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CMA Music Festival
June 7-10, 2018
Your CMA Music Festival Ticket Pass will cover the following:

Four Days of Live Music (Thursday-Sunday)
• 4 nights of all-star shows at Nissan Stadium (formerly LP Field)
• Daytime concerts at Riverfront Park, Bridgestone Arena Plaza, The Buckle Stage, and more.

Encounters & Autograph Signings
• Fan Fair Hall admittance, featuring autograph sessions and pictures with the stars, plus interactive displays, lifestyle exhibits, and live music at the Acoustic Corner.

Special Access
• Stage-front access at Nissan Stadium and Riverfront Park in the Fan Photo Lines, reserved for 4-day ticket holders
• Ride the convenient courtesy CMA shuttle between official Festival venues

More Festival Events
• Early entertainment: Wednesday Kickoff Concert at Riverfront Stage
• Outdoor themed areas with activities, freebies and more in the The Buckle, the Fan Alley, the Beach

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* * Grand Ole Opry
* * Ryman Auditorium
* * Country Music Hall of Fame
  * General Jackson Showboat Cruise
  * Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  * The District: Lower Broad & Second Ave.
  * Centennial Park & the Parthenon
  * Cheekwood Gallery & Botanical Gardens
  * Belle Meade Plantation
  * The Hermitage: Andrew Jackson's Home
  * Free Stuff to Do


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June 6-9, 2019


Dierks Bentley and Dwight Yoakam performing at Nissan Stadium during the 2018 CMA Music. Festival. Watch on YouTube

BlueShoe Nashville News for the 2019 CMA Music Festival

December 1, 2018: It's the season to celebrate all good things—and that means time together with family and friends. We'll be rolling out our annual holiday specials for our CMA Music Festival packages shortly, including Gold Circle packages for the 5-Star Hermitage Hotel.

Octobet 17, 2018: In addition to our wonderful CMA Music Festival 2019 packages, including Gold Circle packages at the Hermitage Hotel, we have CMA Awards Show packages available for the Nov. 14 show at Bridgestone Arena (we're sold out of the downtown packages, but do still have options for the midtown Hampton Inn Vanderbilt.) Email us at or call 615-383-3012 for details on either Festival or Awards Show packages.

August 9, 2018: Drum roll, please! We're rolling out our 2019 CMA Music Festival hotel/ticket packages today, featuring the 5-Star Hermitage Hotel downtown, the Courtyard Marriott downtown, the Hampton Inn downtown, the midtown Hampton Inn Vanderbilt and—a new luxury downtown property scheduled to open this December in Printers Alley: The Dream Hotel. Our packages include your choice of seats in the Premium Club, Premium Lower Level, Floor Level, and Gold Circle. Please see our package prices HERE.

August 7, 2018: Relive the big moments of this year's CMA Music Festival tomorrow night (Wed., August 8, 8 p.m./7C) when ABC airs their summer special. Watch the show and then, on Thursday, August 9, book your hotel/ticket package for 2019 through BlueShoe Nashville!

July 2, 2018: It's a wrap on another wonderful CMA Music Festival and not too early to begin planning for next year. Please check back for our package prices for June 2019.

July 2, 2018: Nashville is gearing up for a big Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday. Lady Antebellum headlines the music offerings. along with the Nashville Symphony. And, of course, there will be fireworks on the river. See the schedule and all the details here: July 4 in Nashville.

June 7, 2018: Jon Pardi opens this year's CMA Music Festival with his 10 a.m. performance at Riverfront. The gates at Riverfront, according to the CMA representative we asked, open at 9 a.m. However, the earlier you are in line (and there will likely be a line), the better your choice of seats. For clarification, be aware there are no actual chairs or benches at Riverfront—you'll be sitting on a grassy tier that looks down at the stage. And remember that the Fan Fair X Hall at the Music City Center opens this morning at 9:30 a.m. First day and the weather forecast is looking good: mostly sunny, high 93F, humidity 47%. Have fun, everyone! This is what you've been waiting for a long time.

June 6, 2018: It's the big arrival day for many people attending the 2018 CMA Music Festival. Remember you can take your 4-day pass beginning at 9:30 a.m. today to the Music City Center to receive your free CMA vinyl stadium bag. Meanwhile, enjoy the glorious weather: it's a beautiful, sunny day in Nashville with low humidity!

