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Four-Day Festival Passes

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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* * Live Music in the City
* * 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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Keith Urban playing at Nissan Stadium on the last night of the 2017 CMA Music Festival. Photo by BlueShoe Nashville.

BlueShoe Nashville News for the 2018 CMA Music Festival

November 15, 2017: As part of our Celebrate Autumn campaign, BlueShoe is proud to present the ticket inventory for our Hermitage Hotel CMA Music Festival 2018 packages. This is the choice for those who want the best: 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. Located in downtown Nashville within walking distance of the music venues. Choose among these Premium Club, Premium Lower, and Floor Level seats:

  • Gold Circle Section E Row 4 Seat 11 (package for one person only)

  • Floor Level Section G Row 3 Seats 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

  • Premium Lower Level Section 134 Row B (2nd row) Seats 5 & 6, 11 & 12

  • Premium Lower Level Section 134 Row C (3rd row) Seats 10, 11, 12, 13

  • Premium Lower Level Section 135 Row U Seats 1 & 2

  • Premium Club Level Section 235 Row C (3rd row) Seats 2 & 3

  • Seat selection: when you book online please specify in the special request field the location of the seats you would like. If they are no longer available, we will contact you and ask for your second choice. The above seats will be updated as availability changes.

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 here. These seats are traditionally reserved for certain downtown hotels so this is a special opportunity. Here is what currently available (seat numbers in gray are sold out):

Premium Lower Level Section 112 Row M Seat 5

Premium Lower Level Section 112 Row P Seats 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Premium Lower Level Section 113 Row F (6th Row) Seats 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (2 or 4-person pkgs only)

Book your Hampton Inn Vanderbilt 5-night package online

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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