big o1OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/2/13) – The “Big O Music Festival” certainly lived up to its name Saturday night as thousands traveled to hear and meet their favorite country artists. Although the day brought temperatures well into the 90's, it didn’t keep many fans away.

Anne-Tyler Wilkerson of Henderson said she simply loves the “Big O Festival.”

"It is worth the hot weather, long lines, and all day wait just to see your favorite artist," Wilkerson said.

Many of those who spoke with SurfKY said they were most looking forward to seeing headliner Jake Owen perform. Even though music festivals seem to be about watching the performers, this year's lineup was equally happy to see their fans.

"I love watching people have a good time and sing along to my music. At the end of the day, that's what it's all about," RCA recording artist Owen said.

Owen isn’t the only “Big O” performer to recently headline a show in Kentucky. "Small Town U.S.A." singer Justin Moore kicked off and wrapped up his “Outlaws Like Me” tour here in the Bluegrass State as well.

"It was a blast and an opportunity of a lifetime to get to go out and play an arena with your name at the top of the ticket," Moore said. "It was a dream come true."

Although this may have been Moore's first time playing the “Big O,” it was not a first for Average Joe's Entertainment recording artist Colt Ford.

"I love you, Owensboro," Ford said. "They have always been so good to me. I want to play this festival every year."

big o2

The 2014 lineup hasn’t been released, but performer Kristen Kelly hopes the community will continue to support country music.

"Owensboro, thank you for the warm welcome," Kelly said. "I've had a good time today and we appreciate the support."

For more information on the festival, including artist information, visit http://www.bigomusicfest.com/

Evan Gorman
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Evan Gorman

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Campbellsville University Honors 177 Teachers for Excellence in Teaching

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (7/27/15) — Campbellsville University honored 177 teachers from 66 school districts throughout… Read More

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (7/27/15) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following reports Monday, July 27.… Read More
1 DOW 17,440.59
-127.94 (-0.73%)    
2 S&P 2,067.64
-12.01 (-0.58%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,039.78
-48.85 (-0.96%)    

Most Read This Week

July 23, 2015 14210

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 4217

Woman Accused of Striking Juvenile with Metal Belt

by SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 4062

No. 9 Steakhouse Suffers Fire; Owners Vow to…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3794

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 3771

UPDATE - GPD Recovers Stolen Vehicle, Arrest Made

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19240

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15184

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 27, 2015 3794

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3085

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 26, 2015 1576

Bikers Ride to Support Teen with Brain Cancer

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 26, 2015 1371

Muhlenberg County Traffic Advisory

by SurfKY News
July 26, 2015 943

Sounds of UK Talents Fill the Summer Air in…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 854

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 844

Baptist Health Names Regional Marketing, Public…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 767

New Madisonville Public Parking Area Announcement

by SurfKY News
July 26, 2015 750

Contemporary Christian Artist Inspires Muhlenberg…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 26, 2015 665

Legislator's Log - Week of July 26, 2015

by SurfKY News