CMA Music Fest draws in record-breaking crowd

Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –The CMA Music Fest, held in downtown Nashville, broke a daily record of 88,500 fans attending each day.

Officials said the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage also reached capacity twice on opening day.

Organizers added that 53 percent of attendees attended the four-day event for the first time.

PHOTOS: 2016 CMA Music Fest

This year’s CMA Music Fest sold out months in advance and more than 500 artists and celebrities participated in more than 250 hours of concerts on a total of 11 stages.

Tickets for the 2017 CMA Music Fest, which will be held in downtown Nashville June 8 through June 11, are on sale to returning fans through Thursday.

The national on-sale date is Monday, July 11. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting or calling the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST.

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