TICKET PRE-SALE FOR CMA FEST IN 2019 OPENS MONDAY, JULY 30 WITH GENERAL ON-SALE MONDAY, AUG. 6 July 13, 2018 NASHVILLE—Country Music fans can get a jump start on summer plans for 2019. Tickets for CMA Fest—which takes place in Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, 2019—will be available for pre-sale Monday, July 30 at 10:00 AM/CT. Fans must register today through Friday, July 27 for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan at VerifiedFan.Ticketmaster.com/CMAfest2019, which allows fans the first opportunity to purchase the best seats during the pre-sale, eliminating bots and broker accounts. The general on-sale will open Monday, Aug. 6 at 10:00 AM/CT at CMAfest.com or by calling the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. CMA Fest, the longest-running Country Music festival in the world, took over downtown Nashville just last month with more than 300 acts performing on 11 official stages and visitors attending from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 international countries. Thanks to each and every artist donating their time, CMA Fest ticket proceeds go directly to helping enrich and sustain music education programs across the country through CMA’s nonprofit arm, the CMA Foundation. The festival is filmed for a three-hour special, “CMA Fest,” which is hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini and airs Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network. This year marks the 15th consecutive year of the broadcast. About CMA Fest The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Having just wrapped its 47th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts fans from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 foreign countries. In 2018, CMA Fest featured 11 stages with over 300 acts – all to benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have invested more than $21 million to sustainable music education initiatives across the U.S. thanks to the fans who attend CMA Fest and the artists who donate their time. CMA Fest is filmed for a three-hour ABC Television Network special. 2018 marks the 15th consecutive year of the broadcast. For more information about CMA Fest, visit CMAfest.com.