Mar 5, 2015


Tickets On Sale Now

(DETROIT–March 5, 2015) — 99.5 WYCD, Live Nation and Olympia Entertainment announced that the 33rd annual 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown, presented by RAM Trucks, will take place at a new event space, West Riverfront Park. In partnership with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the two-day festival will take place Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, allowing concertgoers to bask in the breezes of the Detroit River while listening to some of today’s hottest country music artists, including Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Eli Young Band and Jana Kramer. 

Located along the Detroit riverfront at Jefferson and 10th Street, just west of the Riverfront Apartments and Joe Louis Arena, the park will feature concert staging, seating and lawn spaces to accommodate country fans for the Hoedown.  

“West Riverfront Park is an exciting space for us to provide our guests with top-tier entertainment right on the water and against an unbeatable backdrop of our city’s vibrant skyline,” said Tom Wilson president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. “From the sound waves to the waterways, we are thrilled to partner with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, 99.5 WYCD and Live Nation for what’s sure to culminate in an unforgettable concert experience.” 

Advanced single day tickets ($35 general admission), two day tickets ($49.50 general admission) and a limited number of reserved single day tickets go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations,, or service fee free at the Joe Louis Arena and Fox Theatre box offices and Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. 

“We are very excited to bring the 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown back to the waterfront,” noted Debbie Kenyon, market manager and senior vice president for CBS RADIO Detroit. “West Riverfront Park will make for a great setting, giving listeners a great country music experience, as well as the ambiance of the riverfront.  We feel that the artists will be equally impressed and are thrilled to have Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts as our headliners for our first year at West Riverfront Park.” 
This year’s official 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown main stage artist lineups: 
Friday, June 5 (4-11 p.m.) 
Main stages:
A Thousand Horses
Craig Wayne Boyd
Austin Webb
Brothers Osborne
Brett Eldredge
Darius Rucker

Local stage:
Alan Turner & The Steel Horse Band
Two Timin’ Band
Cadillac West
Annabelle Road

Saturday, June 6 (12-11 p.m.)
Main stages:
Michael Ray
Striking Matches
LoCash Cowboys
Ashley Monroe
Drake White
Jana Kramer
Eric Paslay
Eli Young Band
Rascal Flatts

Local stage:
Ashley Lynn & The Spurs
Joey Vee
John Maison
Kat Beal
Brian Lorente and The Usual Suspects
Buck Twenty
Paulina Jayne
David Shelby
Gunnar & The Grizzley Boys

The 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown is also sponsored by Coors Light, Coca Cola and Arby’s. 

“Downtown Hoedown is a really fun event,” said Mark Wallace, president and CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. “And, we’re thrilled to host it at West Riverfront Park. This will be an exciting summer along the Detroit riverfront and we look forward to introducing people to West Riverfront Park through our music programming.”