CMA Music Festival Announces Changes And Expansions
March 13, 2015 at 12:27 PM (PT)
Key details, changes, and additions for CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL were unveiled today in NASHVILLE with the help of WARNER/ATLANTIC artist HUNTER HAYES, NASHVILLE Mayor KARL DEAN and others.
After 2014 attendance averaged over 80,000 fans per day, CMA FEST has elected to up the ante for 2015. Rebranding the festival with a new logo and key art, redesigning the festival footprint, and an extended line of apparel and merchandising from NASHVILLE-based A3 MERCHANDISE will add a modern flair to the vintage feel of the brand. Merchandise can be pre-ordered online or on-site during the festival dates.
Concurrently, CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL will have an updated and expanded online presence with an updated mobile app and retooled website to allow fans access to concert schedules, maps, parking information, artist performance lineups, and more. In 2014, more than 38,000 users downloaded the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL mobile app.
Returning as a festival partner for the fifth year will be GILDAN, who will ramp up their involvement as sponsor of THE GILDAN BROADWAY STAGE at the HARD ROCK CAFE featuring daily performances from rising stars. This will be the first year for the location to serve as an official CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL STAGE. Additionally, WALK OF FAME PARK will debut a larger stage and new layout while THE BELK PARK STAGE will add video walls to increase range of view. Starting the week off in style, the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKOFF CONCERT will be a free event on the CHEVROLET RIVERFRONT STAGE. The show will be WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th from 11a to 7p (CT) and is open to the public.
Due to the increasing popularity of CMA's International showcase, known as CMA WORLD GLOBALIVE!, it has expanded again for this year. The free concert will move to WALK OF FAME PARK on MONDAY, JUNE 8th from 4p to 11p (CT) and will feature international food and beverage vendors on-site. In addition, the CMA CLOSE UP STAGE will also expand from 600 to 800 seats, with additional standing room offered, within the AT&T U-VERSE FAN FAIR X experience.
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION will be announcing stage lineups and artists appearing at FAN FAIR X in the coming weeks. All lineups are subject to change, and while tickets for the nightly shows at LP FIELD have already sold out, tickets for AT&T U-VERSE FAN FAIR X are still available online.