June 2, 2018: How do Gold Circle seats 15 rows from the stage sound? We've just had a last-minute cancellation for a Gold Circle package for two at the 5-Star Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville. Seats are located in Section EE Row 15. Please call 615-383-3012 or email for details.

May 9, 2018: We have just received more rooms from the Hampton Inn Vanderbilt! Our most economical package is once again available. With Premium Club Level seating in 234 or Premium Lower Level seating in 135. Please call from details: 615-383-3012 or email Limited availability.

April 24, 2018: The weather is warming up at last and that means we're on the home stretch to June and the biggest event in Nashville all year—the CMA Music Festival. We are down to a handful of remaining ticket/hotel packages and all of them are now available at the lowest price of the year. Please email or call 615-383-3012 for details. See details on all our package prices.

  • The Hermitage Hotel: Premium Lower Level Section 134 Row C (3rd row) for 2 or 3 people. Tax is included. See details.
  • The Hampton Inn Downtown: book now online using promotional code Country2018 to activate a 10% discount on all our remaining downtown Hampton packages.

March 23, 2018: Two Gold Circle packages at the 5-star Hermitage Hotel have just begun available. Please call 615-383-3012 for details. (Please note that these are no longer available: they have been sold.)See all our package prices HERE, including a promo code for booking the downtown Hampton Inn & Suites at 10% off.

March 1, 2018: Daffodils are popping up in Nashville and spring is in the air. It's three months and counting before Music City celebrates its biggest annual event—the CMA Music Festival. We still have some nice hotel/ticket packages available, including five-night packages at the Five-Star Hermitage Hotel in downtown within walking distance of the music venues. We've also had extra rooms added to our Hampton Inn Vanderbilt inventory (our most economical package that features breakfast and complimentary hotel parking). You can see package prices here: CMA 2018 Prices.

February 3, 2018: One of our most economical packages has just become available through a cancellation. Your choice of a two or four-person package (room has two queen-sized bed and can sleep up to four) at the Hampton Inn Vanderbilt in midtown can be booked online.

Feb. 1, 2018: It's the month of Valentines and if you're looking for the ideal gift for the Country Music lover in your life, consider a CMA Music Festival 2018 hotel/ticket package. See our package prices HERE Email for details, or call 615-383-3012.

January 17, 2018: Packages are selling out for the CMA Music Festival in June! Check on availability for our downtown hotel packages (within walking distance of the music venues) with seats in the Premium Club, Premium Lower Level, or Floor Level.

January 5, 2018: If you're sunk in a winter doldrum, shivering to the bone in the cold and snow, consider the humble flipflop. Akin to going barefoot, flipflops are the wispiest of footwear and the starkest of contrasts to heavy winter boots. They are light, frivolous and even their name is silly. Flipflops! Flipflops! The notion of this insubstantial sandal is a dream of summertime. Think on these slivers of brightly colored rubber and indulge yourself in a little mental vacation: imagine a trip to Nashville in June for the CMA Music Festival where you'll see halter tops, shorts, sandals, cowboy boots, and flipflops galore. Because it will be warm! Yea, perhaps even HOT. Book online or call 615-383-3012.

December 29, 2017: Inventory alert! We are on the verge of selling out our most economical packages for the CMA Music Festival. We have only four remaining Hampton Inn Vanderbilt packages. These are for five-nights (June 6-11, 2018) and include breakfast and complimentary parking at the hotel. All remaining rooms feature two queen-sized beds (maximum of four people per room). The Hampton Inn Vanderbilt is located in the fashionable midtown area of Nashville, approximately 1.25 miles from downtown and the music venues of the Festival. See all of our hotel/ticket package prices HERE.

December 29, 2017: What a way to begin 2018—with special end-of-the-year savings on two of our most popular downtown CMA Music Festival 2018 packages! Book online with promo code Country2018 to save 10% or call 615-383-3012. Featured hotels now include The 5-Star Hermitage Hotel and the downtown Hampton Inn & Suites.

December 22, 2017: Last-minute shoppers— do you need a gift certificate? We can customize one and send it to your email as a color PDF, ready for printing and wrapping. Just let us know: 615-383-3012 or!

