With 2014′s CMA Music Festival successfully wrapped for another year, satisfying scores of fans with 150+ hours of music, here is a look at the hard numbers from the four-day music extravaganza.
CMA Music Festival By The Numbers:
$9 million donated to Keep The Music Playing since 2006
2.25 million, CMA’s total aggregate digital audience, up 18 percent since June 2013
143,000-plus fans at Chevrolet Riverfront Stage
$100,000 raised in the CMA Celebrity Auction for Keep the Music Playing, up from $80,000 in 2013
80,000 fans per day, matching 2013’s attendance record
63,000-plus visitors at AT&T U‐verse Fan Fair X to see more than 500 artists
38,000-plus downloads of the free festival app, up 67 percent year-to-year
1972, the year Fan Fair started
600-plus journalists, photographers, producers, and videographers
450 participating artists
230 domestic and international media outlets
150-plus hours of concerts
60 corporate brands participating, up 39 percent from 2013
50-plus artists at The Nightly Concerts at LP Field
24 countries represented among attendees
18 ambulance transports
15 weeks in advance tickets sold out, setting a record
11 stages, including the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage (more than 50 artists and 22 hours of concerts), Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza (51 artists, 18 hours), Samsung Galaxy Stage in Walk of Fame Park, Nightly Concerts at LP Field, and BMI Tailgate Party.
As previously announced, the television special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock will air Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8 PM/ET). The special debuted in 2004 and this is the 11th year the special will air on ABC.
CMA Music Festival will be held June 11-14, 2015. Ticket sales are 28 percent ahead of last year with 75 percent of available tickets already sold. To purchase tickets online, visit CMAfest.com.
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