Dubbed by Great American Country (GAC) as one of last summer’s Top Tours, Festivals + Rockin’ Road Trips, the Second Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest returns to the Lost Creek Ranch and Arena on historic Route 66 west of Erick, Oklahoma, adding a third night to the party July 16-18.
Capturing the hearts of fans all over Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and beyond, with more than 3,000 in attendance last year, the highly anticipated festival remains one of the first and only festivals in the area to combine live Country and Red Dirt music, bull riding, camping, and much more. Many avid festival-goers have already staked out their campsites from last year, claiming Buckin Wild Music Fest as their own new summer tradition.
The All-American, home-grown festival is proud to announce 16 acts in its 2015 line-up. Topping the list again this year is platinum-selling duo Love and Theft, set to perform on the main stage Saturday night. The CMA, ACM and CMT nominated duo’s latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” is a current mainstay on Sirius XM’s “The Highway,” and the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, in hot pursuit of another #1 spot on the Billboard charts, following their 2013 #1 hit “Angel Eyes.”
Friday night also brings a fired-up roster with headliner Texas Music Mainstay Casey Donahew Band, whose high-energy, leave-it-all-on-the-stage throw-downs and latest album, “Standoff,” which debuted a #1 on the Country iTunes chart, have propelled them onto the national music scene. Other hit makers to perform include Trent Tomlinson, American Young, Tyler Wilhelm, JW Lane and County Road X, Tommy Gallagher Band, Elaina Kay, Sarah Dunn Band, Steve Brack, a Few Dollars More, Kaitlyn Butts, Troy Cartwright, Boone Cook and the Remains, Ethan Stedman, Shep and Tear Stained Eye and more well-loved local area artists. Following the artists’ performances on Friday and Saturday, there will be a Post-Show Artist Jam led by American Young outside on the main stage.
Kicking off the festival, Thursday night will offer a FREE Artist Acoustic Showcase to all festival ticket holders. The showcase will create an intimate setting of hay bale seating inside the arena for casual acoustic performances by festival artists who will swap songs and share the stories behind them. “This is part of what makes Buckin Wild unique, the connection among the artists and the fans. On or off the stage, everyone has a great time,” said festival founder and producer, Donny G. Liles.
Friday night’s Lost Creek Invitational Bull Riding Competition is sure to kick up the dust with top-notch riders and bulls on the PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association www.pbr.com) circuit competing for the $20,000 pay out.
The Buckin Wild Music Fest is proud to team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Oklahoma Chapter once again in 2015, hosting numerous fund raising activities for “adding tomorrows.”
The laid back, friendly atmosphere at the beautiful Lost Creek Ranch will again have both fans and artists treated to down-home, Western-style hospitality and good eats. This year the Buckin Wild Music Fest has excellent vendors serving a wide range of foods, in addition to a great group of local volunteers and professionals helping.
Tickets and detailed information about the festival are available online at www.buckinwildmusicfest.com. For updates, follow Buckin Wild Music Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use #BWMF.