IT’S COUNTRY CONCERT WEEK: Everything you need to know about 3-day mega music fest

Thomas Rhett, Kid Rock and Chris Stapleton to headline 2019 show.

It's time for Country Concert '19.

If you’ve never experienced this music festival, here are a few things to know:

Some of the top acts in country music will share the stage for three days July 11-13, 2019 at Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Loramie. Those names include Kid Rock, Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett.

For many concert-goers, it’s a three-day camping (and drinking) extravaganza. Others dip in and out based on who’s on stage. You can have a little fun or a lot of fun depending on what works for you and your wallet.

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The concert is presented by K99.1FM. K99.1 FM. is a Cox Media Group Ohio company.


Country Concert started out as a 500-acre campground built on a farm in 1971. The concert was founded by the late Mike Barhorst, who died in 2017, and his wife, Mary Jo.

The festival is currently run by their sons Paul, Tony, Brian, Mark and Scott.  The family began hosting local musicians for the annual showcase years later.

By 1981, with crowds growing, the Barhorsts asked Louise Mandrell to perform the show.

Credit: David Moodie

Credit: David Moodie

Based on the success of that concert, the family expanded the event to three days, while constantly making improvements to the facilities. The campground now boasts a 108-foot wide permanent main stage with two additional, smaller, permanent stages, as well as six giant video screens.

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The Country Concert is seen as a stop on the road to stardom or a fun, welcoming place to return frequently for many of today’s top country acts. Some of the biggest names in country have performed there: Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers and Garth Brooks — and current stars including Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Toby Keith and more.

It’s believed to be the largest family owned and operated country music festival in the United States. It has been a past nominee for an Academy of Country Music Industry Award for “Festival of the Year.”

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Kid Rock 

Kid Rock may have started as a rap/rock hybrid, but he has been pure country for at least the last decade.

Performing Thursday at 10 p.m.

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton is responsible for the best-selling country albums of 2016 and 2017. His multi-platinum single, “Tennessee Whiskey,” is a favorite of TouchTunes and smartphone ringtones everywhere.

Performing Friday at 10 p.m.

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett, son of Rhett Akins, has had 12 songs reach No. 1 on the country charts, in addition to writing for Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and others.

Performing Saturday at 10 p.m.



Camper Party

Saloon stage:

Jimmie Allen: 10 p.m.

The Sisterhood Band: 8 p.m.

Davisson Brothers Band: 6 p.m.

Credit: Jason Kempin

Credit: Jason Kempin


Main stage:

Kid Rock: 10 p.m.

Kip Moore: 8 p.m.

Aaron Lewis: 6 p.m.

Carly Pearce: 4 p.m.

Saloon Stage: 

Kassi Ashton: 9:15 p.m.

Whiskey Myers: 7 p.m.

Sweet Tea Trio: 5 p.m.

Jameson Rodgers: 3 p.m.

Coors Light Homegrown Honky Tonk Stage: 

Paul Rosewood: 9:15 p.m.

Lee Gantt: 7 p.m.

Mack McKenzie: 5 p.m.


Main stage: 

Chris Stapleton: 10 p.m.

Gary Allan: 8 p.m.

Granger Smith: 6 p.m.

Chris Lane: 4 p.m.

Saloon Stage: 

Drew Parker: 9:15 p.m.

Walker Hayes: 7 p.m.

Tyler Rich: 5 p.m.

USA Karaoke Finals: 10 a.m.

Coors Light Homegrown Honky Tonk Stage: 

Kaitlyn Schmit: 9:15 p.m.

Hasting & Co: 7 p.m.

Mark Cantwil: 5 p.m.

Credit: Mike Coppola

Credit: Mike Coppola


Main stage: 

Thomas Rhett: 10 p.m.

Dustin Lynch: 8 p.m.

Roots & Boots with Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye: 5:30 p.m.

Dylan Scott: 3:30 p.m.

Ashley McBryde: 1:30 p.m.

Saloon Stage: 

Walker County: 9:15 p.m.

Confederate Railroad: 7 p.m.

Jillian Jacqueline: 4:30 p.m.

Cash Campbell: 2:30 p.m.

Ross Ellis: 12:30 p.m.

Coors Light Homegrown Honky Tonk Stage: 

Noah Smith: 9:15 p.m.

Thomas Mac: 7 p.m.

Ryan Mundy: 4:30 p.m.


General admission:

3 DAY (THU, FRI, SAT) — $279 ($93 per day)

2 DAY (FRI, SAT) — $269


FRIDAY — $132


General admission with Gold Circle Access: 

3 DAY (THU, FRI, SAT) — $299

2 DAY (FRI, SAT) — $289


FRIDAY — $144


General admission reserved seats: 

3 DAY (THU, FRI, SAT) — $299


FRIDAY — $146


General admission club reserved seats:

3 DAY (THU, FRI, SAT) — $449

General admission platinum seats: 

3 DAY (THU, FRI, SAT) — $329


FRIDAY — $167


General admission platinum plus seats: 

3 DAY (THU, FRI, SAT) — $449

VIP Plus seats

3 DAY (THU, FRI, SAT) — $459


FRIDAY — $229


Stage Front Seats 

3 DAY (THU, FRI, SAT) — $647

3 DAY with MEALS — $734


FRIDAY — $284


Purchase tickets in advance here.

Camping packages also available. Click here for more info.

Coolers are welcome. Free re-entry.

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