Keith Urban, Lauren Alaina + More Set for Inaugural Hometown Rising Festival
A new country music festival will make its debut in Louisville, Ky., this fall, with Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina and more in the lineup -- oh, and did we mention some tasty bourbon, too? The inaugural Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival is scheduled for Feb. 14-15.
In addition to Urban, LBT and Alaina, the Hometown Rising festival will feature Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam, Jake Owen, the Steel Woods, Kassi Ashton and many more. More than 30 acts will perform across three stages over the two days; full daily lineups are below.
Okay, but about that bourbon: Fred Minnick, a best-selling author and authority on all things bourbon, is curating Hometown Rising's lineup of bourbon tastings and workshops, which will include spirits from Angel's Envy, Evan Williams, Woodford Reserve, Kentucky Peerless and more. The Big Bourbon Bar will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons, as well as specialty cocktails, while Fred Minnick's Mini Bar will highlight craft spirits; over at the Hunter's Club, which will be operated by Louisville's lauded Silver Dollar whiskey bar, festivalgoers will be able to find vintage bourbons.
In addition to those three experiences, festivalgoers will find a craft beer bar, a sports bar sponsored by Jack Daniel's No. 7, a Jim Beam tiki bar, and a stage for bourbon and food demonstrations. Numerous local restaurants will be selling food as well: Eli's BBQ, Heine Brothers Coffee, Joella's Hot Chicken, Seviche and more.
The 2019 Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Tickets, both general admission and VIP, as well as camping and hotel packages, will go on sale on Friday (Feb. 15) at noon ET.
GA tickets start at $99.50 plus fees for two days or $69.50 plus fees for a single day; VIP packages begin at $399.50 plus fees for two days or $229.50 plus fees for a single day. Fans can visit HometownRising.com for further details.
Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival 2019 Day-By-Day Lineups
Saturday, Sept. 14
Little Big Town
The Cadillac Three
The Steel Woods
Raelyn Nelson Band
Sunday, Sept. 15
Drake White and the Big Fire
The Wild Feathers
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