DMD Event Group announced their Limerock Country Rock Music Festival (http://limerockmusicfestival.com) lineup today. The event will be held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida and is a weekend long camp out, concert and backyard party on December 6th and 7th, 2013. The event is an all-ages show for those who like Alt-Country cross over featuring big trucks, big attitude and are not afraid to let loose and party.
The track is surrounded by 100 acres of grassland and is central to four major cities Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tampa & Orlando and several Universities. The event seeks to promote Country music in all its newly emerging forms (hick-hop, alt-country, country-house, pop-country, Cowpunk), by throwing an “All American, Back Woods, Backyard Party,” featuring two stages, late night after hours DJ sets, overnight RV & Auto camping.
Friday, Dec. 6th will feature on the main stage: Alt-Hop / “Hick hop” artist: The Lacs. Concurrently on the side stage there will be a collection of “rising stars” bands featuring Ocala’s own, Shane Wooten Band. DeeJay Silver will be spinning Alt-Country “mash-up” at the after-hours party from midnight-2:00 AM. Saturday, Dec. 7th will feature two full stages from noon-2:00am followed by a second late night party hosted by DeeJay Silver.
The line-up of artist’s includes amazing musicians like: Bubba Sparxxx, Coolio, The LACS, JJ Lawhorn, Ash Bowers, Bottleneck, Clare Dunn, Gwen Sebastian, Matt Stillwell, McKenzies Mill, Moonshine Bandits, Old Southern Moonshine Revival, Outshyne, Ross Copley, Tobacco Road Band and Walker McGuire. Many of these bands are stars of a budding musical genre known as “hick-hop,” singing songs that fuse hip-hop with country music, the bands celebrate the popular rural pastimes like hunting and fishing and themes of driving trucks, lawn mowers, golf carts—all through the mud. The music, often shunned by country-music traditionalists because of its heavy drum and bass, doesn’t get much airplay on mainstream radio stations however, it has large record sales and increasing popularity. The language is fun, relatively family-friendly and the themes lighthearted and violence-free. The all-ages mud-park shows, which often feature dancers that shimmy around chain-link-fence poles cemented onto truck beds, have been known to draw upward of 100,000 fans.
“I am excited to bring this new genre to the fans in Ocala and Central Florida where my Nationally Syndicated radio show is heard daily on My Country 104.9 and 102.3 in Gainesville and Ocala and in Tampa on 102.5 The Bone” said Bubba the Love Sponge®. “This will be one of the biggest music events in Central Florida and the first of what we hope to make an annual festival.”
One of the genre’s top artists, featured at LimeRock — the LACS (short for the Loud A** Crackers)—have albums among the top 75 on Billboard’s country music chart this week. Average Joe’s Entertainment, a Nashville, Tenn.-based independent record label that specializes in the emerging genre, has sold nearly 200,000 “Mud Digger” compilation albums featuring its various artists.
Accommodations for the event include: RV camping (25ft x 85ft), car camping (10ft – 30ft), priced separately from the concerts; preferred hotel partners Howard Johnson and Holiday Inn in Ocala are offering a discounted rate with ticket purchase.
Food and alcohol will be available throughout the weekend featuring Miller, Coors and Pabst beers along with Mikes Hard Lemonade and Southern style BBQ. Swag and branded items for the event will also be sold, along with t-shirts from “Red-Neck Nation.”
LimeRock Music Festival
Official Website: limerockmusicfestival.com
DMD Event Group and Bubba Raceway Park with owner Bubba the Love Sponge® are devoted to providing a spectacular outdoor music festival experience at Florida’s oldest racetrack located in Ocala. The track is surrounded by 100 acres of grassland and is central to four major cities and several Universities. The partnership was established in 2012 with the goal of promoting Alt-Country music in all its newly emerging forms (hick-hop, alt-country, house-country, pop-country, cow-punk) and throwing an “All American, Back Woods, Backyard Party.”
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