Concert News

Country Concert News – 1.31.16


Country Megaticket

I remember when I was a kid, we would either wait in line or sit on the phone, which was connected by a cord, in order to get tickets to a concert.  Now, with the internet and cell phones, you can be sitting on a park bench and score great seats to a show. With the Country Megaticket, the concert tickets have become even easier to get, to all of the shows.  That’s because one Megaticket is good for all 13 shows.  And, it’s the same seat for every show.  You can only buy them online, so no standing in line, no waiting on hold on the phone.  Where was the Megaticket when I was a kid? Megatickets are on sale now and range in price from $375 a ticket for Lawn Seats all the way up to $1,175 for Reserved Seating in the front of the Pavilion.

You can even purchase a parking pass for all the shows for $260. There will be a delivery delay with Megatickets being mailed out on or around April 18th. Megaticket Schedule All events are subject to change.

Friday, May 20th: Dierks Bentley, with Randy Houser and Cam

Thursday, May 26th: Kenny Chesney, with Old Dominion

Saturday, June 25th: Rascal Flatts, with Kelsea Ballerini

Friday, July 15th: Keith Urban, with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris

Thursday, July 28th: Miranda Lambert, with Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne

Friday, August 5th: Toby Keith w/ TBA

Thursday, August 11th: Luke Bryan, with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch

Friday, August 12th: Luke Bryan, with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch

Friday, August 19th: Hank Williams Jr. and Chris Stapleton (co-headlining)

Friday, August 26th: Darius Rucker, with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray

Friday, September 9th: Florida Georgia Line, with Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three and Kane Brown

Friday, September 16th: Brad Paisley, with Tyler Farr and Maddie and Tae

Friday, September 23rd: Jason Aldean with Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses    


Dixie Chicks

Blossom Music Center will also host the long awaited return of the Dixie Chicks.  The Grammy award-winning group, will perform on Friday, June 3rd. The Grammy-winning group will kick off its “DCX MMXVI World Tour” on June 1st in Cincinnati.The Dixie Chicks are Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire. Their last album, “Taking the Long Way,” was in released ten years ago in 2006. It won the Grammy for album of the year. And its hit single, “Not Ready to Make Nice,” won song and record of the year Grammys. Robison and Maguire, who are sisters and original members of the group, teamed up to form the duo Court Yard Hounds and released albums in 2010 and 2013. Maines released her first solo album in 2013. The Dixie Chicks’ North American tour will follow the group’s European tour that begins in April.


Jamboree in the Hills

Jamboree in the Hills will present it’s 40th Anniversary festival July 14th-17th. The 4-day festival takes places in Belmont County, Ohio, just a little west of Wheeling, West Virginia. Every year thousands of people make the trip to southern Ohio and turn the peaceful area of Morristown, Ohio, into the “Country Music Capital”.

This year’s artists lineup includes Alan Jackson, Brantley Gilbert, Neal McCoy, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Tyler Farr, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Kid Rock.

The schedule and more artists are still to be announced.  Keep checking back to Cleveland Country Magazine for all the updates and the schedule, when announced.


Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes

The Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes in Ft. Loramie, Ohio, will be celebrating their 36th anniversary with their 3-day festival  July 7th-9th in Shelby County.  The Country Concert started as a thank you to seasonal campers at Hickory Hill Lakes, and to celebrate the wedding anniversary of the owners, Mike and Mary Jo Barhorst. In 1981, Mike and Mary Jo asked Louise Mandrell to perform,  and they invited the general public, too. The success of that first festival inspired them to make a weekend of it, and the rest is history, with almost 350 artists that have played the event.

This years lineup includes Saloon Stage (2nd stage) performance by Old Dominion and Clark Manson on Wednesday, July 6th.

The rest of the weekends schedule is:

Thursday, July 7th; Dustin Lynch, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Saloon Stage – William Michael Morgan, Carter Winter

Friday, July 8th; Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Big & Rich, Chris Janson

Saloon Stage – The Wolfe Brothers, Cam

Saturday, July 9th; Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, A Thousand Horses, Cassadee Pope, Brothers Osborne Saloon Stage – The Steel Drivers, Brothers Osborne, Haley Georgia, Pilgrim

There are still acts to be announced on February 20th, so be sure to check back with Cleveland Country Magazine for all the updates on the Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes.