Music Matters Magazine’s Ohio Music Festival Guide

Ohio will play host to many of the country’s best music festivals featuring all genres of music. We have compiled a quick reference point for Music Festivals in Ohio based upon research and word of mouth. This posting will be consistently updated as more Music Festivals will be announced for this festival season. If you would like for us to include a music festival that we have missed Feel free to email us at MusicMattersMagazine@hotmail.com. This is just a starter list and we be updating this post as we have more information so please be sure to check back often! Festivals are listed in upcoming order by date.

March 18th-19th / Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival

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Featuring:

FRIDAY
12 P.M. – The Wayfarers
1 P.M. – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
2 P.M.  – Nothin’ Fancy 
3 P.M.  – Balsam Range 
4 P.M. – Primitive Quartet
5 P.M. to 6 P.M. – Dinner Break
6 P.M. – Art Stevenson & Highwater 
7 P.M. – Primitive Quartet
7:45 P.M. – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
8:30 P.M. – Nothin’ Fancy 
9:30 P.M. – Balsam Range 

SATURDAY
 12 P.M. – Mountain Faith 
1 P.M. –  Art Stevenson & Highwater 
2 P.M. – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
3 P.M. – Dry Branch Fire Squad
4 P.M. – Paul Williams
5 P.M. to 6 P.M. – Dinner Break
6 P.M. – Mountain Faith 
6:45 P.M. – Dry Branch Fire Squad
7:30 P.M. – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
9 P.M. – Raffle Drawings
9:15 P.M. – HALL OF FAME Night – Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams & Joe Mullins

Ticket Information:

Advance Ticket Prices
2-Day Reserved Seating – $75
2-Day Child Reserved Seating – $10

2-Day General Admission – $65
Friday General Admission – $35
Saturday General Admission – $35

At the Door Ticket Prices
2-Day Reserved Seating – $75
2-Day Child Reserved Seating – $10

2-Day General Admission – $70
Friday General Admission – $40
Saturday General Admission – $40

General Admission seating for children 16 and under FREE with adult purchase.
No Refunds. $3 processing fee per ticket will be added to phone and online orders

**Advance ticket sales end Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 3 P.M.**

Location: Roberts Centre – Wilmington, OH

May 20th-22nd / Rock On The Range

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 Featuring:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, Pennywise, Bullet For My Valentine, Steel Panther, Ghost, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Machine Gun Kelly, Clutch, The Struts, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Trivium, Between The Buried & Me, P.O.D., Saint Asonia, Issues, Highly Suspect, The Sword, Tiger Army, Sick Puppies, New Years Day, Aranda, Wilson, Enter Shikari, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, Red Sun Rising, Memphis May Fire, Lacey Sturm, Turbowolf, We Came As Romans, Miss May I, Crown The Empire, Jelly Roll, Avatar, Code Orange, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Monster Truck, Glorious Sons, Wild Throne, Cane Hill, and Citizen Zero

Ticket Info:

Tickets available at the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, and www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets will be priced as follows:

Weekend Field General Admission: $219.50 + fees

Weekend Stadium General Admission: $139.50 + fees

A limited number of discounted tickets are also available for active military through Rock On The Range partner GovX.

Location:  Mapfre Stadium / Columbus, OH / One Black & Gold Blvd, Columbus, OH 43211

May 27th-29th / Dark Star Jubilee

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Featuring:

  • Dark Star Orchestra
    3 Full 2-Set Shows
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Hot Tuna Electric
  • Leftover Salmon
  • Steve Kimock & Friends
    feat. Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Leslie Mendelson & more
  • The Wailers
  • Melvin Seals and DSO performing a Jerry Garcia Band Set
  • Hot Tuna Acoustic
  • Rumpke Mountain Boys
  • Like Father, Like Son
    feat. Rob Eaton, Rob Barraco, Rob Eaton Jr., Tom Barraco plus Robin Sylvester of RatDog
  • Jeff Mattson
  • Owsley County
  • Matt Reynolds
  • Plus a variety of workshops, collaborations, crowd performers, hippie team and group activities, fire spinners and more

Ticket Information:

Tickets range from $119-$245 with RV packages available / Children 4-12 $25 with accompanying adult / Click Here For More Info!

