February 9, 2016



Prime Social Group is excited to announce the headliners of the sophomore year of Country Night Lights. The inaugural year of the festival boasted jaw-dropping performances from Sam Hunt and Easton Corbin with support from Chase Bryant and a roster of young artists whose careers were further catapulted after their appearance at Country Night Lights 2015.

The bill for the Athens, Ohio music festival taking place Friday, September 23rd – Saturday, September 24th, 2016 will include Billboard chart-toppers, Jake Owen and Brett Eldredge!

When plans for a professional golfing career were derailed by an injury, country songwriter Jake Owen picked up a guitar and never looked back. His debut, Startin’ with Me, appeared in summer 2006 on RCA, spearheaded by the single “Yee Haw.” In the summer of 2011, Owen’s release Barefoot Blue Jean Night was his biggest hit to date, launching number one country singles in its title track and “Alone with You.” On February 2nd, 2016, Owen announced via Facebook that a second single from the album, still yet to be named, will be released to country radio in March 2016.

Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois on March 23, 1986. Eldredge’s first single, “Raymond,” a poignant song about an Alzheimer’s patient, was issued in September of 2010 and earned respectable radio play. 2012’s “Don’t Ya” was a genuine hit, selling over a million units and peaking at number five on the Country Singles chart. May 2015 brought Eldredge another country hit, “Lose My Mind,” which rose to number 12 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and “Just a Taste” followed in July 2015.

“After an amazing inaugural year headlined by Sam Hunt, we are thrilled to have Jake Owen and Brett Eldredge joining us this year as we expand the festival to two music packed days,” says PSG co-founder, Adam Lynn. “Beyond the exceptional artist roster, the festival grounds are located just a few minutes away from 30,000 college students at Ohio University. OU students who form the core of our audience, bring a special energy to the show that makes CNL an amazing festival to attend or to perform at.”

“Now that we have purchased the festival site we are heavily investing into the infrastructure of the grounds,” adds festival partner Dominic Petrozzi. “It’s amazing what we have been able to do to the site in only one year of owning it. Our fans will definitely appreciate the new amenities we have added in all aspects of the festival.”

Early Bird GA tickets SOLD OUT in record timing this year. 2-day GA tickets start at $75. VIP, single day, camping, and RV passes are now on sale. Information and tickets can be found at This event is all ages but patrons must be 21 years of age with valid ID to consume alcohol.

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December 10, 2015


Country Night Lights returns to The Venue Of Athens in Athens, OH on September 23 & 24, 2016! The festival has expanded to a two-day festival, and is also offering two-night camping on-site.

2-day Early Bird tickets will go on sale at 10AM on Wednesday, December 16 here at and on There are only a limited amount of Early Bird tickets available, and they are the cheapest tickets that will be available – mark your calendar!

Camping will be available on the nights of Friday, Sept. 23 & Saturday, Sept. 24. Each person camping will need their own camping pass. For more info on camping, please click here or click “Camping” at the top of the menu bar.

Your Country Night Lights 2016 lineup is coming soon, and we can’t wait to share it with you! Follow Country Night Lights on Facebook, Twitter @cntrynghtlghts, and Instagram @countrynightlights for more info!