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Friday, June 14, 2024

Rock the Country stage set as officials warn of ‘significant’ traffic delays

Rock The Country is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to the Ocala area, and officials are warning of “significant” traffic delays that will accompany the festival.

Rock The Country stage Photo Marion County Fire Rescue
The Rock The Country music festival stage is set to kick off on Friday, June 7 in Reddick.(Photo: Marion County Fire Rescue)

The festival will kick off at the Majestic Oaks Ocala, which is located at 17500 N US Hwy 441 in Reddick, later today.

Doors to the venue open at 3 p.m., with the first scheduled act, Sadie Bass, scheduled to take the stage at 4 p.m.

For the past several days, law enforcement officials have issued advisories to urge motorists to allow as much time as possible for commutes.

“Due to the size of the event and the anticipated number of attendees, please prepare for a significant increase in traffic and delays in the area,” reads a statement from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. “We urge drivers on the roadways this weekend to allow extra time for their commute, remain alert, and be cautious.”

There are several country stars slated to perform during the two-day festival, which is headlined by performances by Kid Rock on Friday and Jason Aldean on Saturday. Here is the complete schedule:

Day One (June 7)

  • 12 p.m. – Parking opens
  • 3 p.m. – Doors open
  • 4 p.m. – Sadie Bass
  • 4:40 p.m. – Gavin Adcock
  • 5:40 p.m. – Travis Tritt
  • 7:10 p.m. – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • 9:10 p.m. – Kid Rock

Day Two (June 8)

  • 12 p.m. – Parking opens
  • 3 p.m. – Doors open
  • 4 p.m. – Trippp
  • 4:40 p.m. – Elvie Shane
  • 6 p.m. – Warren Zeiders
  • 7:30 p.m. – Brantley Gilbert
  • 9:10 p.m. – Jason Aldean

Two-day general admission tickets are still available, starting from $199.99. RV and vehicle camping packages are also available for purchase.

For more information on the music festival, or to purchase tickets, visit the Rock The Country website.