The 11th annual Merchants & Music Festival is brought to you by the Fort Thomas Renaissance Board. The Merchants & Music outdoor festival celebrates the merchants of Fort Thomas, KY and pairs them with nationally-known recording artists and fun activities for the entire family. It includes a full day of country music, shopping with our local merchants and farmers market patrons and all in a family-friendly environment. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
Broken Bow Records artist Dustin Lynch occupies a unique place in today’s country music. Thanks to his classic sensibilities, he’s been heralded as the heir to George Strait’s throne. Yet with one listen to his newest hit, “Where It’s At,” it’s obvious the young Tennessee native knows how to combine his traditional influences with an edgy intensity that places him at the vanguard of today’s contemporary country scene.
It’s that ability to fuse his country roots with a progressive musical vision that makes Lynch one of today’s most successful young artists. His self-titled debut hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart – making him the only new male artist to achieve such a feat that year. The album’s lead single, “Cowboys and Angels,” exceeded platinum sales status while earning Lynch a legion of devoted fans. “Cowboys and Angels” became a modern day country classic, ending the year as one Billboard’s Top 5 Country Songs of 2012.
Lynch further cemented his next-big-thing status with the sexy, up-tempo barnstormer “She Cranks My Tractor” which reached #1 on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. The accolades continued to pour in, among them Rolling Stone heralding Lynch as “The New Hat in Town” in the magazine’s 2013 “Best of Rock” issue. Lynch’s career momentum continued as he opened for Keith Urban on his recent Light the Fuse Tour and earned critical praise from American Songwriter, Billboard, Country Weekly, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, People, The Washington Post and USA Today, to name a few.
If you have never attended, here is what you’ve been missing:
Live Music, Great food, beer and wine, USO Tent, Children’s Activities, and Local Businesses
Thank you to our sponsors: