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Storms Cut Final Concert Short At CMA Music Fest

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The final night of the CMA Music Fest got cut a little short because of approaching storms. Some performers cut their sets short, so the concert could wrap up before the storms hit downtown Nashville.

Brad Paisley and Gary Allen were able to play full sets, but once The Band Perry came out, officials notified the crowd that lightning in the area could cut the remaining performances. After that, artists starting cutting some songs from their sets.

During the festival, fans had to deal with some rain and heat, but there were no threats of severe weather until the final night.

Over the past several days, hundreds of artists have performed for the CMA Music Fest. Those performances have included emerging stars, superstars and legends on stages all over downtown Nashville.

Now that those performances have wrapped up, fans will be heading home on Monday and Tuesday, and that will make for one of the biggest travel days of the year in Nashville.

The Nashville Airport Authority said there will be heavy passenger volume and longer lines at security. The airport suggests packing smartly after checking TSA guidelines and passengers should check the status of their flights ahead of time.  One reminder, the ticketing level passenger drop-off is under construction from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m., which could cause slight delays.

Last year, the festival set a record attendance of an estimated 71,000 fans. Organizers are already getting ready for next year's festival, which will run June 5th through June 8th. Tickets are already on sale.

 

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