For the second year in a row, the Country Music Association has canceled CMA Fest, its annual June four-day event that takes over many Nashville venues, including Nissan Stadium, due to COVID-19.
“After thoughtful deliberation, we are saddened to share that CMA Fest will not take place in 2021,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA CEO in a statement issued Tuesday (March 2). “We know our fans near and far have hoped that the festival could safely return this summer, and while we are encouraged to see COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available, we still face several challenges that prevent us from bringing our fans around the world the CMA Fest experience they have come to expect. But rest assured, we have already started planning what will be the most epic celebration of country music next summer. Mark your calendars for CMA Fest June 9-12, 2022!”