WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - West Chester is going country in the summer.
The biggest ticket in town will be to the Voices of America Country Music Fest in August.
It’ll happen on three stages along Tylersville Road and VOA Park Drive. The festival grounds will be right in front of the museum.
Tyler Wogenstahl with Further Concepts is the promoter and investor.
"We anticipate 25 to 30,000 attendees. So, 120,000 over the weekend. We needed the right space to do it and West Chester had the spot," he said.
Wogenstahl says he's a Cincinnati guy who wanted to bring a music festival to Southwest Ohio.
"Priority One is the attendee experience and if we nail the attendee experience, I think everything else from there kind of works itself out," said Wogenstahl.
He says festival tickets have been sold in 24 different states and three different countries so far.
West Chester spokesperson Barb Wilson says the economic impact will be huge.
“Our hotels are booked and we anticipate restaurants to do really well, so, we think it will have a really positive impact," Wilson said.
West Chester Police Captain Seth Hagaman says meetings have been going on behind the scenes for months.
“We are working with an area that’s never had a concert of this scale before and so we sit down and we meet on a lot of different issues, including logistics, police, security, fire issues," he said.
Captain Hagaman says fan safety is top of mind. Police will have to secure 22 acres and will have a command post on site at the festival.
"We will be able to interact with the producers of the event and send messages to the crowd and be able to react to any situation that might happen," he said.
There will be some Cincinnati staples featured at the festival, like MadTree beers and LaRosa's pizza, as well as 24 other food vendors.
Four-day passes are available now, some of which include hotel packages. Single-day tickets are also for sale, starting at $89.
The festival runs Thursday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 13.