Heat A Major Concern For CMA Music Festival

Attendees Reminded To Stay Hydrated
Posted at 5:56 AM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 15:32:22-04

As festivities continue for the 2016 CMA Music Festival, heat was expected to be a major concern.

Attendees were reminded to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water as highs were forecast to soar into the 90s. By the weekend, the humidity was expected to increase, as well.

Remember, beer does not count as hydration. 

Several hydration stands have been set up across downtown Nashville so you can fill up your water bottles throughout the day.  

Doctors said it's important that fans know when to call it quits for the day and for people to get help at one of the first-aid tents if they experience dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting.

"If they start feeling weak, if they're feeling ill, nausea, any one of those symptoms, find one of our roamers, come to our tent so we can treat them, get them back to feeling better so they can get back to the show,” said Dr. Jared McKinney with Vanderbilt LifeFlight.

In case of an emergency, more than 100 Vanderbilt EMTs, paramedics, and registered nurses were working the festival. 

An air quality alert has also been issued Friday for those with lung disease, including asthma. People were advised to help reduce air pollution by taking such steps as carpooling.  

Meanwhile, there will be plenty of more free music throughout the day with artists playing 11 stages. Fan Fair X also continues at Music City Center.

Friday night’s concert at Nissan Stadium will feature Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Junior, Chris Stapleton and more.Click here to see the full schedule of entertainers. 

As festivities continue, several street closures remain in effect.

For more information on CMA Fest, you can visit their website