DETROIT -

Get ready country music fans, the 30th annual 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown is coming to Detroit in June.

The event, which is scheduled for June 8-10, will take over the grounds surrounding Comerica Park and is stocked with a superstar lineup - including four-time ACM winner Miranda Lambert.

“The 30th anniversary of the WYCD Downtown Hoedown marks a tremendous milestone for this iconic Detroit event and offers an ideal opportunity to enrich the overall experience for attendees,” said Debbie Kenyon, senior vice president and market manager of CBS Radio Detroit. “We had outgrown our previous riverfront location but remained 100 percent committed to keeping the WYCD Downtown Hoedown in the city of Detroit. We can provide the best of everything on the user-friendly grounds surrounding Comerica Park. People feel it’s very safe and truly enjoy attending sporting events and concerts there. The layout also allows for much larger and more elaborate staging and better visibility for fans to enjoy the performers. Attendees will also have easier access to concessions; cleaner, more plentiful restroom facilities; and opportunities to take a break in the shade of the Comerica Park concourse.”

The official 2012 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown main stage artist line up:


Friday, June 8:
JT Hodges
Dustin Lynch
Andy Gibson
Edens Edge
Josh Gracin

Saturday, June 9:
Glen Templeton
Katie Armiger
Tyler Farr
The Farm
Jana Kramer
Hunter Hayes
Montgomery Gentry
Dierks Bentley

Sunday, June 10:
Thomas Rhett
Craig Campbell
Kip Moore
Jerrod Niemann        
Chris Young
Miranda Lambert  
                                                       
For the first time ever, the local talent lineup will be voted on by listeners. Information about the 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown local talent contest can be found on the station’s website,www.wycd.com.

This year also marks the first year that the 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown will be a ticketed event. A limited number of 30th anniversary, 3-day passes, for only $30, will go on sale this Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m., while supplies last. Weekend passes are available at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, or service fee free at the Joe Louis Arena, The Fox Theatre and Hockeytown Authentics in Troy box offices. Advance individual day tickets and VIP PARTY PIT Passes will be available at a later date. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Beaumont Health System’s Healthy Heart Check student heart screening program.

Debuting in 1983, the annual event has played host to such legendary country artists as Hank Williams, Jr., Brenda Lee, Tanya Tucker, Mel Tillis and Willie Nelson, revered megastars Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and Big & Rich, and today’s most popular breakout country and crossover bands like Rascal Flatts, Lonestar and Lady Antebellum.