Tickets for the 2011 CMA Music Festival in Nashville are now on sale. Tickets sold out for 2010 in advance, and 2011 is the 40th anniversary. It is no wonder that this is The World’s Biggest Country Music Festival! The event is being held at LP Field in Nashville Tennessee in the heart of music city – over 4 days. There are both daily and nightly concerts from beginning to end. Four day passes are available, but you can also buy tickets for individual dates:
Thursday June 9, 2011
Friday June 10, 2011
Saturday June 11, 2011
Sunday June 12, 2011
Every year, the event is aired on network television, this year the 2010 event will be on ABC-TV, hosted by Tim McGraw. Back in 1972 the festival was called Fan Fair. It was moved to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in 1982, and in 2001 to downtown Nashville. The ABC-TV prime time special for the CMA Music Festival began in 2004, originally in a 2 hour format, and it 2009 expanded to a 3 hour show.
The CMA Music Festival is no stranger to big name country music artists. The 2011 artists to perform haven’t been announced yet, but in 2010 the following groups appeared:
Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, and Kid Rock.
The addition of Kid Rock this year was a surprise to many, but the outlaw rocker was welcomed with open arms by the crowd – as if he was one of their own. With references to Waylon Jennings, and songs that have roots deep in Southern rock, country music fans were right at home with his performance.
At the CMA Music Festival you can watch your favorite top name country acts perform in both daily and nightly concerts, and you will also find autograph signings and special events each and every day! The spirit of the old days of Fan Fair are surely still alive, these concerts are definitely structured for the fans. This is the crown jewel of country music shows! More than 65,000 fans were in attendance in 2010 from all over the world, and more than half of the proceeds go to charity. The CMA Music Festival is unique because the artists donate their performances as well. Proceeds are donated to the Nashville public schools and the Keep the Music Playing program.
If you intend on getting tickets for CMA Music Festival 2011, you should buy them before they are sold out!