CINCINNATI — The Buckle Up Music Festival announced more artists on its lineup of country music stars on Tuesday.
Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Jessie James Decker, Corey Smith, Mo Pitney, McGuffey Lane, Carter Winter, Christian Kaser, Billy Brown Band and Noah Smith will join headliners Brad Paisley and Chase Rice at the festival, which is scheduled Aug. 5-6 at Summit Park in Blue Ash.
In January, festival organizer PromoWest announced Paisley and Rice's appearance at the festival. The Columbus-based company said it will release more acts, including both national headliners and local performers, on June 20.
The country music festival returns after a year’s absence. PromoWest put the concert series on hiatus after purchasing 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 2014 at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove.
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Two-day tickets for this year's festival cost $99 and are on sale on Buckle Up's website. Fans also can purchase a two-day VIP option for $299 that includes a separate festival entrance, stagefront viewing, lockers with charging stations, complimentary food and water, private bars with discount drink prices, private restrooms and an air-conditioned tent. An $850 two-day ticket option gives fans access to side-viewing stage platforms, four drinks per day and parking passes for both days of the festival.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring such a range of talent to Blue Ash for such an affordable price,” said Scott Stienecker, president and CEO of PromoWest Productions.
Buckle Up, along with Bunbury, also will be “cashless” starting this year. 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.