Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen 1st Headliners Announced

Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen

1st Headliners Announced

For 2016 Runaway Country Music Festival

Old Dominion Also Confirmed

6th annual Runaway Country, March 18-20, 2016.

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Runaway Country Executive Producer, Gary McCann said today, “We are thrilled to announce the first of many artists to Florida’s county music festival. Jake Owen will headline opening night, Friday, March 18. Kenny Chesney will close out the 2nd day of the 3-day weekend taking the stage at 9:00 o’clock Saturday evening.”

Preparations are under way to welcome music fans to Kissimmee’s Osceola Heritage Park.

Robb Larson, OHP General Manager said, “The park is being transformed into a festival paradise with several stages, thousands of campsites, and a spacious concert bowl. The festival site looks great. You can worship the music under the Florida sun or enjoy today’s hottest country stars while relaxing in the shade of one hundred-year-old oak trees. We are in for a real treat.”JAKE_announce post

McCann continued, “Runaway Country will again bring in the nation’s largest mobile stage, sitting 4 stories high, combined with Nashville’s best audio and light show. The 6th annual promises to be one heck of a weekend. Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen and Old Dominion certainly have us off to an amazing start.”

Back again for 2016, the popular Outer Limits Party Zone and My Apartment.

“These are dance clubs, taverns and side-stages with performances by many artists who should be on the Main Stage, if we only had more time,” explained Doug Baker, VP Marketing and Sponsorships. “Maybe some day we will go around the clock!”

Baker continued, “Music, dining, shopping all day, then when the Main Stage goes dark, the festival transforms into an after-hours nightclub with more live entertainment for those with big stamina.”OLD DOMINION_announce post

The weekend begins Friday at 11am running through to Sunday evening. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Runaway Country takes place the 3rd weekend of March at Osceola Heritage Park. Located on US Hwy. 192 approx. 30 minutes east of Disney World and 12 miles south of Orlando International Airport.

McCann concluded, “Last year we hosted visitors from 39 states, 10 countries and just about every county in Florida leaving an estimated local economic impact of almost $7 million. Great music, a fun weekend and good for the economy, too.”

Music fans can choose from thousands of campsites and more than 30,000 hotel rooms for every budget and taste within 10-20 minutes of the festival site.

Single-day and weekend ticket packages are on sale now.

For tickets, hotel, camping or festival information go to the www.RunawayCountry.com

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JAKE OWEN’S “REAL LIFE” GOES FROM WAFFLE HOUSE TO WHITE HOUSE

New Summer Anthem “Real Life” Available Now

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Jake Owen treats fans to lunch at Waffle House to celebrate new single “Real Life”

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jake Owen / 5.26.15

Jake Owen makes a stop at the White House

Pictured (L-R): Zeke Hunter, RCA Nashville’s SVP of Promotion Keith Gale, Jake Owen, Jon Andolina, RCA Nashville’s Elizabeth Sledge and Greg Fowler

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sony Music Nashville / 5.27.15

NASHVILLE, TN (May 29, 2015) – This week, fans got a glimpse of Jake Owen’s “Real Life,” moments, following him from the Waffle House to the White House. The country superstar, who often surprises fans with one-of-a-kind experiences via Twitter (@jakeowen), celebrated the release of his brand new single “Real Life” by treating fans to the scattered-smothered-covered fare at a Nashville-area Waffle House. Sending an invite to join him for lunch via this social platform, a huge crowd turned up. To catch the action, check out his flipagram and Instagram.

Owen aptly chose Waffle House since he mentions the restaurant chain in the song’s catchy lyrics. The following day, Owen made a stop at another famous house – the White House – while in the area for his tour stop that night on Kenny Chesney’s THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR.

“Yesterday I was at the Waffle House…today I’m at the White House,” shared Owen on Instagram with the caption #REALLIFE.

Named USA Today’s “Song of the Week,” “Real Life” (Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne) is the first single from his forthcoming fifth studio album on RCA Nashville due out later this year. This new summer anthem is now available at iTunes and sets the playful, boundary-pushing tone for the project.

Fans can catch the dapper vocalist performing “Real Life” live on Kenny Chesney’s 2015 THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR throughout the summer.

Owen ascended to stardom with five #1 smashes – the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You,” “The One That Got Away” and the critically acclaimed “What We Ain’t Got.” Previously taking home ACA and ACM Awards, the Vero Beach, FL, native has earned GRAMMY and TEEN CHOICE Awards nominations.

For tour dates and more, visit http://www.jakeowen.net, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jakeowen, and follow him on Twitter @jakeowen.

“Real Life” is now available via this link: http://smarturl.it/joreallife

Watch the official lyric video here: http://smarturl.it/joreallifelyric

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Osceola Heritage Park Secures Runaway Country Music Fest

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Hits Home Run with 10-Year Agreement

A Florida spring tradition, the Runaway Country Music Festival is moving to Osceola’s Entertainment complex on US Hwy 192, next to Florida’s Turnpike.

