Church, Paisley, Hunt to headline Big Barrel

Brad Paisley will be one of the headliners for next summer's Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Dover.

Brad Paisley will be one of the headliners for next summer’s Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Dover.

DOVER – The lineup and ticket information for the second annual Big Barrel Country Music Festival was announced Monday morning.

The festival, which will take place June 24-26 at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, will feature headliners Brad Paisley on Friday, Sam Hunt Saturday and Eric Church on Sunday, as well as Hank Williams, Jr., Tyler Farr, Eli Young Band, Martina McBride, The Band Perry and Lee Brice.

Big Barrel will also welcome Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, The Marshall Tucker Band, Jason Isbell, Dwight Yoakum, Travis Tritt, Mark Chesnutt, as well as Charles Estin and Clare Bowen, from the ABC television series “Nashville.”

Other notable acts include three who played this year’s Delaware Junction in Harrington – Kristian Bush from Sugarland, Ashley Monroe and Claire Dunn.

Returning in 2016 are attractions including Harvest Moon Dance Hall, The BBQ Pit and The Big Barrel Market. The family-friendly area, The Patch, will also return complete with The Stable, Big Barrel’s on-site petting zoo.

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. through Three-day general admission passes start at $149 and kids 8 and under are free. Camping packages will also go on sale at that time. Guests can choose from RV packages, tent camping or The Corral Club, which includes a private air-conditioned tent. Payment plans are available.

A VIP package will also be available for $499.

Big Barrel lineup poster 2016

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