocket Guide for locations and schedules. You will receive an official Pocket Guide at check in. Also, check out the CMA Fest app for iPhone and Android for announcements about schedule changes.
LP Field (Nightly Concerts venue)
The entire facility is ADA compliant. Space is available for patrons in wheelchairs and companions. Limited accessible parking is available at LP Field with pre-purchased passes. Event staff can assist with access to the Photo Line.
Riverfront Park (Daytime Concerts venue)
Chevrolet Riverfront Stage – Entrances and paths are accessible. Accessible seating is available for patrons in wheelchairs adjacent to the upper bank sidewalk.
Music City Center (Fan Fair X)
The Music City Center (MCC) is ADA compliant. Should you require special assistance and/or services such as listening devices, wheelchairs, lifts or text telephones, please contact the Music City Center at (615) 401-1400.
Music City Center’s main entrance is on Demonbreun Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. However, patrons who are not able to maneuver stairs may enter on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Demonbreun. Signage on-site will direct you. The doors at this entrance are automated for wheelchair accessibility. The FREE ADA shuttles will drop at this location.
Braille instructions can be found on elevators, restrooms and emergency exit signs throughout the building.
RE-ENTRY/INS AND OUTS
- Riverfront Park (Daily Concerts venue) during assigned venue operation hours
- Music City Center (Fan Fair X venue) during assigned venue operation hours
- LP Field (Nightly Concerts venue) – There is no re-entry allowed at LP Field.
Prohibited Items in All Areas
- Backpacks and bags larger than 12″x12″x12″
- Food, beverages (individual plastic water bottles are permitted)
- Laser pointers and noise makers
- Beach or sports balls
- Coolers, canisters or glass
- Animals (service animals are permitted)
- Skateboards, bikes, rollerblades
- Firearms and other weapons
- Video or recording devices
- Professional Cameras (Lenses larger than 12″ long)
- NO Strollers
- NO Umbrellas
- YES Handheld Signs (non-offensive and do not block view of other fans)
- YES Binoculars
- NO Strollers
- YES Infant Carriers
- YES Small Handheld Umbrellas
- YES Towels/Blankets
- YES Low-sitting Lawn Chairs
CMA Music Festival reserves the right to refuse admittance (with refund of admission) to ticket holders who refuse to allow inspection of their purse/package when entering each venue. There are NO check-in services or storage lockers available at the Festival.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Complimentary Downtown shuttles will run daily between LP Field (Nightly Concerts), Riverfront Park (Daily Concerts), the Music City Center (Fan Fair X), and outdoor Festival areas including The Buckle, Fan Alley and Walk of Fame Park.
- This service is provided to four-day ticket holders only. Check the Parking/Transit page to see the shuttle map and running times.
- There are several wheelchair-accessible buses. Please ask the attendant at the bus stop for assistance.
Online store coming soon.
On-site locations TBD.
All locations accept major credit cards.
LOST AND FOUND
SAFETY AND MEDICAL
CMA makes every effort to create a safe environment on the Festival grounds, including the provision of public and private security and medical staff. If you require assistance, seek out the First Aid locations listed below, or look for a Festival Staff Member wearing an Event Staff shirt.
- Walk of Fame Park (behind the stage at Fifth Avenue and Demonbreun Street)
- LP Field (Nightly Concerts venue) – Main concourse (northeast and northwest corners) near sections 141 and 106
- Riverfront Park (Daily Concerts venue) – Directly outside main gate
- Music City Center (Fan Fair X venue) – First Aid is located at the front Exhibit Hall B
MISCELLANEOUS FESTIVAL WEEK EVENTS
Many Country Music-themed events are scheduled throughout the same week that the 2014 CMA Music Festival is held. View a list of activities on the Around Town page, and please note that any event NOT listed as part of the four-day ticket package requires a SEPARATE TICKET.
WEB SITE INFORMATION
The Country Music Association, Inc. (CMA) does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information posted onCMAfest.com, CMAworld.com, or any other CMA website, or any website to which this website is linked. CMA does not authorize or recommend the use of any such information for any purpose other than your convenience and personal use. CMA does not recommend vacation, tour or travel arrangements, or endorse any particular vacation, tour or travel package provider. Nothing on his CMA website constitutes an offer to sell or solicitation to buy any tour packages from any listed package provider. Nothing contained in the CMA websites is intended to constitute professional advice or recommendation.
FOUR-DAY LP FIELD PARKING PASSES
Details for parking passes:
- Parking passes can be purchased through Ticketmaster ($60/car or $140/RV-Motor coach)
- Lots A-D and Lot P (for RV, motor coach, van, shuttle and bus parking) open daily Thursday-Sunday at 9:00 AM.
- All vehicles must be off LP Field grounds 2 hours after the nightly show ends.
- Overnight parking is not permitted.
A limited amount of on-site pay parking will be available nightly at LP Field in Lots E & F, just across the Woodland Street Bridge. This parking option is not available for pre-purchase; it is available for purchase on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.
WANT TO BE PART OF THE FESTIVAL?
FAN FAIR X EXHIBITORS
Fill out the Fan Fair X Exhibitor Application. All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 28, 2014. Application submission does not guarantee space. All applications are subject to a non-refundable $50 Application Fee. If Exhibit space is secured, it will be applied to the Exhibit fee. If the application is not successful, the application fee will not be refunded. Email Exhibits@CMAworld.com if you have specific questions about FFX booths.
OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK VENDOR
Please contact Randy Dyce at Rdyce@CMAproduction.com to inquire about setting up a food truck or booth outside during CMA Music Festival.
If you want to perform on any of the daytime stages during CMA Music Festival, email a press kit/bio and any other information about the artist to Stages@CMAworld.com. The decision is made by a booking council of industry professionals.
Volunteer applications will be available in mid-March. Accepted volunteers will be limited. Receipt of your application does not guarantee acceptance. If you wish to receive an e-mail reminder once the application is available, please e-mail Volunteers@CMAworld.com.