2013 CMA Music Fest Generated $31.5 Million Locally
September 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PT)
Last JUNE’s CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL contributed a record $31.5 million in direct visitor spending to the local community, according to figures released today by the NASHVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS CORP.
That’s an increase of $1.5 million from 2012’s festival and $16 million more than 2001, when the event first moved to downtown NASHVILLE.
“The CMA Music Festival is NASHVILLE’s triple-crown,” said BUTCH SPYRIDON, Pres./CEO of the NASHVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS CORP. “It is the city’s largest festival. It generates the most economic impact and it provides prime time, national network exposure. The event continues to grow and evolve and outperform its record success every year. We are proud to have such a signature event that fits perfectly with our brand in NASHVILLE.”
The Festival also benefits music education through a program called KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING. To date, CMA and The CMA FOUNDATION have contributed more than $7.6 million to supply instruments and musical equipment for all 144 METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The 2014 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL is scheduled for JUNE 5th-8th.