The CMA Music Festival will use Facebook to announce the first performer’s for this year’s festival.  Preparations are underway for the event and the CMA’s official Facebook page will have the announcement of acts on Tuesday, February 8th at 10am (CST).  The CMA Music Fest is June 9-12 and it marks the 40th anniversary of the event that started as Fan Fair®. Half the net proceeds from CMA Music Festival are donated to CMA’s keep the Music Playing campaign to support music education in Metro Nashville public schools. To date, more than $4.7 million has been contributed on behalf of the artists who perform at the Festival for free.  I went when it was held at the fairgrounds and boy it was an experience to say the least.  The event is now held in downtown Nashville where thousands of fans gather for the festivities.  The festival has created different poster prints to commemorate the anniversary.   See classic prints here.