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CMA Music Fest attendance increases

Monday, June 15, 2009 – There may be bad economic times out there, but don't tell that to the CMA Music Fest, which concluded Sunday - make that early Monday - with a festival closing set from Kenny Chesney.

Single-day tickets to the LP Field nightly concerts increased 19 percent from 2008. Four day-passes - mainly bought by out-of-town visitors, were down about 3.6 from last year. The overall increase was more than seven percent.

Average daily attendance for the fest increase from 52,000 to 56,000.

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