Dierks Bentley To Headline 2022 ‘Blame My Roots’ Festival
After the success of the 2021 Blame My Roots Fest, the country music festival will return to the Belmont County hills in July with another country superstar as the headliner.
Dierks Bentley, a multi-platinum 14-time Grammy nominee, will headline the third edition of the festival on Saturday, July 16 at Valley View Farm.
“I’ve seen Dierks perform a ton of times and I’ve never been disappointed,” Blame My Roots Fest Event Coordinator Chris Dutton said. “He’s such a fun, upbeat and entertaining show. It’s impossible to not have a great time at a Dierks Bentley concert.”
Bentley’s hits include “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Drunk on a Plane,” “Somewhere on a Beach,” and “Sideways.” His studio albums have accounted for 25 singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, 17 of them reaching number one. Along with his Grammy nominations, he has won three Country Music Association awards and four Academy of Country Music awards throughout his career.
Along with Bentley, the 2022 lineup will include Chase Rice, whose album “Ignite The Night” reached No. 1 on the Billboard U.S. Country charts; Ashley McBryde, the 2018 ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year; Randy Houser, owner of six top 10 country singles; Niko Moon, who performed at the 2021 festival; James Barker Band and Priscilla Block.
The 2021 version of Blame My Roots Fest dwarfed the inaugural festival in 2019 in terms of popularity and attendance. The 2020 festival was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Last year’s festival, with Miranda Lambert as the headliner, quadrupled the attendance of the 2019 festival. Around 12,000 patrons attended last year, and festival organizers are hoping for an even bigger crowd in July.
“There was a point last July where I stood back, looked at the line of cars and people waiting to get into the festival and thought, ‘Holy cow. They actually showed up,'” Dutton said. “We were overwhelmed by the response that weekend, and continued to be overwhelmed by the response this fall. The people really did show up, and they continue to show up. I can’t wait for next July.”
The 2022 festival once again will feature an exclusive VIP area as well as The Glessner Group Country Cabanas, private viewing boxes with Country Western Chic decor and bottle service provided by some of the finest servers in the bar/nightclub industry. It will also tout late-night DJs and year two of the Food Truck Rally.
Tickets for Blame My Roots Fest 2022 are available starting at 10 a.m. today at blamefest.com.