Despite attempts to move forward with CMA Fest, the 2020 festival is officially canceled due to the Coronavirus. CMA announced the news on Tuesday (March 31) afternoon. They made the decision with the help of national, state and local guidelines. The annual event was set for June 4-7.
“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,” the release says.
CMA Fest will honor four-day passes for the 2021 festival but full refunds are available if they were purchased through Ticketmaster or the CMA Fest Box Office. Within the next couple of days, all four-day pass purchasers will receive an email with 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.”
CMA Fest 2021 is officially scheduled for June 10 through June 13 right here in Nashville.