CMA Fest Canceled: CMA Fest 2020,
set for June 4-7 in Nashville, has been canceled – the latest live
event casualty of COVID-19. The CMA explained in a just-released
“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.”