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CMA Music Fest Will Go On, Half of Proceeds to be Donated to Flood Victims


In years past, the Country Music Association has donated 50 percent of its proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to Metro public school's music education programs. This year, CMA will donate the remaining 50 percent of the proceeds to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to benefit flood victims. 
On average, CMA Music Festival draws more than 56,000 visitors to Music City and raises around $22 million in direct visitor spending in the city.
"This year with all the downtown businesses as well as our tourism industry suffering huge losses due to flood damage, it is vitally important to the Nashville business community that CMA Music Festival continues as planned," said Steve Moore, CMA Chairman of the Board. "CMA is proud to step up and help our area by donating half of the CMA Music Festival's net proceeds to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help its flood relief efforts while we continue our important commitment to children and music education."
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean adds, "This added contribution to aid in flood recovery efforts will be incredibly helpful and demonstrates the great partnership that exists between the City of Nashville, CMA Music Festival and the Country Music industry."