Forty-Thousand Fans Turn Out for New York City’s First Country Festival

FarmboroughCountry took a bite out of the Big Apple last weekend as New York City hosted its first-ever country festival, FarmBorough. Forty-thousand fans took over Randall’s Island Park for the three-day event, which featured headliners Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Dierks Bentley along with Maddie & Tae, Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, Charlie Worsham, Kip MooreCanaan Smith, Mickey Guyton, and many more including a Next From Nashville tent highlighting country’s up-and-coming, newest talent.

The country extravaganza packed with food and great music was a collaboration between Live Nation and Founder’s Entertainment, and by all accounts in spite of a bit of rain was a raging success, according to Live Nation President/Country Touring, Brian O’Connell.

“This weekend was a dream come true,” said O’Connell. “It really doesn’t get bigger than New York City and the way that the country community here and those who traveled to get here, took a chance on us and embraced FarmBorough in its first year has astounded me. I can’t say it enough how thankful I am to all the fans and the artists who joined in with me on this.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the success of FarmBorough’s inaugural year,” added Co-founder/Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. “New York City fully embraced the Country community and FarmBorough proved that it’s here to say. We can’t wait for 2016!”

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Randy Houser

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Maddie and Tae

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Luke Bryan

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Dustin Lynch

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