The Country Music Association announced that the 2021 CMA Festival scheduled for June has been canceled.
The CMA Released a statement saying, “After thoughtful deliberation, we are saddened to share that CMA Fest will not take place in 2021. 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.”
It’s the second year in a row that CMA has canceled the festival because of COVID-19 concerns.
Patrons who purchased four-day passes for CMA Fest 2020 and chose the rollover option will have those passes honored for CMA Fest 2020. Those who purchased passes through Ticketmaster or the CMA Fest Box Office will receive an email in the next 24-48 hours with further information about retaining your passes or requesting a full refund.
The 2022 CMA Fest is set for June 9-12.
CMA posted the notice to Instagram, saying, “To our loyal #CMAfest fans – we will see you June 9-12, 2022 for an epic celebration of Country Music!”