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REGISTRATION/BOX OFFICE

There is no on-site registration.  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

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS / MEET AND GREETS PROCESS 

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!

FAN PHOTO LINES

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

INFORMATION SOURCES

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/INS & OUTS

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!

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Please pay close attention to the list of prohibited items below to ensure a smooth experience while attending the Festival.

Prohibited in All Areas:

  • Adhesive backed decals, stickers, bumper stickers, etc.
  • Aerosol containers (including sunscreen)
  • Animals (service animals are permitted)
  • Bags that do not comply with Bag Policy
  • Beach or sports balls
  • Bikes
  • 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, stainless steel or glass containers/canisters 
  • Drones
  • Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • E-Cigarette refill cartridges
  • Firearms and other weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Flags
  • Frisbees and projectiles
  • Hammocks
  • Helium Balloons
  • Hoverboards, skateboads, or rollerblades
  • Horns, whistles boomboxes, and other noise makers
  • Infant car seat carriers
  • Inflatables of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Lights (LED lights, any battery-operated lights, etc.)
  • Outside alcohol, food, and beverages
    • At outdoor, daytime stages (Riverfront Stage, Forever Country Stage, Breakout Stage and Broadway Stage) and Xfinity Fan Fair X in Music City Center patrons may bring one factory-sealed clear plastic bottle of water or one empty clear plastic container/canister to fill at water refill stations.
    • At Nissan Stadium: patrons may bring one empty disposable clear soft plastic bottle that can be filled at water fountains in the stadium.
    • At Ascend Amphitheater: patrons may bring one factory-sealed clear plastic bottle of water that is 20 oz or less. Refillable plastic water bottles and hydration packs are not permitted at Ascend Amphitheater.
  • Poles, selfie sticks, and/or sticks of any kind
  • Scooters, including shared urban mobility devices
  • Seat cushions
  • Signs on poles or sticks
  • Strollers (Prohibited Nissan and Ascend Only)
  • Umbrellas and other objects that obstruct another patron's view
  • Video, Audio, and/or recording devices (including GoPros)
  • Wagons or pull-carts
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Other Items at the discretion of Event Management
Smoking at Nissan Stadium

  • E-Cigarettes and smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking ramps, located at Section 303 on the West side and at Section 326 on the East side.

STORAGE LOCATIONS

Riverfront Park: Located north of Riverfront Park between 1st Avenue and the Cumberland River. This location will be open during the day from 8 AM to 7 PM each day of CMA Fest. There is no fee to store your items at this location.

All items must be picked up from this location by 7 PM each day. If they are left behind, you can retrieve your items the following day, except on Monday.  Any items left after Sunday will be held and the owner will be contacted to make arrangement to collect at a later time. Additional fees may be charged for late pick ups. Any items that have to be shipped will be shipped at owner’s expense.

Nissan Stadium: Storage lockers will be located on the South end of the Stadium at the base of the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and the North end of the Stadium across from the ticket office on Russell Street.

Both locations will be available from 4 PM until 1 hour after the stadium show for a fee of $10 (or $20 for oversized items), payable via cash or card. Prices subject to change.

All items must be picked up from this location by one hour after the Nissan Stadium show ends. If they are left behind, you can retrieve your items the following day, except on Monday. Any items left after Sunday will be held and the owner will be contacted to make arrangement to collect at a later time. Additional fees may be charged for late pick ups. Any items that have to be shipped will be shipped at owner’s expense.

NOTE: All other areas/stages of CMA Fest do NOT have check-in services or storage available.

NFL BAG POLICY IN EFFECT FOR ALL VENUES!!!

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 NFL.com/AllClear.

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.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

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.

VENUE SHUTTLE SERVICE
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 & FOUND

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).

SAFETY & MEDICAL

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

FOUR-DAY NISSAN STADIUM PARKING PASSES

Details for Four-day Parking Passes:

  • Open daily Thursday-Sunday at 9 AM.
  • All vehicles must be off stadium grounds 2 hours after the nightly shows end.
  • Each car is allowed one exit & re-entry by 4 PM.