CMA Music Festival
Without a doubt, Nashville’s leading annual event is the one with the most country music. The Country Music Association’s annual bash is the highlight of Music City’s festival season, with four days packed with concerts, autographs, meet & greets and more. Downtown Nashville becomes overrun with music fans from around the world — in 2014, the event boasted 80,000 attendees per day — who have come to see performances from hundreds of renowned artists. The festival takes place in June and benefits the CMA Foundation’s Keep the Music Playing.