Many of you know how much I dearly admire this festival and it’s family that that organizes the event yearly. This event played a huge role in the evolution of one Mr. Tyler Childers, and the phenomenon that he and his band are. I do this for over 200 yearly festivals, as a labor of love. But a few of them go beyond just business, and this is one of them.

I cannot say at this juncture whether I’ll be there covering the event or not in person, but I will have some interviews and side articles coming for them regardless. This article should pretty much supply you with all of the information you need to enjoy this event, directions, Spotify playlist, rules and videos.

I can tell you from last year that camping was VERY FUN, and the high trees on the sides made the sun set earlier than usual. YOU WILL NOT HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE. There were no water filling stations, so bring plenty of water. LAST YEAR WAS HOT HOT HOT. There is GOOD FOOD available to purchase, and you can have grills.

This is a one stage event that is VERY easy to catch all of the action as it transpires all day, and it is very family orientated and laid back. There is no trouble, however there is still a very nice security company that is there to tend to any emergencies. All of the staff is on donations of services, parking lot attendants and gate staff are all SO NICE.

Mr. Joshua and I firmly believe what sets us apart from  many other websites is that we completely cover the event, not only for the music but we delve into the vendors and food.


*Kickin’ It On the Creek is SOLD OUT!!
*If you do not have a ticket, you are not permitted on festival
*You must have your wristband on at ALL times, if you lose
your wristband, you may not re-enter the festival!
*Must be 21+, We will be checking IDs.
*Gates open on Wednesday, September 12th at noon.
*This is a dry county so BYOB!
*Do to limited space, we do encourage carpooling. Please
pass this on with your friends.
*We are sold out of RV passes. If you have a RV pass, we do
not allow RV’s over 16 feet.
*Ice and water will be available on site!
*We have 8 amazing food vendors on site.
*There will be pay showers.
*With no ATMs or internet service to swipe your card, you
must bring CASH for food trucks, craft vendors, band merch
*We are 30 min from stores, hotels, etc. Please pack
accordingly for your stay!
* Primitive camping is free, we encourage everyone to stay.
*Please keep your camp site as minimal as possible due to
limited amount of space. Save room for your neighbor!
*Small campfires are permitted, we just ask for you to clean it
up before you leave!
*No ATVs are permitted on festival grounds! If that is your
mode of transportation, you must park it at the entrance.
*We will not hold tickets for anyone at the gate!
*If you plan on camping with your friends, you must arrive
together. We will not hold any spots.
*This is a rural national forest location. GPS will not likely
direct you to the proper location. Route to festival will be well
marked with green dots, black arrows and signs from
Irvine. Directions can be found at
*The amazing Hargett Fire Department will be doing our
parking again this year. These heroes save lives for free,
please tip them generously to park your car!
*We will provide shuttles if needed.
*If you are caught sneaking in Kickin’ It On the Creek, It will be
considered trespassing and you will be barred for life from
our festival.
*We strive hard to provide you with a safe, friendly, loving
environment to watch 56 of the most amazing acts on the
All we ask is that you love your neighbors, treat everyone
with respect, take out what you bring in, and to treat our farm
as if it were your own.
*Please arrive with a smile, make yourself at home, and
tighten up your dancin; shoes cause it’s gonna be a good
*Ticket purchase and attendance is personal acceptance for
liability for all actions while on site!

Tyler Childers

town Mountain

The Wooks

Arlo McKineley And The Lonesome Sound

Buffalo Wabs And The Price Hill Hustle

Joseph Huber

John R. Miller And The Engine Lights

Laid Back Country Picker

Wayne Graham

William Matheny

Magnolia Boulevard


Senora May

Luna And The Mountain Jets

Joe’s Truck Stop

Geno Seale And The Porch Front Gospel

Vintage Pistol

The Hi-Jivers

Morgan Wade And The Stepbrothers

Giant Rooster Sideshow

Miles Miller

Jericho Woods


Chloe Edmonstone


Donnie Issacs

Tom Cool

Troy Estess

Alex Wright

Padre Paul Handleman

Green Genes

Jim White

Abe Partridge

Kelsey Waldon

The Larry Keel Experience


Best Western Richmond Hotel

3-star hotel
Humble spot with free breakfast & WiFi
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Courtyard by Marriott Lexington Keeneland/Airport

4-star hotel
Airport hotel with a free shuttle & WiFi
Free Wi-Fi

Cliffview Resort

Rustic lodging with a conference center
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Chocolat Inn & Café

Boutique Hotel

Misty Mountain Overlooking Muir Valley

Extended Stay Hotel

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

3-star hotel
Hiking trails & a massive sandstone arch

Cliffview Retreat 11 Bedroom Luxury Lodge


Travelwise Motor Inn


Campton Parkway Inn

2-star hotel
Simple rooms, plus free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Snug Hollow

Bed & Breakfast

Oak Tree Inn

2-star hotel

Bowen Farm Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

The Rustic Red Hostel


Black Bear Lodge Motel

Basic rooms with balconies & views

Li’l Abner Motel & Cottages

Simple lodging with an outdoor pool
Free Wi-Fi

Black Bear Lodge & Creek Side Chalet


Natural Bridge Campground


Not long ago I ran a nice article for them on the documentary they filmed

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