PromoWest Productions announced today the return of Buckle Up Country Music Festival set to take place August 5-6, 2016, at Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio. Country music stars Brad Paisley and Chase Rice will perform with many more artists to be announced March 1, 2016.
A limited number of two-day early bird tickets priced at just $99.00 plus fees, as well as VIP and Ultimate VIP ticket packages, are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets. Two-day VIP tickets are $299.00 plus fees and include:
- Separate VIP entrance into the festival
- Stage front viewing area at both main stages
- Swag bag with commemorative poster and festival essentials
- Lockers with charging stations (first come, first serve)
- Complimentary food
- Complimentary water
- Private bars featuring discounted drink prices
- Private restrooms
- Air-conditioned tent
A limited number of two-day Ultimate VIP ticket packages, which are on sale now for $850.00 and include all above VIP amenities plus:
- Access to side stage viewing platform on both main stages
- 4 drink tickets per day
- Parking pass for both days of the festival
Buckle Up will be using RFID-enabled wristbands and cashless payment technology for the 2016 festival. A few weeks before the festival dates, ticket purchasers will be mailed their personalized festival wristband and can register their wristband online beginning two weeks prior to the festival. The wristband, sponsored by McDonald’s, grants festival entry and acts as a digital wallet at all festival points of sale. This provides festival-goers with fast, convenient and secure entry as well as shorter beer, food and vendor lines. More information and instructions regarding the RFID wristbands is available atwww.buckleupfestival.com.
This will be the second year for Buckle Up having previously taken place in 2014 featuring notable acts Alabama, Willie Nelson, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Old Crow Medicine Show and many more. 2016 will be the first year for the fest’s Summit Park location and under the new ownership of PromoWest Productions.
“2015 was an amazing year for us entering into the Cincinnati market,” said Scott Stienecker, president and CEO of PromoWest Productions. “Bunbury was a huge success and we are looking forward to taking Buckle Up to the next level as well. With the help of our partners and local media who really embraced us in 2015, it will be an even bigger and better 2016.”
Summit Park, located in the center of Blue Ash, is a 130-acre world-class park project where visitors can enjoy interactive programming, unique learning opportunities and year-round experiences in one of the region’s most beautiful settings and is proud to be the new home of Buckle Up Music Festival.
“Buckle Up is a premier event that will enhance Summit Park’s signature characteristics. The space was designed for these types of opportunities and we’re proud to partner with PromoWest in 2016 and beyond for Buckle Up. With us linking up in just the second year of the parks development, we will grow together as the parks full potential unfolds with future phases. Being able to mix a dynamic public space with a significant music event is something we have envisioned for some time and being able to partner with a proven group like PromoWest makes the effort that much more promising,” says Parks Superintendent Brian Kruse of the event.
Be a Sponsor:
Activation space and sponsorship packages are available for 2016. Contact Becky Long at[email protected].
PromoWest Productions currently offers Columbus, Ohio, over 450 events a year at its venues EXPRESS LIVE!, Newport Music Hall, The Basement, A&R Music Bar and the newly announced PromoWest Fest. PromoWest opened the country’s second indoor/outdoor concert venue, Stage AE, in downtown Pittsburgh in 2010 and purchased Bunbury and Buckle Up music festivals in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2014. For more information on PromoWest, visit promowestlive.com.