CMA Fest, Bonnaroo to be held on separate weekends in 2019

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Next year, music lovers will not have to choose between CMA Fest and Bonnaroo.

The music festivals will be held on different weekends in 2019.

CMA Fest will be held June 6 to 9. The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be held the following weekend from June 13 to 16.

City officials said they "anticipate future years to follow the same date pattern."

Butch Spyridon, the president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., issued this statement about the decision:The Nashville CVC has enjoyed an excellent relationship with Bonnaroo through the years. We've assisted in marketing their recent addition of 4- and 1-day ticket + Nashville shuttle passes, held arrival parties for performing artists, and most recently hosted the new Nashville-themed area The Ville, focusing on local music, food, art, and more, at this year's festival.

We have regularly advocated for this change to hold Bonnaroo and CMA Fest on separate weekends to offer more flexibility for the local community as well as the visitors, and we're excited about this change.

We hope you are as pleased as we are with Bonnaroo's announcement and decision to move the 2019 event.Copyright 2018 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

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