The CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN, hit an all-time record this year, selling out each of the Nightly Concerts at the Tennessee Titans stadium, LP Field. The increase was felt throughout the Festival with record numbers in all the free zones, public events, and concert venues, including Riverfront Park.
"The impact of this year's CMA Music Festival is more significant than ever because of its timing following the flood," said Butch Spyridon, President of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau.” The fact that this was the biggest and best CMA Fest in Nashville's history is icing on the cake. It's proof positive that Nashville is back!"
Festival attendees came from every state in America and 26 international countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K. (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales). 37 artists, including Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Sugarland, participated in the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.
The Festival was filmed for a three-hour television special, CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock, hosted by Tim McGraw and scheduled to air Wednesday, Sept. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.