Day 2 of Downtown Hoedown kicks off Saturday

Artists include Uncle Kracker, Jake Owen, Phil Vassar

Published On: Mar 06 2013 07:34:15 AM EST   Updated On: Jun 01 2013 12:01:10 PM EDT
DETROIT -

Day two of the 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown kicks off Saturday.

The weekend-long  99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown, presented by Ram Trucks, Coors Light and Coca Cola, will once again turn the expansive grounds surrounding Comerica Park into country music central from Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2.

“We are very excited about bringing the WYCD Downtown Hoedown back to the Comerica Park grounds for a second year.  This is an iconic event and this location offers us the opportunity to enrich the overall experience while staying in Downtown Detroit,” noted Debbie Kenyon, Sr. VP/Market Manager for CBS RADIO Detroit. "In addition to another fantastic lineup at this years’ Downtown Hoedown, we can offer the best of everything on the user-friendly grounds surrounding Comerica Park. There is great line of sight to see the performers, easy access to concessions, plentiful restroom facilities and people feel very safe in this area. Plus, there are opportunities to take a break in the shade of the Comerica Park Concourse and enjoy some of the great local talent on an additional stage inside the stadium."

The official 2013 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown main stage artist lineups:

Friday, May 31 (5 – 11 p.m.):
Maggie Rose
Katie Arminger
Parma Lee
Drake White
Uncle Kracker

Saturday, June 1 (2 - 11 p.m.):
Joel Crouse
Emerson Drive
Blackberry Smoke
Craig Morgan
Jake Owen

Sunday, June 2 (2 – 11 p.m.):
Casey James
Aaron Lewis
Phil Vassar
Joe Nichols

Keeping with tradition, local bands from the Motor City are invited to submit their band’s information at WYCD.comfor a chance to be ‘picked to play’ at this year’s 31st annual 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown.

Passes:
The WYCD Downtown Hoedown is again offering a limited number of 3-day weekend passes, for only $30, which go on sale Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. and while supplies last.

Weekend passes are available at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, or service fee free at the Joe Louis Arena and Fox Theatre box offices and Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. Advance individual day tickets will go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m.

A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Defeat The Label charity that promotes a bully free society without social labels and stereotypes.
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.