***UPDATE: 2/9/16: Unfortunately FarmBorough Festival has been canceled for 2016 per the FarmBorough website.
Last year the inaugural FarmBorough Festival took over Randall’s Island and brought 3 days of country music to NYC. The fest was such a success it’s coming back in 2016, and the first performers were just announced! Headlining this year’s festival are Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Toby Keith, along with a rare performance from Brooks and Dunn. Secret Fangirl faves Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves & A Thousand Horses are also slated to perform over the 3-day festival in June. We had a blast at last year’s event and are so excited it’s back in NYC! The fest has 2 stages of music, plus great food and fun activities throughout the weekend.
FarmBorough Festival 2016
June 17-19 2016
Randall’s Island, NYC Buy Tickets
2016 Lineup (as of January 2016, more TBA)
A Thousand Horses
Brooks & Dunn
Three day, general admission passes for the festival go on sale January 29th at 10am. Can’t make it all 3 days? This year they will be offering single day tickets for sale at a later date TBD. Head over to the FarmBorough Festival website for all the info, including ticket payment plans.
Only two more weeks until NYC Goes Country! FarmBorough Festival, the city’s first ever country music festival is coming to Randall’s Island June 26-28, with an outstanding lineup of exciting new faces and familiar acts alike. We’ll be previewing the schedule for each day of the Festival leading up to the event. Up first: Day 1, Friday, June 26th!
1. Canaan Smith – Main Stage 3:00pm
Canaan is kicking the festival off, just days after the release of his debut album “Bronco.” We are so excited to see Canaan again and finally be able to sing along to every word (guitar solos included!) You don’t want to miss this set.
2. The Cadillac Three – Next From Nashville Stage 4:55pm
These guys know how to ROCK and will definitely get the party started. For a band that only has three members, The Cadillac Three sure know how to cause a raucous!
3. Maddie & Tae – Main Stage 5:00pm
Maddie & Tae are two tomatoes that certainly turned country music head over heels with their single “Girl In A Country Song” earlier this year. This duo is poised to fly right to the top of everyone’s “Must See” lists when this festival wraps up!
4. Chris Stapleton – Next From Nashville Stage 5:50pm
Chris has written some of the biggest recent hits to come out of Nashville and his soulful debut album is an instant classic! Chris gets rave reviews for his live performance as well, and we can’t wait to check it out.
5. Dierks Bentley – Main Stage 9:20pm
5-1-5-0 we’re going to go loco for Dierks’ headlining set! Country People’s Hottest Guy In Country is sure to heat up the stage as the sun sets on Farmborough’s inaugural evening. We can’t wait for the sure to be epic festival wide sing-along to “Drunk On A Plane.”
We are T-minus 36 days away from FarmBorough Festival, New York’s first country music festival, and what is sure to be one of the most memorable weekends of the Summer! The Festival just released the full lineup and schedule, so you’ll have plenty of time to plot which sets you’d like to catch. Canaan Smith will kick off the festivities first on the Main Stage Friday afternoon, while Luke Bryan will have you singing “I Don’t Want This Night To End” when he closes the fest Sunday night.
In between, we can’t wait to catch Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, The Railers, The Cadillac Three, Chris Stapleton, Logan Mize, Mickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae, Charlie Worsham, and more. Visit FarmBoroughFestival.com for the full schedule and get ready for when NYC Goes Country!
FarmBorough Festival 2015
ft. Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley
Randall’s Island – New York, NY
June 26 – 28th 2015 Buy Tickets
In between sets, or when you need a break from it all, FarmBorough will have plenty of other activities! Everything from a giant slide to an epic burger cook off, and even a beach house! You’ll find us in the “Festival Fare” section, with some of our favorite eats from Luke’s Lobster and Handsome Hanks.
We’re not sure what’s happened to Spring in New York, so we’re dreaming about Summer concerts. It’ll warm up someday, right? We’re about two months away from the inaugural FarmBorough Festival – NYC’s first Country fest. We can’t wait for a weekend listening to our favorite Country artists under the stars on warm Summer night on Randall’s Island. Of course we’ll be singing along to hits like Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again” and Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane,” but we’re also excited to see some of Country’s newer acts. Here’s our Playlist for the up and comers we can’t wait to check out at FarmBorough Fest!
June 26-28 2015
Randall’s Island, NYC Buy Tickets
1. Canaan Smith – “Hole In A Bottle”
We had so much fun during Canaan’s energetic set on the “Where It All Began Tour” with Dan + Shay. He got the crowd going from the start, opening with this fun track from his EP that is sure to be a hit.
2. The Railers – “Ray Bans” The Railers have a sunny outlook on life and their music is just as fun as they are during a live show. “Ray Bans” is a great display of how well their voices harmonize together as well as blending their influences.
3. Chris Stapleton – “Traveller”
Chris has written hits like Luke Bryan’s “Drink A Beer” and Thomas Rhett’s new single, “Crash and Burn.” He’s about to release his first solo album, “Traveller,” in early May. His album release show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC sold out, so we can’t wait to see his set at FarmBorough!
4. The Cadillac Three – “I’m Southern”
The Cadillac Three’s new single “White Lightening” is super mellow compared to previous songs from these Southern boys. Their live shows are not to be missed – they definitely bring some rock n roll to country.
5. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
The duo crashed onto the scene with their anti-bro country anthem last year. They also released one of our favorite music videos of the year.