Monday, May 11, 2015

Runaway Country Music Festival Moves From Brevard To Osceola County

MELBOURNE, Florida -  The Runaway Country Music Festival announced on Sunday that it is moving the annual event from Brevard County to Osceola County after signing a ten-year contract with Osceola Heritage Park.  The concert series had been held at Wickham Park in Melbourne, Florida for the last five years.

“It was important to keep the festival as close as possible to its roots," said Runaway Country founder and Executive Producer, Gary McCann. "A wonderful combination of fans and sponsors built Runaway Country into one of the premier music events in the country. We are grateful for the hospitality and support provided by Wickham Park staff over the past 5 years and of course the great folks involved with the Space Coast’s tourism industry. The time has come to showcase country music’s hottest stars in a new venue just 40 minutes west.”

“The new festival site at OHP is just a short drive from our previous location. Music fans, vendors and sponsors will enjoy a larger concert bowl, air conditioned restrooms, shaded food courts, new facilities to host the Outer Limits and My Apartment party zones, more campsites, easy access parking and more activities throughout the weekend,” McCann continued. 

“This opens the door to a larger line-up on an expanded festival site. We have always been big fans of Stage Coach in Palm Springs and successful events like Country Thunder and Country Stampede. With the support offered by Osceola County and larger footprint, we can now introduce new features, attractions and of course, more great entertainment. We are all in for a real treat.”

“Runaway Country has grown into a destination event for fans from all over the world. We have been looking to bring a popular, established music festival like this to Osceola Heritage Park and are thrilled to have landed this," Osceola Heritage Park/SMG General Manager, Robb Larson said in a release. "The venue is perfect for music lovers and artists alike.”

Current reserved seating and campsite ticket holders will receive renewal notices for the 2016 event within the next couple of weeks. Tickets are expected to go on sale in early June.

Runaway Country weekend includes non-stop music, shopping, dining, backstage meet & greets, contests from Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20th, 2016.

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