It’s not a good time to be throwing a country music megafest, or making your plans around one, at least not for some promoters and festival goers. With Live Nation continuing to monopolize the live music space, and so many major tours and festivals filling up the map and calendar, it has become time for a market correction.
Jamboree in the Hills
The future of one of country music’s longest-running, biggest, and most beloved festivals has once again been put into question by its current owners, LiveNation. The 41-year-old Jamboree in the Hills located in Morristown, Ohio has been put on hiatus by the company, sending many annual attendees into panic and shock.
Chalk it up to a win for the little guy. In a shocking development, Live Nation—the biggest concert promoter in the United States—caved to public pressure after making massive changes to the 41-year-old Jamboree in the Hills event in Ohio, a.k.a. “The Super Bowl of Country Music,” and is re-implementing the original name, logo, traditions, […]
Monday morning, when Live Nation announced that the headliners would be Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, and Lady Antebellum, as well as all the new provisions on coolers and camping, an outright revolt took place among long-time attendees. Over 3,500 1 star reviews were posted on the event’s Facebook page, and hundreds of negative comments were left on the lineup announcement.
We’ve seen some pretty dramatic arrest totals and other alarming stats at country music concerts and festivals over the last few years, but the arrest totals from the Jamboree in the Hills Country Music Festival in Belmont County, Ohio over the weekend have to set a new record. And once again alcohol was a factor in many of the incidents.