CMA Fest Cancelled for 2021, New Dates Announced

CMA Fest 2021 has been canceled amid ongoing concerns surrounding the pandemic and travel.

The Country Music Association shared the news on social media today saying, “To our loyal #CMAfest fans – we will see you June 9-12, 2022 for an epic celebration of Country Music! ❤️”


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CMA CEO Sarah Trahern shares with CMA members, “We are deeply disappointed that yet another summer will pass without seeing so many of you who help bring country music to our fans around the world. Unlike many other music festivals that take place from a single location, CMA Fest has a rather large footprint that spans across the entire downtown Nashville area, including Nissan StadiumAscend Amphitheater and Music City Center. We know that many of our performers and attendees will ask why we cannot reschedule our event to take place later in 2021; however, to produce CMA Fest at the scale we normally do requires a significant amount of advance planning and production. Given the length of our production window, it was simply impossible to find an available window later this summer or into the fall.”

Read Trahern’s complete note here.

New dates for CMA Fest 2022 are June 9-12, 2022.