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Smoky Run Music Festival 2019 – Preview

Friday, June 20, 2019 (Butler, OH) – 

When you’re going to start a new festival, you might as well start one that’s cool. The Smoky Run Music Festival is that cool first-year festival you won’t want to miss. Packed with Americana, FolkRock, and Bluegrass it is nestled in the rolling hills of Butler (OH). With a lineup set to bring some of the coolest vibes this side of the Mississippi, it all starts June 28th and continues through June 30th. Featuring 28+ bands, camping, activities for the kids, and much more.

Smoky Run Music Festival


In the typical festival lineup formula, there are your heavyweight headliners and direct support, and then a mixture of established and maybe not so much household name bands. That’s what makes the experience so good at a festival like this. You might just take home a little something from a new favorite band or bands. In any case, you are sure to have a great time.

Grab your tickets HERE!

We have put together this preview, all of the bands in one place, for your ease to check them out ahead of the festival. We have also included all website and social media links to make previewing the bands a breeze. Check ’em out, hit ’em up, and if you dig it, give their socials a follow.

Gov’t Mule

Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Jam Band


Trampled By Turtles

Bluegrass, Folk-Rock, Alternative Country – Duluth (MN)


Railroad Earth

Americana, Rock, Improvisational – Stillwater (NJ)


Deer Tick

Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Americana – Providence (RI)


Son Volt

Americana, Rock – St. Louis (MO)


Sierra Hull

Bluegrass, Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Americana – Nashville (TN)


The Travelin’ McCourys

Bluegrass, Acoustic, JamBand – Nashville (TN)


Jeff Austin Band

Bluegrass – Arlington Heights (IL)


Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Progressive High-Energy String Band – (WI)


Rumpke Mountain Boys

Bluegrass, Jam – Cincinnati (OH)


The Way Down Wanderers

Alt-folk, Americana – Peoria (IL)


Ekoostik Hookah

Rock, Jam Band – Columbus (OH)


Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

Country, Outlaw Country – Chapel Hill (NC)


Dead Winter Carpenters

Bluegrass, Country, Rock – Tahoe City (CA)


The Wooks

Americana, Bluegrass – Lexington (KY)


Old Salt Union

Americana, Progressive String Music, Folk – Belleville (IL)


Chicago Farmer

Folk – Delavan (IL)


Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound

Folk, Rock, Soul, Americana – Ohio & Kentucky


Rachel Baiman

Folk, Old-Time, Country, Americana – Nashville (TN)


Rev. Jeff Mosier

Bluegrass, Folk, Rock, Americana, Experimental – Atlanta (GA)


Mark Lavengood Band

Roots, Folk, Bluegrass, Americana – Grand Rapids (MI)


Ben Danaher

Americana, Folk, Singer/Songwriter – Nashville (TN)


Michigan Rattlers

Rock & Roll, Country – Petoskey (MI)


Young Heirlooms

Folk Rock – Cincinnati (OH)


Sugar Creek Bluegrass

Bluegrass – Columbus (OH)



Mountain Rock – Columbus (OH)