CMA Reports Record Attendance for Music Festival

The CMA Music Festival set a new attendance record in 2006 with an aggregate total of 161,590 people attending the four-day event that ended Sunday (June 11) in downtown Nashville, according to the Country Music Association. Those who purchased tickets for the entire four days are counted four times in the calculations, but significant growth was noted in sales of single tickets, and record attendance was reported at areas of the festival that did not require admission. Single concert tickets for the daytime concerts on the riverfront and evening concerts at LP Field increased 8 percent from 2005. Sales of four-day ticket packages were up 6 percent over the previous year.