Location: Legend Valley in Thornville, OH

June 2nd-5th / Nelsonville Music Festival

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Featuring:

Gary Clark Jr., Randy Newman, Courtney Barrett, The Tallest Man On Earth, Mac Demarco, Nathaniel Raiteliff + The Night Sweats, Bad Bad Not Good, Angel Olsen, Fruit Bats, Twin Peaks, Marco Benevento, Steve Poltz, John Moreland, Michael Hurley, Son Little, All Them Witches, The Wild Reeds, Daniel Bachman, HANBA, Joan Shelley, MojoFlo, and  Jack Wright.

Ticket Information:

Tickets range from $65-$335 with Motorhome and camping packages available. For More Information Click Here!

Location: Robbins Crossing historic village on the campus of Hocking College located at: 3301 Hocking Parkway Nelsonville, OH 45764

June 3rd-5th / Bunbury Music Festival

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Featuring:

TBA

Ticket Information:

Early Bee Three Day GA Tickets – $135.00

Three Day VIP Tickets – $389.00

Three Day ULTIMATE VIP Tickets – $1,199.00

Get Tickets Here!

Payment Plans are available for all ticket tiers!

VIP Tickets Include:

  • Separate VIP entrance into the festival
  • Stage front viewing area at both main stages
  • Swag bag with commemorative poster and festival essentials
  • Lockers with charging stations (first come, first serve)
  • Complimentary food
  • Complimentary water
  • Private bars featuring discounted drink prices
  • Private restrooms
  • Exclusive live band/artist performances
  • DJ
  • Air-conditioned tent

New to the festival this year is a limited number of three-day Ultimate VIP ticket packages, which are on sale now for $1,199.00 and include all above VIP amenities plus:

  • Access to side stage viewing platform on both main stages
  • 4 drink tickets per day
  • Parking pass for all three days of the festival

Location: Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove / Cincinnati, OH

June 9th-11th / The Country Fest

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Featuring:

Justin Moore, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Granger Smith, Eric Paslay, Canaan Smith, Chase Rice, Jon Pardi and Gary Allan

Ticket Information:

Commuter : $125.00 – Three Day Concert Pass -Non transferable Per Person
Festival Camping: $210.00 – Three Day Concert and Festival Camping- Non-Transferable Per Person
Thursday Only- $60.00
Friday Only- $65.00
Saturday Only- $70.00

Pit Passes:
What is the Pit Passes? The Pit Passes is easy access to front few rows of the stage on the left hand side of the Pit, It is not for the faint of heart and is standing room only. This is not a VIP ticket, this just reserve you a standing room only spot in a the front few rows. Yes, it will be crowded and it will sell out. We only sell a very small number.

New in 2016
We will be adding portable restroom in close proximity to the pit for pit pass holders only, and a special beer line at the closest beer stand.

Thursday Pit Pass- 60.00
Friday Pit Pass- 65.00
Saturday Pit Pass- SOLD OUT
3 Day Pit Pass- 190.00

Location: Clays Park and Resort / Canal Fulton, OH

 

June 18th-19th / Buckeye Country Superfest

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Featuring:

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Aaron Lewis, A Thousand Horses, Jerrod Niemann, The Swon Brothers

Ticket Information:

Two-day festival ticket packages and Single day reserved seat tickets for Buckeye Country Superfest are ON SALE NOW at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000 or by visiting the Schottenstein Center box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.  RV and parking permits are on sale now ONLY through Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Buckeye Country Superfest is a reserved-seating event, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early in order to get the best seats available. Club seats featuring arm rails and seatbacks are available with quick access to air conditioning and club concessions. Special stage-front pit tickets in an area called the Golden Horseshoe will be available in very limited supply.

