Your CMA Fest 2022 guide

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CMA Fest is almost here, and whether you’re going or not, it will likely impact you in some way — cue our guide to navigate the weekend. Pro tip: If you need tickets, you can look at all of your options in one place.

🚗 Tackling transit

There will be no need to panic at the parking lot this year. Here are your downtown parking spots + rideshare options:

Use this interactive map to view all downtown lots + garages with the number of spaces and this schedule for all WeGo bus routes.

🥪 Grab a bite

CMA Fest will offer a variety of concessions across all stages and venues, but if you’re in the mood for some local eats + seats nearby (plus air conditioning), check out these spots:

🎶 Get the full experience

Locals know activities go beyond the June 9-12 festival. Make it a week-long commitment with these other events leading up to CMA Fest shows:

  • Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge | Tues., June 7 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Winners Bar & Grill, 1913 Division St. | Free | Fans will bid to partner with Craig and 15 other celebs to toss bags for Fight Colorectal Cancer.
  • CMA Fest Game Night | Wed., June 8 | 6-10 p.m. | 6th and Peabody, 423 6th Ave. S. | $10 | A live celebrity wild game roast with acoustic performances benefitting the Catch a Dream foundation
  • Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam | Wed., June 8 | 9 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $35.50+ | This curated lineup will feature performances by Billy Strings, Lainey Wilson, and the Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers, among others.
  • Brett Eldredge on Skydeck | Fri., June 10 | 5:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall Skydeck | Free | General admission is first come, first served and does not guarantee entry.

CMA Fest requires a clear bag policy across all venues. Here is a list of all prohibited items.

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