December 21, 2017: It's the Winter Solstice and just a few days before Christmas. If you're looking for a memorable gift for someone who loves to travel and likes Country Music, consider a package for the 2018 CMA Music Festival. We can customize a gift certificate for you and send it via email so you can print it for wrapping or stocking stuffing. And for an added bonus, one of our most popular packages is available at 10% savings: use promo code Country2018 when you book online to earn the discount on our Hampton Inn Vanderbilt packages.

December 19, 2017: Special savings: use promo code Country2018 when you book online to earn a 10% discount on our Hampton Inn Vanderbilt packages.

December 18, 2017: The choice for those who want the best, The Hermitage Hotel is considered by many not only the premier hotel in Nashville, but one of the best in the country. The Five-Star, Five-Diamond Hermitage offers unparalleled service in a setting of tasteful and historic luxury. Matched with our very best Premium Club, Premium Lower, and Floor Level seats, the Hermitage packages can be purchased online:

Book your 5-Star Hermitage Hotel 5-night package online

November 10, 2017: To celebrate autumn and the Thanksgiving season, we're making a special assignment of some of our best Premium Lower Level seating for packages at the Hampton Inn Vanderbilt. These seats are in Section 112 (equivalent to Section 135 on the west side). When you book, you can make a note in the special requests field requesting any of these seats. They're available on a first-come, first-serve basis. When they're all gone, we'll post an announcement he

November 9, 2017: Congratulations to all the nominees and winners at last night's CMA Awards Show.

August 14, 2017: BlueShoe's 2018 CMA Music Festival hotel/ticket packages will go on sale this Wed., August 16 at 2 p.m. Central Time. You may book packages for the downtown Hermitage, Courtyard Marriott, 21C Museum Hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites, as well as packages at the midtown Hampton Inn Vanderbilt. Seats featured will include those in the Premium Lower Level Section 133, 134, 135, Premium Club Level 233, 234, 235, Floor Level Section G Rows 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and a handful of Gold Circle packages at the Hermitage Hotel with seats in Section EE Row 15, Section C Row 7, and Section E Row 4.

July 15, 2017: We're rolling out the prices for our new 2018 CMA Music Festival Packages today, featuring the Hampton Inn Vanderbilt in midtown, Hampton Inn Downtown, Courtyard Marriott Downtown, The 5-Star Hermitage Hotel downtown, and a brand new downtown hotel—21C (prices are pending for 21C). Your choice of seats include those in the Premium Club, Premium Lower, Floor, and Gold Circle (our Gold Circle packages go exclusively with The Hermitage Hote). Please email or call 615-383-3012 for more information.

July 7, 2017: Ready to plan to do it all again (or for the first time)? BlueShoe Nashville will be posting its package prices for the 2018 CMA Music Festival on July 15, 2017. Please check back to see information on all our wonderful offerings for next summer.

June 12, 2017: Well, that was something last night, wasn't it? Even the way that many of us learned that the Preds had lost the sixth game and the Stanley Cup was tempered by the news being delivered so graciously by Keith Urban on stage. Congratulations to all the Pittsburgh fans. What a wonderful series your team and the Predators gave us all. Most of you are traveling today so Nashville bids you farewell with a fond wish that you return very soon.

If you're interested in returning in 2018, we'll be posting information about our 2018 hotel/ticket packages soon.

And for those fortunate enough be in town for tonight or longer, here's some stuff you might want to check out:

The Time Jumpers
Presented at 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill
The Time Jumpers
are an award winning Western Swing band from Nashville with two awards from the Association of Western Artists, one from the Western Music Association and two Grammy nominations. This group of Nashville’s studio elite has evolved from casual jam sessions at the Grand Ole Opry to performing on the main stage, and becoming THE Monday night destination in Nashville.
Live Music and Line Dancing feat. Phil Vaught
Presented at Wildhorse Saloon. Today’s performance features Phil Vaught
Open Mic Night at the BlueBird Cafe
at the BlueBird Cafe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show is at 6:00 p.m. No cover charge. $10 food/drink minimum per person. Seating for this show is first come, first served when doors open at 5:30pm.


