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The 2017 iHeartCountry Festival Information Has Been Announced

AUSTIN, TX (WUNF) — iHeartMedia has announced the return of the iHeartCountry Festival on Saturday, May 6. Country music’s biggest stars will perform at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas in a live celebration.

The Country music of the iHeartRadio app will bloom with a spectacular lineup which includes Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and The Raging Idiots with more performers to be announced.

John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia said in a statement “The iHeartCountry Festival has become an annual family reunion for the biggest stars in country music” — “These artists grew up together and you can truly feel their deep friendships when they join each other on stage.”

iHeartCountry has more than 145 Country broadcast radio stations across the United States which reaches more than 98 million Country music listeners per month, making it the largest Country broadcast radio group in America. The iHeartCountry Festival is part of iHeartMedia’s roster of nationally recognized concert events, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeart80s Party.

Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group, iHeartMedia said in a statement “The iHeartCountry Festival has become one of Country Music’s biggest nights, and this year’s show promises to be yet another amazing event” — “Country continues to be one of the top genres in music and we are excited to showcase another amazing lineup of artists for our listeners.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public on January 21st, 2017 at 10 a.m. CT via http://TexasBoxOffice.com. iHeartMedia’s Country music radio stations will broadcast the event live in their local markets and at iHeartRadio.com. Streaming details will be announced from iHeartMedia soon. Partners of this year’s event include Aaron’s Lease to Own, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, State Farm®, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka with more to be announced. More information can be found by going online to http://iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival — Stay tuned to UNF NEWS for continuing coverage.

PUBLISHED | 1/17/17 | 7:00 PM ET (Copyright ©2017 by The UNF News & Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.)

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