Osceola Heritage Park/SMG General Manager, Robb Larson made the announcement today, “Runaway Country has grown into a destination event for fans from all over the world. We have been looking to bring a popular, established music festival like this to Osceola Heritage Park and are thrilled to have landed this. The venue is perfect for music lovers and artists alike.”

Larson continued, “We are very pleased to confirm a long-term, 10-year agreement with Runaway Country and their talented team of producers, artists and festival organizers.”

Runaway Country founder and Executive Producer, Gary McCann said, “The new festival site at OHP is just a short drive from our previous location. Music fans, vendors and sponsors will enjoy a larger concert bowl, air conditioned restrooms, shaded food courts, new facilities to host the Outer Limits and My Apartment party zones, more campsites, easy access parking and more activities throughout the weekend.”

Osceola Heritage Park boasts easy access. Located on Hwy 192, just west of the Turnpike, in Osceola County, approximately 12 miles south of the Orlando International Airport, 45 minutes from the Space Coast’s beaches.

McCann continued, “This opens the door to a larger line-up on an expanded festival site. We have always been big fans of Stage Coach in Palm Springs and successful events like Country Thunder and Country Stampede. With the support offered by Osceola County and larger footprint, we can now introduce new features, attractions and of course, more great entertainment. We are all in for a real treat.”

Runaway Country’s VP Marketing and Sponsorships Doug Baker added, “The amenities for fans are unmatched, including a green, dust-free concert bowl. Sponsors and vendors have told us they love the new facilities. We are looking forward to showing off our new home.”

McCann added, “It was important to keep the festival as close as possible to its roots. A wonderful combination of fans and sponsors built Runaway Country into one of the premier music events in the country. We are grateful for the hospitality and support provided by Wickham Park staff over the past 5 years and of course the great folks involved with the Space Coast’s tourism industry. The time has come to showcase country music’s hottest stars in a new venue just 40 minutes west.”

Larson concluded, “We have everything needed to deliver the ultimate fan experience in what we believe is the perfect venue for a Festival here at OHP. The weather is great, refreshments are on ice and we can’t wait for March!”

Current reserved seating and campsite ticket holders will receive renewal notices for the 2016 event within the next couple of weeks. Tickets are expected to go on sale in early June.

Runaway Country weekend includes non-stop music, shopping, dining, backstage meet & greets, contests and more Friday March 18 through Sunday, March 20th, 2016.

Festival pre-parties, SuperFan club promotions and charitable events take place throughout the year. News and updates will be posted in the coming weeks at http://www.RunawayCountry.com and http://www.Facebook.com/RunawayCountry.

Osceola Heritage park is located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, on Osceola County FL 34744 and is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 240 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit http://www.smgworld.com

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Briefly:

– Runaway Country is an annual 3-day music festival in east central Florida the 3rd weekend of March.

– The 5th annual event in March 2015 drew fans from 39 states, 10 countries and just about every zip code in Florida.

– Held in Melbourne’s Wickham Park for 5 years, the line-up has included Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randy Travis, The Charlie Daniels Band, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, John Anderson and many others.

– Runaway Country is the first music festival of each new year. For many artists, the event is the kick-off to their touring season.

– Runaway Country will move to a larger site in time for the 6th annual event, March 18-20, 2016. The new location in Osceola Heritage Park provides for increased capacity, a larger line-up, more campsites and more festival attractions. 2016 event plans include several new bars and taverns and two after hour music zones featuring bands and DJs until the early hours.

Florida in March, never sounding so good!

For more information:

 Gary McCann – Runaway Country  |  Producer

321-613-4907  |  e; gmccann@cfl.rr.com

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This Ain’t Your Father’s Christmas Party!

circle boot logo_GOLDIt’s a Runaway Country Christmas.

 FREE Champagne & the Space Coast’s best wings.

 Awesome catering, too!

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DJ Shane on Stage!

Yes, line dancing and a full cash bar.

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To Benefit The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project


When: Thursday, December 4th, 6-10pm
Where: Runaway Country Warehouse & Production Offices
175 Imperial Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(Directly across the street from Florida Beer Company)
How Much: $20
Includes Champagne, Wings & Catering
What to Wear: Business Casual, Country Formal, Holiday Flair…your call!

Tickets On Sale
11AM – Wednesday, November 12
Click Order tickets/click Add-Ons/Champagne&Wings

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WIN PRIZES ALL EVENING

WIN! A Runaway Country autographed guitar, autographed hat, backstage Meet & Greets with select 2015 artists & truckloads of gifts awarded all evening.
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More Artists Announced for 2015

Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Love and Theft

Joining Blake Shelton at Runaway Country


Also Confirmed Eric Paslay and Cole Swindell

Runaway Country Music Fest revealed more of March’s line-up this morning.

