First Annual Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival

Event info
Date: September 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 am

First Annual Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival

Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15

At Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center In Louisville, KY


Festival Also Features

Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban,

Dwight Yoakam, Brett Young, Jake Owen & Many More

Along With Exclusive Bourbon Tastings & Workshops


Country music icon Trace Adkins, independent rising country music artist Dillon Carmichael, and country rock duo The Sisterhood Band have been added to the incredible music lineup for Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, which debuts Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY.

Hometown Rising combines two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones—great music and incredible bourbon—and is the newest addition to the Louisville fall festival series from premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents.


Hometown Rising’s music lineup will be led by country heavyweights including Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban with additional appearances from Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, Frankie Ballard, and many more. In total, more than 30 artists will play on three stages, including two side-by-side main stages, over the course of the weekend.


The current music lineup for Hometown Rising is as follows (subject to change):


Saturday, September 14: Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Frankie Ballard, The Cadillac Three, Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, The Steel Woods, Clare Dunn, Noah Guthrie, Kassi Ashton, J.D. Shelburne, The Sisterhood Band, Raelyn Nelson Band, Alice Wallace, Imaj


Sunday, September 15: Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, Lauren Alaina, LoCash, Drake White and The Big Fire, The Wild Feathers, Mason Ramsey, Gabby Barrett, Dillon Carmichael, Everette, Lauren Jenkins, Jeffrey East, Hannah Ellis, Kendall Shaffer


Festival doors open at 11:00 AM daily.


Hometown Rising exclusive VIP packages, General Admission tickets, camping and hotel packages, as well as special event tickets are on sale now at


With three back-to-back festival weekends in Louisville in 2019, Danny Wimmer Presents wants to ensure all fans have the chance to enjoy multiple events with an affordable and convenient ticketing option. New this year, fans can purchase a special “Trifesta” Pass for the discounted rate of only $229.00 plus fees. The pass allows General Admission weekend access to all three DWP fall festivals in LouisvilleHometown Rising (September 14 & 15), Bourbon & Beyond (September 20-22) and Louder Than Life (September 27-29). Check out for more information.


Hometown Rising sponsors include Kentucky Department of Tourism, Louisville Tourism, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program, Jack Daniel’s, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Music Experience, Zyn, Take Me Home, and more.


The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center are located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky.


Hometown Rising is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination rock music festivals in America. DWP events include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.


For more information on Hometown Rising, please visit:



Facebook: @HometownRising

Instagram: @HometownRising

Twitter: @HometownRising

Hashtag: #HometownRising


We believe in quality before quantity. Please drink responsibly.


About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners, and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which currently includes Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. Previous DWP festivals include Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and more.


Facebook: | @hometownrising

Twitter: | @hometownrising

Instagram:  | @hometownrising




105.9 WTNJ -Hometown Rising GIVEAWAY 2019  

There is no purchase necessary and no obligation in order to participate.

Grand Prize: General Admission Tickets to the Hometown Rising Concert on September 14 and 15 at the KY Expo in Louisville, KY.  The grand prize winner will receive tickets for 4 to the concert; lodging accommodations for 4 (double occupancy) at a Red Roof Inn for Friday September 13 and Saturday September 14; and $500 spending cash. 
To qualify/Win:
Register at Beckley Auto Mall and participating sponsors to be announced.  

Participants may also be qualified over the air on WTNJ or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

There could be as many as one hundred fifty qualifiers.  

Number of participants will be determined by the number of qualifiers that show up to Beckley Auto Mall on Saturday August 24thWinners must be present to win.  

3 additional pairs of tickets (tickets only) will also be awarded on August 24th.  

Additional prizes will be awarded as well.  Winners will be chosen by random drawing based on the number of qualifiers that are at Beckley Auto Mall on Saturday August 24th.  

You must be at least 21 years of age to qualify and/or win.

One entry per person/per location 

Be listening to 105.9 WTNJ for more chances to register and/or qualify

All prizes are in the form of Gift Certificates/cards and must be claimed at our radio city studios located at 306 S. Kanawha Street in Beckley.  Valid ID will be required for pickup. 

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