FORT LORAMIE — Country Concert 2010 was dealt a big blow 2 weeks ago when
superstars Brooks & Dunn had to cancel their appearance, but the lineup
for the three-day event is still chock full of big names.
As difficult as it is to fathom, the loss of Brooks & Dunn came with a
silver lining: Hank Williams Jr., who replaces Brooks & Dunn.
“He’s been a popular request for us in the past, but it never worked out due
to scheduling,” said organizer Paul Barhorst.
Almost every big name star on the country circuit has performed at the
concert, which started three decades ago as a small party, featuring a local
band and homemade wine. It’s gone on to attract as many as 77,000 people,
according to the founders, Mike and Mary Jo Barhorst.
The outdoor music festival held at the Hickory Hills Lakes campground in Fort
Loramie used to be a Thursday through Sunday event, but this year it has
gone to a three-day Thursday through Saturday format.
There are options galore for those who attend. People can come to the concert
and leave afterwards or camp there. Big names will play on the main stage
while up-and-coming acts will perform in the saloon. Even the ticket
packages come with a choice: single-day tickets or three-day passes.
Vendors will be on hand selling food, beer, hats and other items.
Friday, July 9
4 p.m.: Steel Magnolia
5 p.m. (saloon): Tyler Farr
6 p.m.: David Nail
8 p.m.: Billy Currington
10 p.m.: Trace Adkins
Saturday, July 10
Noon: Bellamy Brothers
2 p.m.: Justin Moore
3 p.m. (saloon): Jason Jones
4 p.m.: Joe Diffie
5 p.m. (saloon): The Dirt Drifters
6 p.m.: Randy Houser
7 p.m. (saloon): Jason Jones
8 p.m.: Jo Dee Messina
9 p.m. (saloon): The Dirt Drifters
10 p.m.: Keith Urban
Country Concert 2010
WHEN: Thursday through Saturday, July 8-10
WHERE: Hickory Hill Lakes RV Park, 7103 Ohio 66, Fort Loramie
COST: Ticket prices depend on date of purchase, seat location and
MORE INFO: (937) 295-3000 or www.countryconcert .com
RELATED: K99.1 FM will be broadcasting from the Country Concert site
Friday, July 9, during “The Nancy and Kerrigan Morning Show.” Rowdy “J”
will fill in for Steve Kerrigan during the broadcast. K99 personalities
will introduce headliners Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins and Keith