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.
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.”
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.”
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