Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan Set For Debut Hometown Rising Festival

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Tim McGraw performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Tim McGraw at the iHeartRadio Theater on Oct. 15, 2014 in Burbank, Calif.

The music and bourbon festival will hit Louisville, Ky. in September.

Independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the lineup for the inaugural Hometown Rising weekend in Louisville, Ky. Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Little Big Town will headline the debut event at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center from Sept. 14-15.

Dwight Yoakam, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels and Frankie Ballard will also join the roster of more than 30 artists playing across three stages.

"I can't think of a better location to launch a country music festival than right here in bourbon country," said Danny Wimmer in a release. "Mayor Fischer and the Louisville community continue to be great partners as we take this next step in the marriage of great music, food and bourbon."

Bourbon authority and best-selling author Fred Minnick is the festival’s official spirits curator and has helped assemble onsite experiences, including bourbon tastings and workshops for fans 21+ during Bourbon Heritage Month. The Big Bourbon Bar presented by Louisville Courier Journal will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries with special cocktails and tastings.

The brand-new festival will also see Fred Minnick’s Mini Bar presented by The Bourbon Women Association and Louisville whiskey bar The Silver Dollar will operate The Hunter’s Club, where attendees can find vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s.

"Hometown Rising is a blend of the music and culture I grew up around, in a place I now consider a second home,” added Wimmer. "While DWP is best known for our rock festivals, I was surrounded by country music growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, and I'm excited to be expanding our portfolio with a genre and a place that are both close to my heart."

Hometown Rising will be followed by two consecutive weekends of DWP festivals in Louisville including Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 20-22) and Louder Than Life (Sept. 27-29). 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 Louisville.

For more information on Hometown Rising including a full list of bourbon vendors and tickets, head to HometownRising.com.