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CMA draws record crowd

Monday, June 13, 2016 – The 2016 CMA Music Festival set a daily attendance record of 88,500, according to CMA.

The festival started on Thursday and concluded Sunday with hundreds of acts playing during the annual event in downtown Nashville.

CEO Sarah Trahern cited an early sellout, "great weather, the addition of two new free stages ... and record crowds at Fan Fair X at the Music City Center" as reasons.

The festival closed with a concert at Nissan Stadium featuring Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams making an appearance, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

Tickets for 2017, which will be held June 8-11, are on sale now to returning fans and will be open to the public on July 11.

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