June 8, 2017: The sun is rising over Nashville on a beautiful summer day. It's the beginning of the CMA Music Festival 2017 and due to last-minute cancellations, we have a Gold Circle package for two at the downtown Hampton Inn & Suites (seats in Sect. E Row 2!) available. Four nights (June 8, 9, 10, 11, with checkout on Monday, June 12. A second package with seats in the Premium Lower Level Section 134 Row E has also opened up. Please call 615-383-3012 for details.

June 1, 2017: Oh, boy—we're just a week away from the opening of Nashville's biggest event—the CMA Music Festival (June 8-11). If you're looking for a downtown hotel option, we've just had two last-minute cancellations for the downtown Hampton Inn & Suites (photos above). Both rooms are double-queens and will sleep up to four people each. Seats are in the Premium Lower Level or on the floor in Section G Row 4 with aisle seats! Please call 615-383-3012 for details. This is a 5-night package and includes breakfast.

CMA Music Festival 2017 passes: if you're looking for tickets only we have a few extra including two in Section 112 Row K and four in Section 133 Row G. Please call 615-383-3012 for details. Tickets will be available for pickup next week at the BlueShoe office downtown.

April 14, 2017: We've just received more rooms from the Hampton Inn Vanderbilt so CMA Festival packages are once again available here, with Premium Lower Level seats in our favorite Section 134! Use promotional code COUNTRY2017 to activate 10% discount when you book online.

SPECIAL SPRING 2017 PROMOTION: Some of  our best seats in the Premium Lower Level Section 135 and 112 are now matched with The Thompson Nashville. To celebrate BlueShoe Nashville's partnership with this brand new hotel, you can get 10% off when you book online and use the promotional code COUNTRY2017. The package features four nights hotel (June 8, 9, 10, 11, 2017) and a choice among our very best Premium Lower Level seats

Mar. 22, 2017: Need some help getting over hump day? Well, here's news that should brighten your Wednesday. The Country Music Association has announced the lineup for this year's nightly concerts during the CMA Music Festival. The actual schedule hasn't been released (and probably won't be until sometime in May) so we can't tell you which artists will perform on which night, but we can indeed give you the roster of this year's stars. Drum roll, please . . .

Miranda Lambert • Brad Paisley • Luke Bryan • Little Big Town • Maren Morris • Lady Antebellum • Kenny Rogers • Kelsea Ballerini • Keith Urban • Florida Georgia Line • John Anderson • Thomas Rhett • Darius Rucker • Trace Adkins • Dierks Bentley • Eric Church • Tracy Lawrence • Sam Hunt • Chris Young • Cole Swindell • Chris Stapleton • Brett Eldredge • Rascal Flatts • Blake Shelton

Mar. 17, 2017: Artists are being announced today by the CMA for the big stage at Nissan Stadium!

Mar. 5, 2017:
The CMA will be announcing its first lineup of artists in the next couple of weeks. As soon as we know names, we'll be posting them here. Meanwhile, check out this week's BlueShoe specials (just updated) HERE.

Feb. 28, 2017: A package for two at the 5-Star Hermitage hotel with seats in the Premium Lower Level Section 134 Row B (that's the second row!) has just become available. Please email or call 615-383-3012 for details.

Feb. 23, 2017: Some of our best seats in the Premium Lower Level Section 135 and 112 are now matched with The Thompson Nashville. To celebrate BlueShoe Nashville's partnership with this brand new hotel, you can get 10% off when you book online and use the promotional code COUNTRY2017. The package features four nights hotel (June 8, 9, 10, 11, 2017) and a choice among some of our best Premium Lower Level seats.

Feb. 15, 2017: BlueShoe Nashville partners with the best hotels in Nashville, including the 5-star Hermitage Hotel in downtown. Read about all the different properties and pick out the one that suits your needs and tastes. And for suggestions and hints on your Festival options, visit our Best of the Fest page.

Feb. 8, 2017: Get a great price and some of our very best seats! To celebrate BlueShoe Nashville's partnership with the Thompson for the CMA Music Festival, you can get 10% off when you book online and use the promotional code COUNTRY2017. The package features four nights hotel (June 8, 9, 10, 11, 2017) and a choice among our very best Premium Lower Level seats in Section 135 or 112.

