BREAKING: CMA Fest Officially Canceled

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It’s official, and shouldn’t come as a big shock.

CMA Fest 2020 has been canceled.

The press release from Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer just came through…

“Over the past six years, I have had the privilege of working with our membership on a variety of milestones for our business—the expansion of the CMA Foundation, the Forever Country music video, the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards and our 60th anniversary celebration of CMA. Today, however, is a first for our organization in 49 years and I share it with a heavy (but practical) heart. 

We have made the decision not to move forward with CMA Fest this year.  

Please know the decision was not made overnight. Our team has been relentless in working through every scenario on behalf of our industry and fans. But after careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we felt it was time to start looking ahead to 2021.

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.   

If you would like more information on our ticket policy, please visit for more information. We are honoring four-day passes purchased for this year’s event for CMA Fest 2021. We are also offering full refunds upon request. Within the next 24-48 hours, all four-day pass purchasers will receive an email with further instructions. ”

CMA Fest is a petri dish of people sweating and breathing on each other for an entire weekend. This was the only choice to make.

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