By: Nathan Vicar and Jon Corrigan
99.5 WYCD’s Rockin’ Country Fest will bring non-stop country music, food and fun to the picturesque outdoor setting of Heritage Park in Taylor, Michigan on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9.
Legendary musician and actor Billy Ray Cyrus will headline the festival on Friday. Cyrus’ album “Some Gave All” skyrocketed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Albums Chart, where it stayed for 17 consecutive weeks – an all-time record for a solo male artist. Also appearing Friday will be up-and-coming trio The Railers, who were recently picked by Rolling Stone magazine for its first “10 Country Artists You Need to Know.”
Leading the talented lineup on Saturday is Old Dominion, who was named 2016 ACM New Group of the Year, ACCA Breakthrough Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter Artist of the Year and Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Their highly-anticipated second album, Happy Endings, is due out later in August.
Saturday’s performers also include a collection of talented, young singer/songwriters. Breakout artist Carly Pearce has been named an “Artist to Watch” by such publications as Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post and Country Living.
See the lineup below:
Friday, September 8
(Doors open at 3:00 p.m.)
9:10 p.m. Billy Ray Cyrus
7:40 p.m. Lauren Duski
6:10 p.m. The Railers
5:00 p.m. James Barker Band
4:00 p.m. Carly Collura
Saturday, September 9 (Doors open at 2:00 p.m.)
9:15 p.m. Old Dominion
7:45 p.m. Michael Ray
6:30 p.m. Carly Pearce
5:15 p.m. Rachel Lipsky
4:15 p.m. Devin Dawson
3:00 p.m. Stephen Clark
The festival begins at 4 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are on sale now through the festival’s official website rockincountrymusicfestival.com. General admission tickets for each day are $25 adults/$12 kids 10-under.
Special standing-room pit passes are $35 each day. Two-day festival passes are $39 adult/$20 kids 10-under for general admission and $59 for special standing-room pit passes.