Kid Rock has been announced as the third and final headliner for the 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival, completing one of the biggest all-star lineups at any country music festival in North America.
The superstar joins previously-announced headliners Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen for the three-day camping and country music event, which takes place from June 10-12 at scenic Hunter Mountain in New York. This marks Kid Rock’s first-ever appearance at the Taste of Country Music Festival.
“Kid Rock’s crossover country has wide appeal and lends itself nicely to the festival, which features every genre of country music, ” says Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Townsquare Media Inc., in a press release. “And without a doubt, his high-energy live performance is second to none — we can’t wait for Kid to take the stage.”
Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Toby Keith headlined the festival in 2015, joined by stars including Billy Currington and Sara Evans. 2016 promises to be even bigger, with Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Old Dominion, Neal McCoy, the Swon Brothers, the Cadillac Three, Jana Kramer, Chris Janson, Outshyne and Annie Bosko rounding out the bill for the main stage.
This year, the Bud Light Stage will feature a mix of the hottest rising talent in country music, including Logan Brill, Adley Stump, Amanda Watkins, Keith Walker, Jake Worthington, McKenna Faith and Dylan Jakobsen.
Tickets are currently on sale, starting at $175 for a three-day pass, available for a limited time only. VIP packages start at $529 for a three-day VIP “Outlaw” pass, with “Super Outlaw” options available as well. Special packages include options like VIP seating and access to hospitality tents all weekend long. A full list of camping options is also available at the Taste of Country Music Festival website.
Offsite car and RV camping at nearby Bear Creek are also available, with camping prices starting at $119. Offsite camping passes include free shuffle service to and from the festival grounds. A Guaranteed Tent Camping option has also been added this year in response to the festival’s enormous growth, with passes starting at $10. Free tent camping is still an option, provided there is space available at the time of entry.