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.
***FESTIVAL INFORMATION & DO’S AND DON’TS***
*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 TOLERATE ANY DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
OR DISREPECT TO ANYONE ON OUR PROPERTY.
*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
*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!
Arlo McKineley And The Lonesome Sound
Buffalo Wabs And The Price Hill Hustle
John R. Miller And The Engine Lights
Geno Seale And The Porch Front Gospel
Morgan Wade And The Stepbrothers
Giant Rooster Sideshow
Courtyard by Marriott Lexington Keeneland/Airport
Chocolat Inn & Café
Misty Mountain Overlooking Muir Valley
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Cliffview Retreat 11 Bedroom Luxury Lodge
Travelwise Motor Inn
Campton Parkway Inn
Oak Tree Inn
Bowen Farm Bed and Breakfast
Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast
The Rustic Red Hostel
Black Bear Lodge Motel
Li’l Abner Motel & Cottages
Black Bear Lodge & Creek Side Chalet
Natural Bridge Campground
Not long ago I ran a nice article for them on the documentary they filmed