Further Concepts in conjunction with Further Festivals announces powerhouse singer / songwriter Chase Rice will round out the headliner lineup for the inaugural Voices of America Country Music Fest (VOACMF) coming to West Chester, Ohio Thursday, Aug. 10 - Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023. This news comes on the heels of Sunday’s CMT Music Awards, in which two top artists set to perform at VOACMF this summer received honors - Lainey Wilson (Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year) and Megan Moroney (Female Breakthrough Video of the Year).
Joining Rice, Wilson and Moroney on the VOACMF stage, nationally-recognized artists Riley Green and Chris Lane kick off the festival on Thursday, Aug. 10 - the recently-announced Bonus Day - alongside headliners Alabama, Chris Young, Old Dominion, and Dan + Shay performing throughout the weekend. Concert goers can also catch talented artists Jake Owen, Gabby Barrett, Jo Dee Messina, Matt Stell, Niko Moon, Chayce Beckham, Drake Milligan, Frank Ray, Ashland Craft, Tyler Booth, Shelby Darrall and others.
Bringing together some of country music’s biggest artists and diehard country music fans for four days of live performances, great foods and tons of fun, the festival will also be filmed and featured as a full episode on one of CMT’s most-watched shows - Hot 20 Countdown. Viewers will be able to catch exclusive interviews and performances from the grounds of the festival.
Onsite, festival goers will experience more than 24 different food trucks, food vendors, and concessionaires. VOACMF partners include the Cincinnati Reds, Anheuser Busch, G & J Pepsi, Fifth Third Bank, Chevrolet, and more.
Multi-day and single-day festival passes are on sale now, visit voacountrymusicfest.com for passes and additional details. A portion of festival proceeds will benefit the Voice of America Museum.
“West Chester is the perfect fit for the Voices of America Country Music Fest; the township and Travel Butler County helped create the perfect combination for the longevity and success of this new event,” said Tyler Wogenstahl, president of Further Concepts and Investors. “With a unique balance of headliners and up-and-coming country artists, this will be Southwest Ohio’s largest country music festival. We are beyond excited to bring the Voices of America Country Music Fest to the region.”
“West Chester is thrilled to host the Voices of America Country Music Festival in 2023 bringing thousands of people to our hometown,” said West Chester Township Administrator Larry D. Burks. “Great events and collaborations make West Chester an amazing place to live and the stars will truly shine in August 2023 when our amazing partners with the Voice of America Museum, MetroParks of Butler County and Further Festivals bring this incredible event weekend to our community.”
“Butler County is excited to welcome visitors from around the country to sing, dance and have a great time at the Voice of America Country Music Fest,” said Mark Hecquet, president and CEO of Travel Butler County. “With an unbelievable lineup of performers, great on-site experience, and many things to see, do and explore during their stay in West Chester, we’re excited to welcome everyone for an amazing time next August.”
MEET US AT THE FEST
Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069
Thursday, Aug. 10 (Gates open at 5 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m., music ends at 11 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 11 (Gates open at 1 p.m., music starts at 2 p.m., music ends at 11 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 12 (Gates open at 1 p.m., music starts at 2 p.m., music ends at 11 p.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 13 (Gates open at 1 p.m., music starts at 2 p.m., music ends at 11 p.m.)