Summer music festivals attract big name acts
Two large music festivals are attracting some big name bands to Cincinnati this summer.
The newly created Buckle Up Music Festival released its line-up Tuesday. Headliners include: Alabama, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, and The Band Perry.
Last month, Bunbury Music Festival announced Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and The Flaming Lips will headline the three-day July event. Organizers say another headliner will be announced this week.
According to a release, the Buckle Up festival will "highlight a large array of American music including country, folk, bluegrass, Americana, roots rock and more that will take place at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove." The festival runs July 18-20.
FRIDAY, JULY 18: Alabama, Eli Young Band, Jamey Johnson, Marty Stuart, Ashley Monroe, Eric Pasley, Chris Janson, The Cadillac Three, Sturgill Simpson, Old Dominion, The Railers, Son of Fathers, David Fanning, Jamie Lynn Spears, Joshua Scott Jones, Pistol Holler, Jeremy Pinnell & The 55's, Sara Haze, Phillip Fox Band, Tyler Childers & The FoodStamps, The Dan Varner Band, Ashley Martin, Kaitlyn Baker, Alexis Gomez, Lonesome Jared & The Heartattacks, Messerly and Ewing, and Andrew Hibbard
SATURDAY, JULY 19: Willie Nelson / Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Old Crow Medicine Show, Emmylou Harris, Drive-By Truckers, Kristian Bush, Houndmouth, The Lone Bellow, The Spirit Family Reunion, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Joe Pug, Lera Lynn, Natalie Stovall and the Drive, Caitlyn Smith, The Tillers, Tall Heights, The 23 String Band, Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle, Kentucky Timbre, Coralee and the Townies, Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome, Al Scorch, Shiny and the Spoon, The Carolines, Dean Fields, and Wild Carrot
SUNDAY, JULY 20: The Band Perry, Thompson Square, David Nail, Corey Smith, Dylan Scott, Sam Hunt, Blackjack Billy, Dallas Smith, JT Hodges, Chase Bryant, Logan Brill, Lyndsey Highlander, Abigail Rose, Noah Smith, Ruth Collins, Bobby Mackey, Straw Boss, The Kentucky Struts, Ty Bates, Carly Pearce, Jetset Getset, Honey & Houston, Zack Dubois, and Max Fender
Bunbury runs July 11-13. Performers include:
Fall Out Boy, Paramore, The Flaming Lips, Fitz and the Tantrums, Young The Giant, New Politics, Foxy Shazam, Veruca Salt, Cults, Holy Ghost!, Heartless Bastards, ZZ Ward, Andrew W.K. (SOLO), Robert DeLong, Bad Suns, Kishi Bashi, The Orwells, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Morning Parade, Red Wanting Blue, Wild Cub, Hunter Hunted, Kopecky Family Band, Hundred Waters, Fly Golden Eagle, Bear Hands, Meg Myers, Bronze Radio Return, Brick + Mortar, Mystery Skulls, Crass Mammoth, The Ceremonies, Syd Arthur, Caspian, The Lighthouse and The Whaler, X Ambassadors, Lily and Madeline, Kim Taylor, Royal Teeth, Miner, Saintseneca, Snowmine, The Pass, The Monument, Psychodots, Pluto Revolts, Lamps & Voids, Lydia Loveless, Jesse Thomas, Young Heirlooms, Black Owls, G. Miles and the Hitmen, Motherfolk, Family And Friends, Brent James & The Vintage Youth, The Yugos, Let It Happen, Jane Decker, The Easthills, The Upset Victory, Modoc, Clairaudients, The Fanged Robot, Bonesetters, Dan Tedesco, Night Riots, Big Fresh, Kelly Thomas, Goldwing, Molly Sullivan, James Gilmore, Marc Scibilia, Austin Livingood, Daniel In Stereo, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Eva Ross, Russell Howard (US), Yellow Paper Planes, and Here Among The Mountains.