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Last year, the CMA Music Festival drew a record 65,000 fans to Music City, from all 50 states and 26 countries. According to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, those fans spent more than $30 million in the city, making the annual event a huge economy booster for Nashville.
Tickets for this summer's event are already on sale through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378). The four-day ticket packages range from $115 to $325 plus handling fees. Your money goes to a great time for a great cause. The CMA donates half the net proceeds of the festival to the Keep the Music Playing program, which provides instruments and other supplies to public schools, to help promote music education. To date, the CMA has raised more than $4.7 million for the program. Part of the proceeds also go to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Words and Music Program.