Why we recommend The Thompson: The downtown area known as "The Gulch" has been the go-to spot for Nashvillians the last few years for dining and music and even taking up residence (a number of high-rise condos have come to the area and offered up living spaces with jaw-dropping city views). Now travelers can get in on the action in this vibrant and beautiful neighborhood with the coming of the luxury boutique hotel, The Thompson Nashville. Modern, elegant, and brand new, The Thompson opened it doors in the fall of 2016. It joins an elite group of luxury properties in world-class cities—New York, Toronto, Seattle, and Chicago.

Nestled between Music Row and the downtown honky tonks that line lower Broadway, The Thompson sits in one of the best walkable areas in the city. The Gulch is an urban hub of restaurants, bars, breweries, and nightlife—including Station Inn (live music venue for Bluegrass, Americana, and Country Music artists), Yazoo Brewing Company, Whiskey Kitchen, Watermark restaurant, Sambuca restaurant, Urban Outfitters, Frye Boots, Two Old Hippies (retail), The Turnip Truck Urban fare (fresh produce, sandwiches & soup, juice bar), Colts Chocolates, Biscuit Love restaurant, and 404 Kitchen restaurant. Whether you’re looking to shop, enjoy a meal or a really cool place to stay while attending the CMA Music Festival, the Thompson is a wonderful choice.

Feb. 3, 2017: Two of our most desirable packages have just become available through cancellations: a Gold Circle package at the 5-star Hermitage Hotel in for two with seats in Section C Row 7. The Hermitage is located in downtown Nashville within walking distance of the Festival music venues. Also, opening up is a 4-person package with seats in the Premium Lower Level Section 134 Row B (2nd row). SOLD This is for the Hermitage as well. Please email or call 615-383-3012 for more details.

Feb. 3, 2017: February Hampton special: use promotional code Country2017 to get 10% off when you book either of our two Hampton properties—the Hampton Inn Vanderbilt in midtown or the Hampton Inn Downtown online. Book Hampton Inn Vanderbilt Online Now :: Book Hampton Inn Downtown Online Now

Dec. 7, 2016: If you're looking for something special for the Country Music lover in your life, consider a gift of a CMA Music Festival 2017 hotel/ticket package. We can craft a beautiful customized gift certificate that you can wrap and put under the tree. We have 1, 2, 3, and 4-person packages available, including a just-released package for three or four people at the 5-star Hermitage Hotel featuring seats in the Premium Lower Level Section 134 Row C (3rd row).

Nov. 24, 2016: It's turkey time and family time and maybe even a little "planning for the summertime." If so, you're in luck because today through Monday, Nov. 28, you can use the Promotional "Code Country2017" to get 10% off a CMA Music Festival 2017 package for the downtown Courtyard Marriott and the Hampton Inn downtown. But hurry, there's a limited inventory of remaining packages. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 17, 2016: We're proud to announce that BlueShoe Nashville will be partnering with Nashville's newest downtown hotel, The Thompson Nashville, for the CMA Music Festival 2017.

Sept. 12, 2016: BlueShoe's fall special on our 5-night CMA Fest 2017 packages at one of our most popular hotelscthe downtown Hampton Inn & Suites is now available. Book online and use promotional code Country2017 to get 10%. Valid until Oct. 15, 2016 (based on availability).

August 29, 2016: Inventory alert! We have five remaining CMA Music Festival 2017 packages at the downtown Courtyard Marriott.

July 29, 2016: Our 2017 CMA Music Festival hotel/ticket packages open for sale to the public next week on August 3! We'll have wonderful seats to offer, along with the most desirable hotels in Nashville.

June 13, 2016: It's a wrap on the spectacular 2016 CMA Music Festival! Thanks to all the musicians, stagehands, stadium workers, and staff people who came together to give us such a wonderful event. The good times and good music are now part of tens of thousands of fans' memories.








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BlueShoe Nashville sells CMA Music Festival 2016 hotel/ticket packages that feature your choice of floor level or lower level seating, hotel accommodations, ticket delivery to your hotel and tax. See package prices. For information on seating, take our virtual tour of LP Field. For locations of the nine hotels represented in our packages, please go to this clickable map. See more details regarding our Nashville hotels. For a gallery of photos from previous Festivals, please go here. There's a lot of information on the BlueShoe site to help you plan your trip, but do call us if you have questions. You can book your packages directly online or by calling us at 615-383-3012. The terms and conditions for purchasing a package can be found here. Thanks much and we look forward to hearing from you.




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