NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 80,000 tourists have been projected to attend the festivities brought on by this year’s CMA Music Festival.
While Thursday kicks off the official start of the annual music event, Monday served as the soft open for the four day event. In 2013, 80,000 a day took part in the festivities.
Organizers said they expect the same turnout this year.
People were said to be coming from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 24 countries. Once again, the event sold out quickly.
“Even before we announced a name, we were sold out,” said Sarah Trahern CEO of the Country Music Association. “So people know that the reputation is that we’re going to put on a strong show and they want to come because of the great Country Music.”
CMA Officials said they have already begun the process of planning next year’s festival, which is set for June 11 -14, 2015.