The CMA Fest is right around the corner and it’s safe to say that fans are thrilled with the long-awaited return of the star-studded event.
Tens of thousands of country music fans from around the world are expected to flock to Music City for CMA Fest 2022 after the event was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.
After seeing record crowds in 2019, CMA Fest is about to return bigger and better than ever.
Davidson County, Tennessee, home to the city of Nashville, has nearly 37,200 hotel rooms and, according to a report by WKRN Nashville, almost all hotel rooms in the county are already booked for the festival. .
“I think there’s definitely a pent-up demand for people to come back, and I think the excitement is incredible,” Leesa LeClaire, president and CEO of the Greater Nashville Hospitality Industry, told News 2.
The return of the CMA Fest will provide a welcome boost to Nashville’s economy.
“Bars, restaurants, shops, hats, museums. I think there is a wide variety of activities to do and see while they are here. I think museums will benefit, parks. I think people will take advantage of what we have to offer and we have a lot to offer,” added LeClaire.
She also pointed out that Nashville has even more hotel rooms than ever before. “As we know a lot more hotels have opened since 2020 and we seem to be absorbing those that demand is filling even the new hotel supply, so that’s very exciting.”
The CMA Fest officially kicks off on Thursday, June 9 and will run until Sunday, June 12. A full list of artist appearances, performances and more can be found on the official CMA Fest website.
Nighttime concerts at Nissan Stadium will be filmed for CMA Fest, a special primetime concert airing Wednesday, August 3 on ABC. Dierks Bentley and Elle King will host.