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Buckeye Country Superfest Takes a Break in 2018


If you follow Buckeye Country Superfest on Facebook or regularly check their website on information about the event, you already know that there hasn’t been anything posted for 2018. That’s because the country music festival announced that they will skip the multi-day concert this year.

The event has drawn over 200,000 people to Columbus for the event at the iconic Ohio Stadium. But, Gary O’Brien, director of communications and program development at the Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment company, states that they don’t want to put out a line-up that won’t be worthy of The Shoe’s capacity.

“There are only so many headliners that can fill a stadium,” he said. “We’re going to give it a year off so we don’t start repeating so quickly.”

Since they began in 2015, Buckeye Country Superfest has brought acts to the stage like Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan. Only Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban have been repeat performers, having appeared on both the 2015 and 2017 schedules.

“We’ve had the biggest headliners in country music,” said O’Brien. He also added that the time off will be a good thing for the event, as they don’t want people to get tired of it with a less than stellar line-up.

The festival will keep trying to book the biggest acts possible, but the availability will affect when or if the Buckeye Country Superfest returns, but O’Brien said it is likely that they will be back in 2019.

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