In news that has become a regular occurrence, another music festival has been moved to 2022.
Nashville’s Country Music Association Fest (CMA Fest) was already moved to 2021 after the pandemic canceled much of our 2020. Now, the multi-day, country music festival will once again be moved due to pandemic concerns. The plan is for the Fest to take place June 9-12, 2022.
The Country Music Association issued this statement:
“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.”
This was also scheduled to be the Fest’s 50th anniversary, but the anniversary will be delayed to 2023.
The annual event is a massive draw for the city of Nashville, TN, home to many of the appearing artists. While some cities are reopening for business, large-scale events like the CMA Fest are still a concern for promoters, but thankfully we continue to head in a positive direction as virus cases decrease.
Ticketholders can roll their tickets over, or if purchased through Ticketmaster or CMA, receive a refund.