When the coronavirus pandemic hit the nation in March 2020, concerts and festivals were canceled, and music tours were suspended indefinitely. The 2020 CMA festival was one of the victims of the pandemic as it was canceled for the year. However, the Country Music Association announced new dates for the 2021 event, due to take place June 10-13. Now that the festival is only four months away, the Country Music Association has promised upcoming news about the event.
In a statement posted on social media on Wednesday, February 10, the organization wrote, “We know many of you are excited about this year’s CMA festival. Stay tuned, we want to release an update by mid-March. We miss our country music fans more than you can imagine. “
While fans are no doubt hoping the CMA Fest will continue as planned this year, some festivals slated to reopen in 2021 have already been canceled or postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. The C2C Festival, an event held every March in the UK and Ireland, was one of the first events to be canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020. At that time, the organizers immediately updated fans with new dates for 2021, but those dates have since been canceled as well. Other festivals that have been canceled or postponed for 2021 are the Stagecoach Festival and the Houston Rodeo.
On the other hand, some artists and venues are starting to play shows in a safe and healthy way. The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville is open for limited capacity shows, and Miranda Lambert just announced a weekend of shows opening April 22-24 for a limited audience at Billy Bobs Texas in Fort Worth, Texas.