Country Music’s biggest stars are coming together on one stage for “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” on Wednesday, November 13 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Country Music’s Biggest Night will be hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

Attend Country Music's Biggest Night

Buy a ticket to see once-in-a-lifetime performances including epic collaborations, plus winners will be revealed in much-anticipated categories. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10 AM|CT on Ticketmaster is the only official and authorized ticketing partner of the CMA Awards. Any tickets purchased through any other outlet are not guaranteed by the CMA Awards, the Country Music Association or Ticketmaster. The CMA Awards Box Office is only able to assist patrons who purchase from Ticketmaster.

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Attendees | Show Info

Location: Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Entrance: All attendees must enter at the main entrance located on the corner of Broadway & 5th Avenue

Doors open: 5:30PM/CT

Doors close: 6:45PM/CT

Attendees must be seated by: 6:55PM/CT

Show starts: 7:00PM/CT

Attendees | Ticket Holder Information


  • Many streets will be closed around the Bridgestone Arena. Please allow extra time to park and maneuver through traffic. Visit for downtown Nashville parking information.
  • Download the road closures & rideshare map here.
  • All attendees must enter Bridgestone Arena at the main entrance located on the corner of Broadway & 5th Avenue.  Doors will close at 6:45 PM/CT.  Anyone not in their seats by 6:55 PM/CT will miss the show opening and must remain on the concourse until the first commercial break, at approx. 7:15 PM/CT. No exceptions.
  • The safety of attendees is our top priority. The quickest and easiest way to enter Bridgestone Arena for the CMA Awards is to bring no bag at all, however small wristlets no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” or clear bags no larger than 12” x 12” x 6” will be permitted. If you do not have a bag, have a small wristlet (no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”) or have a clear bag (no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”), you will be allowed to enter through the Express Lanes. If you choose to bring a bag made of solid material that is between 4.5” x 6.5” to 12” x 12” x 6”, you must enter through the X-Ray Lanes and place your bag on the X-ray scanner before being admitted. One bag per person. All bags are subject to inspection. Please allow extra time to pass through these security measures.
  • The CMA Awards encourages you to honor the tradition of Country Music’s Biggest Night by dressing in Black Tie or Formal Attire.
  • Children under the age of five years, and children under the age of sixteen years not accompanied by parent, legal guardian or adult will not be admitted.
  For your safety and protection, all attendees are required to carry their Awards ticket and photo identification at all times when in attendance at the CMA Awards. Kindly refrain from posting pictures of tickets. No holder of this ticket may transfer or resell this ticket or assign the rights granted herein, or use the ticket as a prize or gift in any sweepstakes, contest, drawing, auction, giveaway or promotion or make any promotional, charitable, commercial, advertising or trade use of their ticket without the express written consent of CMA. CMA reserves all legal rights and remedies.

Attendees | Prohibited Items

  • Small umbrellas are permitted.
  • The Bridgestone Arena and Plaza are non-smoking. Guests wishing to smoke may do so in the Sapphire smoking lounge located on the 300 level.
  • Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: outside food & beverages, any camera with a detachable lens, Go Pro cameras, hand-held signs of any size, illegal drugs, laser pointers,  noisemakers (boomboxes, horns, megaphones, whistles, or other noisemakers which disrupt event production), selfie sticks, weapons and dangerous devices of any kind. Recording devices, both audio and visual, are not permitted inside Bridgestone Arena or on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza. Non-Professional, non-flash still photography is permitted (including personal handheld devices). FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT PERMITTED DURING THE LIVE SHOW. Cell phones and all communication devices must be silenced and/or turned off while inside the Bridgestone Arena.
  • Click here for a complete list of Bridgestone Arena policies and procedures