An exciting lineup of top-level country talent will greet music lovers to the Country Thunder Music Festival March 27-29 at Osceola Heritage Park.
Eric Church, Kane Brown and Dierks Bentley headline the event, in its second year at OHP.
The announcement was made Thursday morning at Nemours Children’s Hospital, the philanthropic partner of Country Thunder; the two worked to raise some $84,000 for families of the young patients served.
“The proceeds of this partnership with Country Thunder will make an impact on children and families when they need it most,” Nemours Children’s Hospital President Dana Nicholson Bledsoe said.
The inaugural Country Thunder in Osceola County featured a lineup topped by Luke Combs, Luke Bryan and Toby Keith, so the only way to go bigger and better was a lineup with more superstars like Church, Brown and Bentley.
Brown’s stratospheric star continues to rise, as the Chattanooga native has emerged as a bona fide superstar and headliner, and Bentley is one of country music’s most consistently thrilling and engaging live acts.
The massive “Church Choir” will be out in full force for Sunday evening’s festival climax. It’s no secret that Florida is one of Church’s largest fan markets, while his recent Grammy nomination for Country Album Of The Year (Desperate Man) and the epic Double Down Tour have made 2019 his biggest year yet.
Country Thunder President and CEO Troy Vollhoffer said said thanks to a great performer list and a venue like Heritage Park with its acres of space, this year’s festival will be better than last year “just because”.
“We just try to keep supersizing it, we’re at a point we just compete with ourselves,” he said. “It was great last year, we have room to expand, so (OHP) is a great venue for our music festival.”
The lineup was announced early — ahead of Christmas, for your buying pleasure. It’s not a coincidence.
The supporting cast of talent will include Russell Dickerson and Ashley McBryde, as well as LANCO, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Parker McCollum, Dallas Smith, Jon Langston and Meghan Patrick.
In addition, County Commissioner Fred Hawkins announced Thursday that Country Thunder will partner with the Education Foundation of Osceola County to host a “Battle of the Bands” after the first of the year, and the winning band at that contest will get to appear on stage as part of the March festival.
“This just further impacts the entertainment value Country Thunder brings to Osceola County,” Hawkins said.
Three-day festival passes, platinum, camping and all the ticket packages are available by online at Countrythunder.com or can be ordered by phone at 1-866-388-0007. Information is available at the Country Thunder Facebook page or on Twitter and Instagram (both @countrythunder).