This year’s CMA Music Festival, held from June 9 -12, 2011 in Nashville, TN, raked in roughly $30 million in tourism spending, according to a study done by Smith Travel Research. 65,000 country fans from across the world visited Nashville for the annual festival, filling approximately 110,000 hotel rooms. Last year’s festival brought in roughly $24 million in tourism. Half of the proceeds from the event will be used to help keep music in local schools. CMA is still determining the exact amount of revenue from this year.
CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, will air on August 7 th on ABC. It will be a three-hour special. Be sure to tune in!