Nashville, Tennessee and The CMA Music Festival
Every year since 1972 Nashville has hosted the Country Music Association (CMA) Music Festival, formerly known as Fan Fair. This is the biggest country music festival in Nashville, and is a must-see for country music fans. This festival is an excellent opportunity to visit and explore Nashville, while enjoying music from Country Music's best artists.
The CMA Music Festival is held annually in June. Downtown Nashville plays host to thousands of Country Music Fans for the four days that the festival spans. Concerts are held throughout the day at different spots in Downtown Nashville. In the morning and afternoon there are concerts at Riverfront Park on the Cumberland River. The evening concerts are held at LP Field. These evening concerts draw some of the biggest stars that attend the Festival. Fans also have the opportunity to get pictures of their favorite musicians, autographs and merchandise at the Convention Center.
This event in Nashville is unique because of the number of amazing concerts that are held each year and the amazing access that fans have to these musicians to get autographs and pictures. In addition, the CMA Music Festival is a charity event, the musicians do not get paid to perform at this event.
June, during the time of the festival is a great time to visit Nashville. Not are there amazing concerts for four continuous days, but all that the great city of Nashville has to offer is right at your fingertips. This festival is also a great opportunity to enjoy some camping in Nashville. Music festivals and camping are natural partners, and together make a great vacation.
Nashville is filled with amazing destinations throughout the city. Visitors can learn about the cities history with a visit to Fort Nashborough, or learn about Civil War era Nashville at Carnton Plantation. For those that want to make their visit all about the music, the Music City Walk of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are must-see destinations. The Grand Ole Opry is another great Nashville attractions.
Visitors can also enjoy a variety of art galleries and gardens that the city features. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an amazing art gallery. The Capitol Mall State Park is also a fascinating point of interest with its 200-foot granite map of the state of Tennessee.
Nashville, Tennessee and the CMA Music Festival are must-visit destinations for music lovers and Country Music fans. The four days of the music festival are filled with exciting concerts and fun. For those visitors that have some more time to spend in Nashville there are plenty of sights, sounds and places to enjoy.