Buckin Wild Music Fest is not your typical fest. It is one of the first and only festivals to combine Country and Red Dirt music, bull riding, camping, and new to the roster this year—mud drags and mud bogging. Dubbed by Great American Country (GAC) as one of its Top Tours, Festivals + Rockin’ Roads Trips, the Third Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest returns to the Lost Creek Ranch and Arena on historic Route 66 west of Erick, Oklahoma, April 15-17. Headliners for the wild weekend include Jamey Johnson, Country duo Love and Theft, JW Lane and County Road X.
Friday night brings a fired-up roster with headliner, JW Lane and County Road X. The success of their first two singles, “Weeds” and “Up and Gone”, produced by Mike McClure (The Great Divide), and their recent single “Tease,” has left crowds wanting wayyy more. Other hit makers to perform include Ray Scott, Steve Brack, Kaitlin Butts, Elaina Kay, Tyler Wilhelm, Ward Davis, Crossroads, and SHEP. Amarillo-based bands Shotgun Rider and Mike Chism and Hollow Point round out the 2016 roster for Friday.
Headliner Jamey Johnson—the 11-time Grammy Nominee, whose ACM and CMA award winning songs, “In Color” and George Strait’s “Give it Away, earned him a place in the hears of Country and Texas music fans forever—is set to perform on the main stage Saturday Night. Joining Johnson on Saturday is CMA, ACM, and CMT nominated Country duo Love and Theft, whose latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” is gathering a stream. Recently signed to the iconic Curb Records, Love and Theft is in hot pursuit of another #1 spot on the Billboard chart following their 2013 #1 hit “Angel Eyes.” The duo’s current single shot to the #2 spot on iTunes downloads in January and the video is chugging along toward two million views on YouTube.
Guests can also anticipate the festival’s first-ever Buckin Wild Mud Fest, where mud boggers and mud-drag trucks are rolling in to compete in races, vie for the high-dollar Bounty Hole and enjoy the music. On Saturday, the Lost Creek Invitational Bull Riding Competition takes place with top-notch riders and bulls currently on the PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association www.pbr.com) circuit.
Donny G Liles, the festival’s founder and producer, and Managing Partner of ALL Entertainment LLC contributes the festival’s success to its on-point lineups and the cult-like culture that is its fans. “In just three years, we already have a first-rate lineup of great talent to deliver fantastic entertainment. This is part of what makes Buckin Wild unique—the connection among the artists and the fans. On and off the stage, everyone has a great time.”
Tickets and detailed information about the fest are available online here.