2018 CMA Music Festival Stats

The 47th Annual CMA Fest (6/7-10) in Nashville boasted visitors from all 50 states and 36 countries, according to the CMA. The most attendees in order by state came from Florida, California, Illinois, New York, Kentucky and Ohio. Forty-seven percent of festival goers were first-timers with millennials accounting for the largest share (41%); social reach topped 900 million mentions; more than 50,000 attendees engaged through the CMA Fest app; and Xfinity Fan Fair X welcomed 71,000 attendees, up by 10% from last year. The organization has not released an overall attendance number. Relatedly, the organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which in recent years has taken place over the same weekend as CMA Fest, have decided to stage their event on the following weekend (6/13-16). Future Bonnaroo dates are expected to follow the same pattern.