New York City will hold its first three-day country music festival this weekend. FarmBorough Festival will feature two stages of top artists on the scenic Randall's Island on the East River. The festival will give city-dwellers and country folk alike three full days of music from both major headlining acts and emerging talents alike.
The brand new festival is coming in with a bang by featuring major headliners Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley. Fellow hit-makers Kip Moore, Randy Houser, Dwight Yoakum and Dustin Lynch are also part of the event's impressive roster.
Up-and-coming artists will be featured on the "Next From Nashville" stage, which gives you the chance to see a lot of great music from those who are on the verge of breaking onto the country charts. Chris Stapleton, Striking Matches and Sturgill Simpson are just a few of the must-see acts that will play the smaller stage. If you're looking to enjoy some authentic Texas country at the festival, you'll be happy to know that Wade Bowen will also be making an appearance on Saturday.
It only makes sense for a major country festival to come to the Big Apple. In 2013 after a huge public demmand, NASH FM became the city's first country radio station in more than 17 years, while artists Eric Church and Luke Bryan have been consistently selling out venues like Madison Square Garden and The Barclays Center consistently. The popular Governors Ball music event has also been held on Randall's Island for the past five years; so it only makes sense for a country counterpart to arrive in its footsteps.
If you haven't bought your ticket yet, three-day general admission,VIP and ferry passes are still available. Visit the official FarmBorough Festival website for more details and a full roster of performing artists.