Tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are sold out a record-setting 15 weeks in advance of the 2014 CMA Music Festival! For the second year, demand for four-day ticket packages means that single night tickets will not be available for LP Field concerts, CMA has announced.
“Tickets to LP Field sold faster than ever before – a record nine weeks sooner than in 2013 – and before we announced a single artist performing during the Nightly Concerts,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “I think that speaks volumes about the strength of this Festival, the premium experience we provide to the fans, and the popularity of our format.”
Tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are sold out, but there are numerous other entertainment and music stages, plus special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy during CMA Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, June 5-8.
Four-day passes for parking at LP Field during CMA Music Festival are still available for $60 through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) (price includes handling fees). Four-day parking passes for RVs cost $120 and are available through 1-800-CMA-FEST.
“With the expansion of our autograph signings, concerts, and family events into the Music City Center – which we call Fan Fair X – local and regional residents have affordable, easy access to great entertainment with hundreds of our most popular artists,” added Trahern.
CMA Music Festival’s latest attraction, AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X at the Music City Center, features multiple stages with performances, celebrity Q&A sessions, and more. Fans can play paparazzi and snap photos of the stars, shop the Fan Fair X Marketplace, and more. FFX tickets are $10 a day or $25 for four days. Children 8 and under are admitted free. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) (price includes handling fees). Visit CMAfest.com for details.
Attendees can find free music throughout downtown Nashville with non-stop performances. Lineups for the stages, including Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, BMI Tailgate Party, and more will be announced soon through CMA’s social networks.
“CMA Music Festival is a brand that Country Music consumers trust,” said Trahern. “And they know we are going to over deliver on that experience throughout the Festival footprint from our free concert stages, to the popular autograph signings and activities in the Music City Center, to the star-packed Nightly Concerts at LP Field.”
And now is certainly the time to experience CMA Music Festival. The Associated Press calls CMA Music Festival “one of the city’s biggest parties” and The New York Times picked Nashville as No. 15 on its world-wide list of 52 places to visit in 2014.
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. More than 40 years later, the now legendary festival has become the city’s signature music event. In 2013, CMA Music Festival attracted more than 80,000 daily visitors from every state and two dozen foreign countries.
The benefits for Nashville are clear. Direct visitor spending for the event totals more than $31 million annually according to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, and through The CMA Foundation, proceeds from the event are donated to support projects furthering music education on behalf of the artists who make appearances and perform at the Festival for free. Since 2006, more than $8.9 million has been donated through The CMA Foundation’s “Keep the Music Playing” campaign.
CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 11th consecutive year that the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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