“After thoughtful deliberation, we are saddened to share that CMA Fest will not take place in 2021,” the Country Music Association wrote in their statement. “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.”
Don’t worry though! They’re already planning for 2022 with CMA Fest dates set for June 9-12.
“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.”
In the announcement, CMA also added information for anyone who already purchased tickets for CMA Fest. “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 CMAfest.com.”