CMA Fest, a summer country music tradition that brings thousands of fans to downtown Nashville, remains benched for summer 2021 due to COVID-19 precautions.
The Tennessean reports the Country Music Association announced the decision Tuesday afternoon. Organizers also postponed CMA Fest in 2020 because of the pandemic.
The event, considered one of the largest annual country music events in the world, was scheduled for June 10-13.
The festival returns June 9-12, 2022.
"We know our fans near and far have hoped that the festival could safely return this summer, and while we are encouraged to see COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available, we still face several challenges that prevent us from bringing our fans around the world the CMA Fest experience they have come to expect," said a statement from the organization.
The fireworks go off at the end of another night of music during the CMA Music Festival at LP Field June 5, 2008.
Ticket holders may roll over CMA Fest passes for 2022 or request a refund. More information on tickets should be delivered directly to customers within 24 to 48 hours via email from Ticketmaster or the CMA box office, according to the CMA.
Another summer without CMA Fest offers the latest blow in a pandemic that's wreaked havoc on entertainment and tourism revenue in Nashville.