Tim McGraw, Keith Urban + More to Headline Inaugural Hometown Rising Festival

This festival is a first of its kind!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Tim McGraw, Keith Urban + More to Headline Inaugural Hometown Rising Festival
Tim McGraw, Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Keith Urban, Photo courtesy CMA

Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Little Big Town will head to Louisville, KY to headline the inaugural Hometown Rising Festival in late summer 2019.

Joining the superstar headliners for the two-day festivities will be Dwight Yoakam, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, Frankie Ballard, The Cadillac Three, Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, Clare Dunn, Gabby Barrett, Kassi Ashton, Lauren Alaina, LOCASH, Drake White and the Big Fire, Mason Ramsey, The Wild Feathers, Everette, Lauren Jenkins, Hannah Ellis, The Steel Woods, J.D. Shelburne, Alice Wallace, Imaj, Noah Guthrie, Jeffery East, Kendall Shaffer and more.

The festival will be the first-ever country music and bourbon festival, combining two things Kentucky is best known for – good music and even better bourbon.

“Hometown Rising is a blend of the music and culture I grew up around, in a place I now consider a second home,” said festival producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “While DWP is best known for our rock festivals, I was surrounded by country music growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, and I’m excited to be expanding our portfolio with a genre and a place that are both close to my heart. I can’t think of a better location to launch a country music festival than right here in bourbon country. Mayor Fischer and the Louisville community continue to be great partners as we take this next step in the marriage of great music, food and bourbon.”

In addition to the fantastic lineup of artists, the festival will feature Bourbon, Food & Beverage Experiences. Among those included is the Jack Daniel’s No.7 Sports Bar, the Tiki Barrel Bar presented by Jim Beam, The Speakeasy, Jailhouse BBQ Presented by Larceny Bourbon and much more. Food will be provided by Boss Hog BBQ, Couvillion, Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Eli’s BBQ, Heine Brothers Coffee, Hull And Highwater, Joella’s Hot Chicken, Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, Seviche, and more.

The two-day, three-stage festival will take place September 14 & 15 at the Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center. Festival doors open at 11 a.m. daily.

For tickets, VIP packages, camping and hotel information, visit hometownrising.com.