This year’s CMA Fest in Nashville has been cancelled because of the uncertainty over how the coronavirus scare will play out.
The event draws tens of thousands of fans to the Music City every year, and that’s probably why organizers felt June 4th was too soon to roll out the welcome mat.
The Country Music Association says it is following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities.
“We know how special this festival is for Country Music fans around the globe and that many will be disappointed by this decision,” the CMA said in a statement. “As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we cannot in good conscience risk the health and wellbeing of our fans, artists, staff and Country Music community.”
Fans who purchased four-day passes for this year’s CMA fest can use them for the 2021 edition, which is scheduled for June 10th through the 13th, but full refunds are also being offered.
“We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience, as our actions are always in the best interest of our Country Music community,” the statement continued. “In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to bring Country fans and artists together to celebrate the unique spirit and sense of unity that is at the heart of what CMA Fest stands for.”