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Buckle Up Music Fest: Need to know before you go

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Buckle Up Festival is this weekend, the three-day inaugural event that will bring country music fans down to the banks of the Ohio River.

From the man who brought you Bunbury and MidPoint, Bill Donabedian says Buckle Up will feature music from the heartland across six stages at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove.

Headliners include Alabama, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Willie Nelson and The Band Perry.

The three-day festival is Friday through Sunday.

Tickets: Purchase online prior to the event or at the gate. The Ticket box office opens at 1 p.m. each day of the festival. $69 one-day, $154 three-day, $325 three-day VIP.

Lineup: Friday acts include Eric Paslay, Jamie Lynn Spears, Eli Young Band, Jamey Johnson and Alabama. Saturday features Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Nelson and more. Sunday performers include David Nail, Thompson Square and The Band Perry. Click here for the entire lineup by day (http://bit.ly/1ssxNBB).

Parking: While the Cincinnati Reds are out of town, the Banks parking may be crowded Saturday due to Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert in concert at Great American Ball Park. Suggested parking is along Eggleston and as far north as the Casino. Click here for a map and list of parking garages in downtown Cincinnati (http://bit.ly/1k58o9n).

ATMs: Count on plenty of ATMs at the event site. Organizers say vendors are encourage to accept credit cards but can't guarantee it.

Lodging: Click here for a list of hotels near the event (http://bit.ly/VXA0Il). Here are all the hotels in the Cincinnati area (http://bit.ly/1mfydb9). If you'd like to pitch a tent, check out this list of campsites near the event (http://bit.ly/VJJgPO).

Craft Beer: The Craft Beer Village at Bunbury Festival is back for Buckle Up, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery. It's located north west of the Lawn Stage near the Cininnatus statue. The lineup features Oskar Blues, Blank Slate, Harpoon, Lazy Magnolia, Rivertown, Upland, West Sixth, New Belgium, Blue Moon, Crispin, Leinenkugel's and Magners Irish Cider. There are also plenty of food vendors too.

Playlist: You can listen to the sounds of Buckle Up Music Festival and get pumped with this YouTube playlist (http://bit.ly/1sszxee).

Connect: The Buckle Up Mobile App for iPhone and Android helps you navigate the three-day event with an interactive map. You can also create you own schedule, find vendors and browse the bands/music. Click here to view in the App Store. Click here to view in the Android Market. The festival is also very active on social media. Follow the fun on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Beltbuckles are encouraged.

Read more information at www.buckleupfestival.com.

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