Stadium Seats

2-Day Festival
Ticket Packages

Single Day
Festival Tickets

C Deck (Ends) $40 per day $45 per day
C and D Deck (Sides) $55 per day $60 per day
AA and A Deck (Ends) $75 per day $80 per day
B Deck $75 per day $80 per day
AA and A Deck (Sides) $110 per day $110 per day
Club Seating $150 per day $150 per day
Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Field Level Seats

2-Day Festival
Ticket Packages

Single Day
Festival Tickets

Rear Floor $95 per day $100 per day
Front Sides Floor (A/D) $150 per day $150 per day
Front Center Floor (B/C) $200 / $250 per day $200 / $250 per day
Golden Horseshoe – Upfront, Stage-Side (Standing) $250 per day $250 per day

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Location: Ohio Stadium / Columbus, OH

July 7th-9th / Country Concert ’16

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Featuring:

Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Big and Rich, Chris Janson, Kacey Musgraves, Cassadee Pope, Brothers Osborne, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Old Dominion, Clark Manson, Cam, Haley Georgia, The Steeldrivers, Carter Winter and 6 more TBA!

Ticket Information:

Ticket Prices range from $79-$617 with multiple packages or single day tickets that can be purchased to fit your financial needs. Click below for further ticket Information:

More Info!

Location: 7103 OH-66, Fort Loramie, OH 45845

July 14th-17th / Jamboree In The Hills

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Featuring:

Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert, Alan Jackson, Neal McCoy, Jake Owen, Billy Currington and Easton Corbin

Ticket Information:

You may view and purchase the available ticket options by Clicking Here!

Location: 43510 National Rd, Belmont, OH 43718

July 20th-21st / Vans Warped Tour

Cleveland, OH on 7/20 and Cincinnati, OH on 7/21

Featuring:

TBA This March

Ticket Information:

On Sale This March

July 21st-30 / Lancaster Music Festival

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Featuring:

TBA

Ticket Information:

TBD

Location: 117 West Wheeling Street • Lancaster, OH 43130

August 5th-6th / Buckle Up Music Festival

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Featuring:

Brad Paisley and Chase Rice! Full Lineup TBA March 1st!

Ticket Information:

Early Bird Two Day GA Tickets – $99.00

Two Day VIP Tickets – $299.00

Two Day ULTIMATE VIP Tickets – $850.00

Get Tickets Here!

Payment Plans are available for all VIP Packages!

VIP Tickets Include:

  • Separate VIP entrance into the festival
  • Stage front viewing area at both main stages
  • Swag bag with commemorative poster and festival essentials
  • Lockers with charging stations (first come, first serve)
  • Complimentary food
  • Complimentary water
  • Private bars featuring discounted drink prices
  • Private restrooms
  • DJ
  • Air-conditioned tent

New to the festival this year is a limited number of three-day Ultimate VIP ticket packages, which are on sale now for $850.00 and include all above VIP amenities plus:

  • Access to side stage viewing platform on both main stages
  • 4 drink tickets per day
  • Parking pass for all three days of the festival

Location: Summit Park / Blue Ash, Ohio

August 6th / WGAR Country Jam

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Featuring:

The Band Perry plus more TBA

Tickets:

Regular Price Retail: $70

Online Promotion sale: $35 through iHeartDEALS of Cleveland

Location: Black River Landing in Lorain, OH

August 7th / The Fest

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Featuring:

Newsboys, Michael W. Smith, Matthew West and Lauren Daigle

Ticket Information:

FREE!!! Onsite Parking with a $10 donation as well as Free parking locations offsite with complimentary shuttle transportation.

Location: Center for Pastoral Leadership / 28700 Euclid Ave / Wickliffe, OH 44092

Check out Our Review and Photo Gallery of Last years The Fest

September 23rd-24th / Country Night Lights

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Featuring:

Jake Owen and Brett Eldredge

Ticket Information:

Tickets Starting at $75 and up with tickets increasing in price at festival date approaches. So get your tickets early!!  Camping passes and cabana rentals are available! Parking is $20 for general and $30 VIP. BYOB for parking lot tailgate party!

Location: The Venue of Athens, OH / 8003 ST RT 56. Athens, OH, 45701

Check out Our Review and Photo Gallery of Last years COUNTRY NIGHT LIGHTS

Other Festivals To Be Determined

Eatonic Music Festival-Eaton, OH

Miyelo Music Festival – Tipp City , OH

Fashion Meets Music Festival – Columbus, OH

Festival Of The Bells – Hillsboro, OH

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