“We are thrilled to announce, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Love and Theft, Eric Paslay and Cole Swindell will be joining Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Joe Diffie and LoCash Cowboys for the 5th annual Runaway Country Music Festival in March.”ANNOUNCE OCT

Festival Executive Producer, Gary McCann added, “Young up and comers and awesome entertainers in their own right, Caroline Kole, Clare Dunn and Chris Lane will also perform on the Main Stage.”

The 5th annual Runaway Country Music Festival, featuring Country Music’s hottest stars runs 3 days and nights, March 20 thru 22, 2015.

McCann continued, “This is our biggest line-up ever in terms of star power. The weekend just got a whole bunch bigger with these additions. Lee Brice sold out Madison Square Garden last month and Florida Georgia Line just hit number one on both Country and Rock charts. They are unprecedented in their multi-genre popularity.”

Preparations are well under way to welcome music fans from all over Florida, across the country and from around the world to the Space Coast.

The 5th annual edition of Runaway Country has an improved layout for 2015.

Tara Miller, Runaway Country Production Assistant explained, “A newly configured concert bowl, Lakeside Lounges, a craft beer area, shaded food court and some other additions will greet festival goers. We are excited for March to get here.”

McCann concluded, “As big as the line-up is with today’s announcements, there’s still more to come in the next few weeks. We are just waiting for some paperwork to arrive. It’s going to be a fun weekend.”

The Space Coast offers 72 miles of oceanfront beaches including Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay and Titusville. Music fans can choose from approximately 12,000 hotel rooms for every budget and taste within 10-20 minutes of the festival site.

Single day and weekend ticket packages are on sale now.

For tickets, hotel, camping or festival information go to the http://www.RunawayCountry.com

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Busy Weekend for Runaway Country Street Team

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Friday, October 24, 2014 – 6-10pm

Join the Runaway Country Street Team to celebrate the 2nd annual FIT Homecoming Fest going on in Downtown Melbourne tonight, Oct. 24, 2014. Our Street Team will have the Wicked Ride out along the streets of Downtown Melbourne.  Should be a beautiful Florida Fall evening.

Come on out and help us cheer on our local college football team, the Florida Tech Panthers.


Saturday, October 25, 2014 –  7-10:30 pm

10703521_10154839114190131_5595075024166632411_nFor a Halloween scare drop by The Asylum haunted house in the Merritt Square Mall. Whatever your fear, chances are you will find it in this house!  This year’s theme: Taken.

Just for Runaway Country fans: there is a coupon for $5 off Fast Pass admission on our Facebook page that you can print and take to The Asylum.

Drop by our tent and say goodbye before you enter…just in case you don’t make it back out….

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Here is your Announce Week Itinerary!

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2015 Artist Announcements: More Are Coming


Monday Morning Oct. 27

Be listening to K92.3, AJ and Ashley will reveal more of the 2015 Runaway Country Lineup!


All Week: Oct 27-31!

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs., AND Friday, Every morning AJ and Ashley will have your chance to Win tickets to Runaway Country!

WAIT! There’s more…. K92.3, Orlando’s Country has even more chances to win.  Listen every evening between 7 and 8pm for another chance to enter to win a pair of tickets!


Thurs. Oct 30th 6-9pm ————–PARTY!

FREE ADMISSION! OPEN TO ALL!party

Tons of prizes! Win backstage Meet & Greets with newly announced 2015 artists, an autographed guitar, free hotel nights, dinner certificates and other great prizes.  We’re always looking for a great reason to throw a party.  Come celebrate at the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne.  Happy Hour prices all evening!  The K-Crew and DJ Shane will be in the house with great music and great prizes all evening!

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Superfan Registration to Open 9/22/14

The 2015 Superfan registration period will be September 22, 2014 – September 30, 2014.

Starting Monday, 9/22/14 at 12am you can register at this link http://a.pgtb.me/7pTNFz

SUPERFAN POST SUPERFANS RECEIVE:

  1. Free removable decal installation on your vehicle — these do not damage the paint or shine in any way
  2. Invites to Runaway Country pre-parties
  3. Runaway Country Superfan T-shirt (exclusive design for Superfans)
  4. A few surprise benefits at select pre-parties
  5. Complimentary Backstage Experience/Stage Seats* – 1 pair to a Runaway Country artist performance (subject to availability)
  6. Free parking at the Festival in Superfan designated parking zone (close to the main Concert Bowl entrance)

* stage seat passes do not include admission to the Festival

RULES:

Only one (1) vehicle wrapped per household. If chosen, vehicle submitted for registration must be the vehicle wrapped.

