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Buckle Up Music Festival

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Dates  third weekend in July
Years active  2014–present
Genre  Country music
Location(s)  Cincinnati, Ohio, US
Founded by  Bill Donabedian
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Similar  Bunbury Music Festival, MidPoint Music Festival, Winstock Country Music Fe, Jamboree in the Hills, Country Fest

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Cincinnati's rich history of music continues in the 21st century as the host city for six summer music festivals including LumenoCity, Cincy Blues Fest, Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati Jazz Festival, MidPoint Music Festival and the country festival known as Buckle Up. The Buckle UP Music Festival is a 3-day music festival in Cincinnati, OH at Sawyer Point Yeatman's Cove on the banks of the Ohio River. The festival's inaugural event took place July 18–20, 2014. It featured over 80 performances on 6 stages. The festival was founded by MidPoint Music Festival co-founder and former Fountain Square managing director Bill Donabedian.


Headliners for the inaugural year included Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Emmylou Harris and Alabama band.

Buckle Up coordinators also gave local artists an opportunity to showcase their music during the event. Some of the local artists at the 2014 festival included: Kentucky Struts, Straw Boss, Bobby Mackey, The Tillers, Kentucky Timbre, & Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle.

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Festival Dates

Buckle Up Music Festival takes place the third weekend in July each year.

Scheduled Dates:

  • July 18–20, 2014
  • July 17–19, 2015
  • 2014 Line Up

    Dates: July 18, 2014 - July 20, 2014

    (Artists listed from earliest to latest set times.)

    River Stage

    Friday: Amanda Shires, The Railers, Ashley Monroe, Jamey Johnson
    Saturday: Lisa Lynn, Joe Pug, The Lone Bellow, Drive By Truckers, Old Crow Medicine Show
    Sunday: Logan Brill, Blackjack Billy, Dylan Scott, Thompson Square

    Bud Light Stage

    Friday: Joshua Scott Jones, Jamie Lynn Spears, David Fanning, Chris Janson, Marty Stuart
    Saturday: Sundy Best, Natalie Stovall and the Drive, Spirit Family Reunion, A Thousand Horses, Kristain Bush of Sugarland
    Sunday: Abigail Rose, Lyndsey Highlander, Dallas Smith, Corey Smith

    Amphitheater Stage

    Friday: The Dan Varner Band, Tyler Childers and the Foodstamsp, Phillip Fox Band, Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s, Pistol Holler
    Saturday: Coraless and the Townees, Kentucky Timbre, Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle, The 23 String Band, The Tillers
    Sunday: Kentucky Struts, Straw Boss, Bobby Mackey, Noah Smith

    Main Stage

    Friday: Old Dominion, Sturgill Simpson, Eric Paslay, Eli Young Band, Alabama
    Saturday: Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Houndmouth, Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Willie Nelson
    Sunday: Chase Bryant, JT Hodges, Sam Hunt, David Nail, The Band Perry

    Acoustic Stage

    Friday: Andrew Hibbard, Jamison Road, Messerly and Ewing, Sara Haze
    Saturday: Wild Carrot, Dean Fields, The Carolines, Caitlyn Smith
    Sunday: Max Fender, Zach Dubois, Michaelis, Ruth Collins

    Lawn Stage

    Friday: Lonesome Jared and the Heartattacks, Alexis Gomez, Sam Lewis, Ashley Martin
    Saturday: Shiny and the Spoon, Al Scorch, Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound, Tall Heights
    Sunday: Honey and Houston, Jetset Getset, Mark Utley and Bulletville, Ty Bates

    VIP Stage Tent

    Friday: Eric Paslay, Phillip Fox Band, Old Dominion, Jamison Road, Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s
    Saturday: Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound, The Tillers, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle, Tall Heights
    Sunday: Sam Hunt, Noah Smith, Corey Smith, Bobby Mackey


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