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Runaway Country returns to OHP March 23-25
Runaway Country returns to OHP March 23-25


Are y’all ready for a good time? Every March, Country’s hottest stars head to Kissimmee for three nights under the sun and stars at the Runaway Country music festival.

The 8th annual Runaway Country promises to be one of the most entertaining ever,” said Runaway Country Producer Gary McCann.

The festival, known as the largest gathering of country stars in Florida, has brought entertainment to Central Florida since its first concert in 2011. It includes performers (see names below), food, craft beers, shopping and more— all for a hootin’ good time.

The best part about this three-day event? You can stay for the whole thing. From small tents to super RVs, you can camp right on the festival site. The OHP grounds offer electronic-only camping, water-only camping and water and electric combined camping. The sites are available in a variety of sizes. Additional camping details and prices are available on the festival’s website, www.RunawayCountry.net.

Not up for camping? You can lodge nearby at one of Runaway Country’s recommended hotels, also available on the festival’s website.

Whether you’re camping out, staying nearby or just visiting for the day, you can get out of the heat and chill out at My Apartment— a cool, 17,000 sq.ft. dual-span stage and concert room. You can enjoy entertainment all day and an After Hours Party at night.

Want to keep the party going? Open all day until 1 a.m., The Silver Spurs Party Zone is the place to be if you love to dance.

“Get your rest now. There is more live country music coming to Osceola Heritage Park than most people have ever taken in on one weekend,” said McCann.


Friday: Brantley Gilbert, Drake White, Walker Hayes, Little Texas, Muscadine Bloodline, High South, Spayed Koolie, Kelsey Lamb and Mackenzie Carey.

Saturday: Florida Georgia Line, Brett Young, John Anderson, Parmalee, The Steel Woods, Ashley McBryde, Cross Atlantic, Muscadine Bloodline, Johnny Reed Foley and Natalie Stovall.

And finally, Sunday: Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Cassadee Pope, Lanco, Sundance Head, Adam Craig, Randy McNeeley, Carli Tuttle, Jericho Woods and Here Come the Mummies.

Performance schedules are available on the festival’s website. DJ Shane will perform throughout the weekend.

Some of the festival’s past performers include big-name stars like Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and many more.

Dates & Times:

You can catch this year’s Runaway Country Music Festival March 23-25 at Osceola Heritage Park. Gates open at 12 noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Music starts at approximately 1 p.m. each day. Main stage runs to approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Silver Spurs Party Zone is open all day until 1 a.m.

Ticketing Info:

Tickets to the fun come in four types: 3-Day Reserved Seating ($289-340), 1-Day Reserved Searing ($169-199), 3-Day General Admission ($139) and 1-Day General Admission ($89-99). Tickets and wristbands may not be split or shared. Festival admission also includes admission to My Apartment and the Silver Spurs Party Zone.

A portion of this year’s ticket proceeds will benefit patients of Nemours Children’s Hospital.

“We are thrilled to announce a portion of every ticket sold is donated to our post precious asset, children in need of medical care at Nemours Children’s Hospital. One-hundred percent of every donation benefits the children,” said McCann. “An awesome spring weekend, amazing concerts and helping children. It’s a win-win.”

For more information on the Runaway Country music festival, visit www.Runaway Country.net.

In other festival news, the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will begin today and run through Sunday evening. The four-day festival’s lineup includes performers like Halsey, Travis Scott, The Flaming Lips, Foster the People and many more. For more information on Okeechobee Music & Arts, visit www.OkeechobeeFest.com.