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CMA Fest 2020 Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

This is disappointing for fans around the world...

Written by Lauren Laffer
CMA Fest 2020 Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns
Luke Bryan performs at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 9 during the 2019 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville.

The Country Music Association has announced that the 2020 CMA Fest has been cancelled. In a statement posted to the CMA press site on Tuesday afternoon (3/31), the CMA addressed growing concerns over country music’s biggest annual festival.

After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.

Whether you planned to attend CMA Fest for the first time, or you have attended many times throughout the last 48 years, we know how special this festival is for Country Music fans around the globe and that many will be disappointed by this decision. As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we cannot in good conscience risk the health and wellbeing of our fans, artists, staff and Country Music community.

We will honor four-day passes purchased for this year’s event for CMA Fest 2021. However, if you prefer a full refund, we will provide one upon request if your passes were purchased through Ticketmaster or the CMA Fest Box Office. Those who purchased passes through non-official channels should contact the seller directly. Within the next 24-48 hours, all four-day pass purchasers will receive an email with further instructions.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience, as our actions are always in the best interest of our Country Music community. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to bring Country fans and artists together to celebrate the unique spirit and sense of unity that is at the heart of what CMA Fest stands for. We will also share information about future CMA events and ways to support those within our community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and safe, and we hope you will join us for CMA Fest next year, June 10-13, 2021.

The festival was originally scheduled to take over downtown Nashville from June 4-7, 2020.

Tickets purchased for this year’s festival will be honored during the 2021 festival dates, which are scheduled for June 10-13, 2020. Refunds are available upon request.

CMA Fest isn’t the only major country music gathering to be affected by the worldwide pandemic. The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, originally scheduled for April 5, were postponed until September and every touring artist had to halt any plans for live shows until later notice.

For more information about CMA Fest, visit the CMA Fest website or download the app.