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.
Buckle Up Music Festival takes place the third weekend in July each year.
Scheduled Dates:July 18–20, 2014
July 17–19, 2015
Dates: July 18, 2014 - July 20, 2014
(Artists listed from earliest to latest set times.)
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
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
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
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
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