CMA Fest 2021 Has Officially Been Canceled Due To COVID-19

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Welp, 2021 is looking an awful lot like the nightmarish 2020 we just endured.

We’re still hoping to see the return of concerts and touring later this fall, and Colorado thinks they can do 80% capacity by July, but it won’t be in time for CMA Fest.

The Country Music Association released a statement this afternoon, officially canceling CMA Fest 2021:

“After thoughtful deliberation, we are saddened to share that CMA Fest will not take place in 2021.

We know our fans near and far have hoped that the festival could safely return this summer, and while we are encouraged to see COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available, we still face several challenges that prevent us from bringing our fans around the world the CMA Fest experience they have come to expect. But rest assured, we have already started planning what will be the most EPIC celebration of Country Music next summer.

Mark your calendars for CMA Fest June 9-12, 2022! 

If you purchased four-day passes for CMA Fest 2020 and chose the rollover option, we will continue to honor your passes for CMA Fest 2022. Those who purchased passes through Ticketmaster or the CMA Fest Box Office will receive an email in the next 24-48 hours with further information about retaining your passes or requesting a full refund. Answers to frequently asked questions are also available on

We appreciate your patience, understanding and ongoing support of CMA Fest and Country Music as we look forward to the days when we can come together again.”

Here’s to 2022…


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A beer bottle on a dock