CMA Fest Facts


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As it has been for the past few years, there is no on-site registration or goody bag.  All materials will be mailed to you.  If your tickets are held at will call they will be available to pick up as follows:

Bridgestone Arena Box Office (501 Broadway)
  • Wednesday, June 5 – Saturday, June 8  10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday, June 9: 12 PM – 4 PM
Nissan Stadium Box Office (Near Gate 1)
  • Thursday, June 6– Sunday, June 9:    5 PM – 9 PM
Fan Fair X ticket sales only (Box Office Hours) - Music City Center
  • Wednesday June 5 - Sunday June 9:  9:30 AM - 5 PM


The four-day ticket does not guarantee a meet and greet, but it does allow you entry into Fan Fair X. A drawing/lottery will be held again this year.  Stay tuned for your chance to enter to win meet and greets.  Only a small percentage of meet and greets require a ticket (usually the bigger name artists that are participating). Many meet and greets will be available by simply getting in line, and there are usually hopeful lines to ticketed meet and greets as well!


Due to increased safety measures, fan photo lines at Nissan Stadium and the Riverfront Stage are no longer available.

  • Information Stations are located on the corner of 5th Ave & Demonbreun, inside the main doors of the Music City Center, and outside of the Riverfront stage entrance 
  • Download the CMA Fest app for stages, event locations, and a detailed map of Fan Fair X. CMA Fest app for iPhone and Android

Re-Entry is ALLOWED: at Fan Fair X inside the Music City Center. 
Re-Entry is PROHIBITED: at Nissan Stadium 

All other official festival areas are non-ticketed and you may come and go as you please!


Note: There are NO check-in services or lockers available except for at the Stadium.  Please pay close attention to the list of prohibited items below to ensure a smooth experience while attending the Festival.

Prohibited in All Areas:
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Animals (service animals are permitted)
  • Bags that do not comply with Bag Policy
  • Beach or sports balls
  • Camera attachment (tripods, monopods, etc.)
  • Cameras with a detachable lens
  • NEW! Chairs of Any Kind (used to be able to bring in low back chairs to Riverfront)
  • Coolers, canisters, or glass
  • Drones
  • Drugs
  • Firearms and other weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Flags
  • Frisbees and projectiles
  • Hoverboards
  • Horns, whistles boomboxes, and other noise makers
  • Infant car seat carriers
  • Laser pointers
  • Outside alcohol, food, and beverages
  • Poles, selfie sticks, and/or sticks of any kind
  • Seat cushions
  • Strollers (Prohibited in all areas except Fan Fair X)
  • Skateboards, bikes, rollerblades
  • Umbrellas and other objects that obstruct another patron's view
  • Video, Audio, and/or recording devices (including GoPros)
  • Other Items at the discretion of Event Management
Fan Fair X (Convention Hall)
In addition to those items prohibited in all areas:
  • Adhesive backed decals, stickers, bumper stickers, etc.
  • E-Cigarettes and smoking of any kind
  • Helium Balloons
Nissan Stadium (Nightly Concerts venue)
In addition to those items prohibited in all areas:
  • Strollers
  • E-Cigarettes (Allowed only in the designated smoking ramps, located at Section 303 on the West side and at Section 326 on the East side)
All bags must be CLEAR and smaller than 12″x 6″x 12″
NFL Regulations: Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” are allowed. Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap CAN be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: Small purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. For more information, go to

CMA Music Festival reserves the right to refuse admittance (with refund of admission) to ticket holders who refuse to allow inspection of their purse/package when entering each venue.


A variety of concessions are available for purchase at all CMA Music Festival venues and events.  There are ATMs located throughout downtown, at the Fan Fair X, and at Nissan Stadium.
Food trucks will line 5th Avenue and Demonbreun St.  Next to and in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Four-day pass holders only! 

Daytime: Thursday - Sunday 8AM - 8 PM 

Shuttles every 10-15 minutes at the following stops: Nissan Stadium, Fan Fair X (Music City Center), Bridgestone Arena Plaza, The Park/Fan Alley, and Riverfront Park.

Nighttime: Thursday - Sunday 8 PM - 1 AM

Shuttles every 10-15 minutes at the following stops: Nissan Stadium at the corner of Russell Street and South Second Street near Parking Lot A, and the corner of Commerce Street and Second Avenue South.


Lost items may be brought to any Information Booth at CMA Fest. All items will be brought to the Information Booth located outside of Riverfront Park entrance (at the intersection of Broadway and 1st Avenue by the flagpoles).


CMA makes every effort to create a safe environment on the Festival grounds, including the provision of public and private security and medical staff. If you require assistance, seek out the First Aid locations listed below, or look for a Festival Staff Member wearing an Event Staff shirt.
  • Walk of Fame Park (behind the stage at Fifth Avenue and Demonbreun Street)
  • Nissan Stadium (Nightly Concerts venue) – Main concourse (northeast and northwest corners) near sections 141 and 106
  • Riverfront Park (Daily Concerts venue) – Directly outside main gate
  • Music City Center (Fan Fair X venue) – First Aid is located on Level 3 next to Exhibit Hall B

Details for Four-day Parking Passes:
  • Open daily Thursday-Sunday at 9:00 AM.
  • All vehicles must be off stadium grounds 2 hours after the nightly shows end.
  • Each car is allowed one exit & re-entry by 4pm.