• Belmont County Tourism

Blame My Roots announces lineup

Updated: 5 days ago

It was officially announced on October 1st that the Blame My Roots Fest will return July 16-18, 2020 to Valley View Campground in Belmont, Ohio. The 2019 outdoor country music festival featured 28 acts on three stages over three days. With only a few months of planning (following the announcement that Jamboree In The Hills would be on hiatus for 2019), the event was very well-received by concert goers and performers.

When announcing that BMRF would return to once again fill the hills of Belmont County with country music, event organizers promised that 2020's concert would continue to offer a blend of seasoned artists and up-and-comers.

The first lineup announcement was made November 7. Fans were beyond excited to learn that Neal McCoy would be returning to Belmont County as the Friday night closing act of Blame My Roots. McCoy holds the record for the most Jamboree In The Hills performances.

On November 21, six more acts were announced. They include: Saturday headliner Justin Moore, Jo Dee Messina, The Kentucky Headhunters, southern rock band Black Stone Cherry, the BMRF return of Whey Jennings (grandson of Waylon Jennings), and Allie Colleen (daughter of country music legends Garth Brooks). The name of the festival comes from lyrics of a Garth Brooks song and last year's concert also included performers with strong family, country "roots". More lineup announcements will be forthcoming. Be sure to check for updates and announcements.

Tickets, camping passes, and merchandise are now on sale at On Cyber Monday (December 2) you can purchase a three-day concert pass for only $99! If you want that deal and want to skip the processing fees, a "Pop-Up Box Office" will be located in the Belmont County Tourism Office (67800 Mall Ring Rd., Unit 485 inside the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Merchandise and camping passes will also be sold.

As a special bonus, a contest is also being held. The person who travels the farthest to purchase their tickets at the tourism office that day, will win two Blame My Roots t-shirts. To enter, please bring an ID showing name and proof of address, as well as your t-shirt sizes. The winner will be announced at the close of tickets sales on December 2.

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Belmont County Tourism Council

67800 Mall Ring Road

c/o Ohio Valley Mall Unit #485

St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Phone: 740-695-4359

Fax: 740-695-6437