Brad Paisley to headline Buckle Up 2016

Posted at 8:11 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 21:35:28-05

CINCINNATI — The Buckle Up Music Festival announced a big return to the Tri-State music scene after a year’s absence with headliners Brad Paisley and Chase Rice.

Columbus-based PromoWest made the announcement Thursday, more than a year after putting the country-infused concert series on hiatus. PromoWest purchased both Buckle Up and the Bunbury Music Festival from local businessman Bill Donabedian in 2014.

Buckle Up's inaugural festival was held a weekend after Bunbury in July of 2014 at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove.

At the time of the purchase, PromoWest said Buckle Up would return to the region in August 2016. 

GALLERY: Photos from Buckle Up's first year

Buckle Up will run Aug. 5-6 this year at Summit Park in Blue Ash. Two-day tickets for this year's festival will cost $99 and go on sale on Buckle Up’s website on Friday. A complete list of acts for the festival will be released on March 1.

Buckle Up, and Bunbury, will also be “cashless” this year and going forward. That means PromoWest will mail festival attendees a radio frequency identification (RFID) wristband that they can put money on like a prepaid credit card to make purchases at the festival.

For more information visit the Buckle Up Festival website here.