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ATTENTION: BAG UPDATE – There is a NEW POLICY for bringing bags into LP FIELD in 2014. Review new policy.

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June 5-8, 2014

Tickets for the 2014 CMA Music Festival went on sale May 20, 2013 at 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 (inside the Music City Center) tickets are available, and all Festival DAYTIME ACTIVITIES ARE FREE and open to the public!

Your four-day LP Field ticket grants you access to Fan Fair X among other places, view them here.

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)

International Orders:

1-615-263-3691 or 1-615-770-2041

Or email


June 11-14, 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 and by calling 1-800-745-3000 or 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378)


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 click here for more info.


Information for CMA Music Festival is updated frequently. For up-to-the-minute info, check back here on or download the CMA Fest app for iPhone and Android (2014 update is coming soon).

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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.

Click here for more CMA Music Festival history on our interactive timeline.


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


Ticket information will be available at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office (501 Broadway). All times are Central.

Bridgestone Arena (Box Office Hours)

  • Wednesday – Sunday, June 4 – 8: 9 AM – 4 PM

Fan Fair X – Music City Center (Box Office Hours)

  • Thursday – Sunday, June 5 – 8: 9 AM – 4 PM


Fan Fair X tickets are on sale now at 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 Fan Fair X in the Music City Center and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

Your four-day LP Field ticket grants you access to Fan Fair X among other places, view them here.


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.


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. More details.


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 for this year’s photo lines are still TBD. Signs will be posted at all entry points during the festival.


Need help navigating the Festival grounds while in Nashville? There are several ways to stay on top of all the events and happenings during the Festival.

  • Stop by the Information Station located at the corner of 5th and Demonbreun
  • Information Staff will be roaming throughout the Festival
  • See the back of the pull-out map in your official CMA Fest Pocket Guide for stage and event locations and schedules. You will receive an official Pocket Guide at check in.
  • CMA Fest app for iPhone and Android (2014 update is coming soon)


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.



  • 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″x6″x12″
  • Food, beverages (UPDATE: individual plastic water bottles are NOT 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)

LP Field

  • Backpacks and bags larger than 12″x6″x12″

NFL Regulations: Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” are allowed. Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap CAN be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options shown below. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: Small purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. For more information, go to



  • NO Strollers
  • NO Umbrellas
  • YES Handheld Signs (non-offensive and do not block view of other fans)
  • YES Binoculars

For more information, view the LP Field Stadium Policy.

Riverfront Park

  • NO Strollers
  • NO High Back Chairs
  • NO Golf Umbrellas
  • 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.


Check out the Nashville Restaurant Guide or stop by the Eats-n-Beats vendors on the Riverfront.


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

On-site Store Locations

  • LP Field
  • Chevrolet Riverfront
  • Bud Light Stage
  • Fan Fair X (Two Locations – Outside and Inside)

All locations accept major credit cards.


The Information Station located outside of Fan Fair X on the corner of 5th Ave S and Demonbruen will facilitate all lost and found items.


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


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.


The Country Music Association, Inc. (CMA) does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information posted,, 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.


The LP Field parking lot opens each morning at 9 AM. Cars must be cleared from the LP Field parking lot each night two hours after the show.

LP Field Parking Passes are sold out. A limited number of ADA Parking Passes remain.

For Downtown Nashville public parking, visit



The deadline to submit an application for a booth at Fan Fair X was Friday, March 28, 2014. Email if you have specific questions about Fan Fair X booths.


Please contact Randy Dyce at 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 The decision is made by a booking council of industry professionals.


What is CMA Music Festival Volunteer attire?

Your volunteer t-shirt will be provided. We ask you to wear comfortable shorts, appropriate in length. Your shoes should be closed toed shoes while volunteering.

I’ve already purchased my CMA Music Festival ticket but want to volunteer, can I get a refund?

No, we do not offer refunds for ticket purchases.

Why do we have to pay a deposit?

CMA Music Festival depends heavily on volunteers for successful event execution. Deposits help provide assurance all shifts will be managed.

If CMA does not need additional volunteers, will my deposit be refunded?

Yes, we will refund volunteers not accepted by May 1, 2014.

If I do volunteer, when will I receive my refund?

Refunds will be issued directly following CMA Music Festival. Please allow 5-10 business days for the refund to post to your account.

Where do I park for my volunteer shift?

Volunteer parking will be at LP Field. CMA will provide a shuttle to transport volunteers to check-in at Music City Center. The shuttle will run back and forth throughout the day.

Can I leave my car at LP Field after my shift is completed?

Limited parking will be available to volunteers. Ride sharing is encouraged

When will I find out my schedule?

Volunteers will know their schedules one month prior to CMA Music Festival. Volunteer assignments will be disclosed on site.

For additional inquiries or questions, please contact




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