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The Country Fest reschedules dates, pledges $25,000 worth of tickets to essential workers

Russell Dickerson at The Country Fest 2019
Posted at 4:44 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 16:46:00-04

NORTH LAWRENCE, Ohio — The Country Fest, the annual three-day country music festival at Clay's Park Resort in North Lawrence, has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns and changes to the lineup have been made—but the event is working to give back to the community through it all.

Originally scheduled for June 18 through June 20, The Country Fest has been rescheduled for August 6 through August 8, according to The Country Fest team.

The Country Fest had announced at the end of the 2019 festival the three headliners would be Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley and Luke Combs, but after having to reschedule the event, only two of the original headliners were able to be retained, the team said.

Eldredge and Bentley will remain headliners for the rescheduled festival, but due to scheduling conflicts, Combs will not be able to perform during the new dates. Instead, Eric Church has agreed to perform as the third headliner for the new dates, according to the team.

The Country Fest said it has extended an offer to Combs for the 2021 festival and is waiting to hear back.

Artists who have confirmed their availability for the new dates and will be performing at the festival in August include:

  • Jon Pardi
  • Jimmie Allen
  • The Cadillac Three
  • Michael Ray
  • RaeLynn
  • Teddy Robb
  • Jameson Rodgers
  • Ashland Craft
  • Niko Moon

Other artists will be announced once confirmed, the team said.

The Country Fest’s sister festival Neon Nights is still scheduled for its original dates of July 31 and August 1 but will feature a new headliner following the death of country music star Joe Diffie, who died on March 29 from COVID-19 related illness.

Anyone who purchased tickets for the original dates in June will have those tickets honored for the rescheduled event in August, the team said.

Those unable to attend the new dates will have several options. Ticket holders can either roll their ticket over for the 2021 festival or request a refund. The refunds will not include any fees that were paid, according to the team.

The Country Fest also announced that it would be pledging $25,000 worth of tickets to the summer festivals and will allow fans to nominate people in their communities who are essential workers, doctors, nurses, first responders or anyone who has been giving back and helping during the pandemic.

To stay up to date on all of The Country Fest’s changes and events, visit the Facebook page by clicking here.