Participation in the Superfan decal promotion DOES NOT provide for tickets or admission to the Festival or any cash, commission, or monetary compensation.

Wraps will not be shipped.  You must be able to deliver your vehicle in Cocoa, FL for wrapping.

Questions? Please email info@runawaycountry.com or call 321-613-4907

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The First 5 of 2015 Have Been Announced

Blake Shelton | Easton Corbin | Joe Diffie
Lo Cash Cowboys | Caroline Kole

*****plus more soon to be announced*****


Blake Shelton to Headline Runaway Country 2015

 

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Boys ‘Round Here
God Gave Me You

These are just a few of the songs we can’t wait to hear coming from the Runaway Country stage! We are thrilled to announce that Blake Shelton will be one of the headliners for next year’s Runaway Country. We’ve been after Blake for a long time and everything just fell into place this year. We feel extremely lucky to have him since they tell us that Runaway Country is his ONLY Florida date in 2015.

With a career spanning more than a decade, Blake has earned numerous #1 hits and has a long list of awards to his name including Song of the Year, Video of the Year & Entertainer of the Year. He is also the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year.


Time to Celebrate 5 Years

These two know how to throw a party C.O.U.N.T.R.Y style!

What better way to celebrate our 5th anniversary than with a group that has been with us EVERY year.lo cash

This year not only will LoCash Cowboys get you dancing to foot tappers like “Here Comes Summer” and “Little Miss Crazy Hot” blasting from the main stage, but they are going to keep the party going till the wee hours in My Apartment.

Then to top it all off, they are going to be your main stage emcees for part of the weekend. So get yourselves out of the campgrounds and see what these two have in store for all of you.


 

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Easton Corbin

Joe Diffie

Caroline Kole

Last year this young Florida-born artist was supposed to be at Runaway Country…but no worries….he’s back in 2015!
All the way from 1994 with songs where we can sing along because we know all the words…”Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox…..”. You fill in the blank.
This year we are happy to introduce to you, a young Floridian who has opened recently for Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton and the Charlie Daniels Band.

Runaway Country ticket prices range from $89 for single day General Admission, $129 for a 3–day pass and up to $309 for a 3–day stage front reserved ticket. Campsites for the entire weekend start at $99 for a tent site. RV sites vary from $245 to $450 for a full service hook–up.

For additional ticket information go to www.RunawayCountry.com or phone 321-613-4907.

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Runaway Country Leases 17,000 sq.ft. Production Studio at the Port

Runaway Country Music Fest confirmed they have leased a 17,000 sq. ft., air-conditioned warehouse with offices and production studios at The Port.

Executive Producer, Gary McCann said, “We are thrilled to combine our production offices and warehouse at one location and to be a part of the exciting action around the Port. With Runaway Country preparing to stage the 5th annual music festival in Wickham Park this coming March, we have been busy with requests to produce additional events including more music festivals, celebrations of beer, wine and food, restaurant promotions, corporate events, marketing strategies and national promotion tours for key clients. The new location has received inquiries from out of town visitors, which hopefully will translate into more business for Space Coast hotels, restaurants and other tourism related companies.

Located directly across the street from the Florida Beer Company, who recently staged their grand opening, McCann was asked if that could be a location too close for comfort.

“Yes it’s probably too close,” McCann laughed. “Considering discipline has never been our strongest asset, our new address next to a brewery should be quite the place to celebrate…anything and everything.”

Runaway Country is making their offices and warehouse available on a few select dates to companies and individuals looking for a unique venue to hold an event.

According to McCann, “The demand for unique and eclectic is on the rise. We are booking a few drive-thru weddings and a couple of Christmas parties.”

Runaway Production assistant Tara Miller explained, “Now you and your spouse can ride directly into your wedding reception sitting on the back of a convertible, park it right next to the dance floor, then ride straight out the other door, directly to your cruise ship at The Port. How cool is that?”

Doug Baker, VP of Marketing and Sponsorship for Runaway Country added, “Several companies are looking to reward their employees in an exciting atmosphere. Christmas party inquiries are at the top of the list while another is looking at a themed dinner for charity. It’s an exciting time around here.”

McCann concluded, “We are thrilled to be working with designers Angela Braid and Brandy Beckstein. We have given them a blank canvas to do awesome work for those hosting a warehouse event.”

In the meantime, McCann and crew are busy preparing to announce the line-up for the 2015 Runaway Country Music Fest. The first announcements will be made at a pre-party on the Crowne Plaza Ocean Deck Sept. 4th, 6PM – 9PM. The party is open to the public and admission is free.

For festival ticket information go to www.RunawayCountry.com or phone 321-549-4204.

 

Hot Trends In A Warehouse:

CD/i-Tunes Release Party, Drive-Thru Wedding, Corporate Functions,
Awards Banquet, Fundraisers, Christmas Parties

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