Brad Paisley. Taylor Swift. Rodney Adkins. The country stars love CMAFEST as much as their fans do and they want to make sure everybody has a good time.
BEAT THE HEAT
The most important thing to do to ensure a wonderful CMAFEST experience is to understand the heat and humidity. Nashville ranks among the top ten cities in the US when it comes to high morning humidity levels.
Drink lots of water: CMAFEST offers free hydration stations for re-filling your water bottles.
Avoid Alcohol: Beer and liquor dehydrate the body. If you still want to enjoy a tall cold one, wait until the sun goes down.
Sunscreen, Hats and Shade: Sunscreen will sweat off so re-apply often. Happiness is enjoying the party, not feeling the burn.
THIN THE CROWDS
Over 250,000 country music fans will descend upon Nashville over the four day festival, most of them contained in the four block area downtown and LP Field. There is no avoiding fellow fans but there are a couple of things to do to reduce stress.
Get there early: Don’t wait until the last minute to try to get in to see the popular performers.
Parking: Commuters should use the free shuttle that runs from LP Field to downtown. It is only for four day pass holders. Also check with your hotel to see if they have shuttles running to the festival.
PLAN YOUR DAY
Hundreds of artists are available each day performing, signing and participating in a variety of activities. To assume not to miss your favorites, map out a path for each day and don’t forget to leave time to discover new talents. CMAFest offers an app provides up to date information and can be a valuable asset.
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