Where to Eat During CMA Fest

Find the best spots to enjoy a meal during CMA Fest in Nashville.

Downtown Pucketts

Take advantage of Nashville's food scene during CMA Fest. From award-winning chefs to tastes you can't find anywhere else, Nashville has something for every foodie.

Hot Chicken

Nashville hot chicken is a dish that has gained worldwide fame due to its unique combination of flavors and intense spiciness. Legend has it that the dish was invented by a scorned lover seeking revenge on her unfaithful partner. Whether or not this story is true, there's no denying that Nashville Hot Chicken has become a cultural icon in Music City. So, if you're visiting Nashville during CMA Fest, trying this dish is an absolute must-do. 

Al Fresco
Dine Outside

With the city buzzing with energy and excitement, it can be a great idea to take a break from the crowds and enjoy a relaxing meal at one of the many restaurants with outside seating. Whether you're looking for a casual spot to grab a drink and people-watch or a more upscale dining experience with a view, Music City has options for everyone. So why not take advantage of the lovely weather and enjoy some delicious food and drinks while taking in the sights and sounds of CMA Fest?

Rack 'em up
Barbecue Restaurants
Martins barbecue ribs plate

Tennessee is famous for its barbecue, and Nashville is no exception. From pulled pork to brisket, Tennessee barbecue is slow-cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. Don't miss the opportunity to try a Nashville barbecue rack during CMA Fest. Trust us - it's messy but oh-so-delicious!