The lineup is set, the stages are up and the final countdown has begun for the inaugural Lynchburg Music Fest.
A free concert Thursday in downtown Lynchburg on the square kicks things off, and the party really gets rolling in Wiseman Park around noon on Friday and runs until around 11 p.m.
Friday night’s lineup includes headliner Easton Corbin, who will close out the first night of the event. Others on the night’s bill include Joe Diffie, Cassadee Pope, Craig Campbell, Keith Anderson and Zach Donegan.
Saturday’s festivities will also run from noon until around 11 p.m., with Jamey Johnson closing night two. Others on the stage Saturday include Montgomery Gentry, RaeLynn, David Lee Murphy, Sam Bush, Lee Gibson and the Becky Buller Band.
Inside the Wiseman Park venue, there will be a main stage and a secondary stage, so that when music is going on one stage, the other will be setting up for the next band. This way, organizers say, it’s possible to see every act each night and, notably, there will be no bleed over of music while another act is going on.
During the day, before the main stage acts get underway, there will also be two free stages in operation. One will be near the courthouse in front of Farmer’s Bank on the square. The second will be at the Jack Daniel’s Visitor Center in the Whiskey Garden area.
Car access to the square will be shut down at midnight Thursday.
For those arriving down Lynchburg Highway from the south, there will be parking available on that side of the event. Those coming from the north will be guided to parking on that side. There is camping on site as well and they will be directed to their area. Parking is $5.
Vendors will be open on the square.
Inside the fenced-off park venue, Best Beverages will supply all of the drinks, although water stations will be available throughout. Alcohol – but not beer – is available only in certain areas – such as VIP areas and other areas with very limited access. These areas will be screened-off and other festival-goers will not be able to even see the consumption. No under age children will be allowed in the area – not even in the VIP areas.
There is a two-point security process for allowing attendees in the alcohol areas – the proper wristband and an ID. No alcohol can be taken from these areas.
Anyone who is intoxicated will not be permitted to stay at the site, said Jonny Hill, owner and CEO of Igniter Productions, the promoter of the event.
“Their wristband will be cut off and they will escorted from the premises and lose all concert privileges,” Hill said. “This is a family-friendly and fun event. We’re building a brand, building a reputation, and we cannot have that kind of stuff.”
Private security firm CSC will handle event security alongside the Moore County Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies.
Advance ticket options include a two-day VIP pass for $325 (ages 21 and older only); a general admission two-day pass for $120; a single-day Friday pass for $56 or a single-day Saturday pass for $72. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
For the latest information and to buy tickets, go to https://www.lynchburgmusicfest.com/tickets.