Downtown Street Closures Announced For ’50th Annual CMA Awards’

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The upcoming CMA Awards will be bringing a lot of great music to downtown Nashville Nov. 2, and a bit of a traffic headache for downtown commuters who have to navigate the streets before and during one of country’s biggest nights.

Production set-up for the show will require special traffic patterns, and the CMA has released a list of closures travelers can expect during the week.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 to Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6:00 AM–6:00 PM: the sidewalks on the Bridgestone Arena side of Sixth Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Demonbreun Street.

From 6:00 AM Sunday, Oct. 30 to 6:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 3, no parking will be allowed on the eastbound lanes of Broadway from Fourth to Eighth Avenues.

From 6:00 AM Sunday, Oct. 30 to 5:00 PM Thursday, Nov. 3, Sixth Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Demonbreun Street.

From 6:00 AM Sunday, Oct. 30 to 6:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 3, Fifth Avenue will be closed from Broadway to Demonbreun Street.

From 4:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 30 to 4:00 PM Friday, Nov. 4, Fifth Avenue (including sidewalks on the Music City Center side) will be closed from Demonbreun Street to the southbound lane of Korean Veterans Boulevard.

From 12:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 30 to 2:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 3, one westbound lane of Demonbreun Street will be closed from Fifth to Sixth Avenues.

From 5:00 AM Monday, Oct. 31 to 3:00 AM Friday, Nov. 4, the parking lane in front of Rippy’s Bar and Grill on Broadway will be closed.

From 6:00 AM Monday, Oct. 31 to 3:00 AM Friday, Nov. 4, parking spots on Korean Veterans Boulevard and sidewalks will be closed between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

From 6:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 2 to 6:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 3, Fifth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun Street and sidewalks will be closed along the Fifth Avenue side of Music City Center.

From 6:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 2 to 2:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 3, the following streets will close:

  • Sixth Avenue between Korean Veterans Boulevard and Demonbreun Street
    (No cut through traffic – Music City Center parking, entrance and exit only).
  • Fifth Avenue between Demonbreun Street and Broadway.
  • Demonbreun Street between Fourth and Eighth Avenues.
  • Sidewalks on Fourth and Seventh Avenues will be closed.
  • Seventh Avenue from Demonbreun Street to Broadway (No cut through traffic – Music City Center parking, entrance and exit only).
  • McGavock Pike between Seventh and Eighth Avenues (No cut through traffic – event parking only).
  • From 6:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 2 to 2:00 AM Friday, Nov. 4, no parking will be allowed on Fourth Avenue from Broadway to Demonbreun Street.

The 50th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 2 on the ABC.

 

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