Riverside Retreat

UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE! Riverside Retreat is back for its third year! Located just north of the Riverfront Stage at Fort Nashboro, Riverside Retreat is an exclusive mini oasis for a limited number of CMA Fest fans.


Located on the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville, you will enjoy early admission with private entrances to the Riverfront Stage and a variety of exclusive amenities to enjoy while kicking back and listening to some of the hottest acts in Country Music. Make your CMA Fest an elevated experience!


Early Admission with Private Entrance to the Riverfront Stage
Outdoor and Shaded Seating
Air-Conditioned Restrooms
Exclusive Discounted Bars with Specialty Drinks
A Daily Morning Happy Hour Until 11:00am Featuring $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys
Free Shipping on $50+ Online from the CMA Fest Merch Store
Cell Phone Charging Stations
Riverfront Stage Streamed To Riverside Retreat For A Close-Up View
Exclusive Food Options
CMA Partner Activations
Yard Games


Location: 1st Avenue at Fort Nashborough (170 1st Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37201)
Operating Hours: Thursday, June 6th – Sunday, June 9th from 8:30am – 5:00pm CT each day.
Guests of all ages are welcome!
Four-Day Tickets cannot be split into Single Day Tickets and cannot be transferred between guests from day to day. Wristbands are non-transferable.
Broken or tampered with wristbands will not be allowed into the Riverside Retreat and are subject to a $20 replacement fee.
All sales are final, refunds are not available.
There is a limited amount of seating in the Riverside Retreat and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. You will have shaded seating options and access directly into the Chevy Riverfront Stage audience area for additional viewing options.
To read more CMA Fest policies, please click HERE.


Our Riverside Retreat Team will walk you through every step of the way by providing detailed information before you arrive to CMA Fest. You will receive information on where to pick up your wristbands, how to access the Riverside Retreat, and additional activations that will be offered. After purchasing your tickets, all important updates and correspondences will be coming from [email protected].

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Riverside Retreat Team at any time. You can expect a response within 24 – 48 business hours. Our job is to ensure your experience is seamless, fun, and memorable!