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Country Music Association announces road closures for 2013 festival

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Downtown Nashville will experience changes in trafficflow to accommodate the events that are part of the 2013 CMA Music Festival.

Theannual four-day festival will take place Thursday through Sunday, June6-9, but some road closures will take effect the week before the eventofficially begins.

Closures beginning Thursday, May 30:

  • 6:00 a.m. – First Avenue South, east lane closest to Riverfront Park, from Demonbreun to Broadway (re-opens Monday, June 10 by 6:00 a.m.)

Closures beginning Saturday, June 1:

  • 8:00 a.m.– Demonbreun, north lane closest to Walk of Fame Park, from Fourth to Fifth Avenues (re-opens Tuesday, June 11 by 6:00 p.m.)

Closures beginning Monday, June 3:

  • 8:00 a.m.– Acme Alley between First and Second Avenues (re-opens Monday, June 10 by 6:00 a.m.)
  • 8:00 a.m.– First Avenue from Demonbreun to Church Street (re-opens Monday, June 10 by 6:00 a.m.)
  • 8:00 a.m. – Fifth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway (re-opens Monday, June 10 by Noon)
  • 8:00 a.m.– Broadway from First to Second Avenues (re-opens Monday, June 10 by 6:00 a.m.)

Closures beginning Wednesday, June 5:

  • 10:20 a.m. – Broadway from First to Fourth Avenues (re-opens Monday, June 10 by 5:00 a.m.)

Additional temporary closures will occur Wednesday, June 5 to accommodate "The Ninth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade" and "The Eighth Annual CMA Music Festival Block Party."

The following roads will be closed for parade traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:

  • Tenth Avenue North from Broadway to Church Street
  • Commerce Street from Ninth to Tenth Avenues
  • Ninth Avenue from Broadway to McGavock Street
  • Broadway from Fifth to Twelfth Avenues (10:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. only)
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