Welcome to Guthrie's River Ruckus
Chris Cagle, Justin Moore, and Rodney Atkins Headline the 2014 Guthrie's River Ruckus
All of the acts have finally been announced!!! Get your tickets while they last!Saturday Night's Entertainment: (July 26th - Gates Open at 4, Show Starts at 6)
Guthrie's River Ruckus is an outdoor concert held annually. It turned into a two night ordeal in 2011, but with the explosive response we heard from Chris Cagle fans, it was clear he needed to be invited back for the third straight year! The 2014 GRR will be a Three Day Event; July 24th, 25th, and 26th. It has featured a range of music from local talent to big names like the 2012 headliner Eric Church and the 2013 headliner Hank Williams Jr., which also included Big & Rich, Chris Cagle, Gretchen Wilson, Josh Thompson, Casey Donahew Band, Granger Smith, and Brad Morgan. The 2013 River Ruckus featured a large list of changes to provide everyone with a more enjoyable experience.
Go ahead and browse the site to find information on everything we can share about next year's GRR, including where to get your tickets, how to get to the concert, photos from previous years, and camping opportunities.
Zach Stone is replacing Aaron Lewis since he cancelled our show. Zach will kick things off, and Chuck and Danielle will move up a spot before Rodney Atkins finishes off the night!
Information about next year can be found here.
Map of the Grounds
Along with our many changes for the event, we have tried to make life easier for all the fans by providing this map detailing how best to navigate the grounds.
Starting Thursday, the only entrance for camping and parking will be on the east side from Highway 25. Prior to that, campers can use the west entrance off of Maple Ave. The northwest corner of the parking area will be for handicapped persons. This year, you will need to have a River Ruckus ticket to be on the grounds.
You are welcome to bring your lawn chairs into the show.
Here is a breakdown of the different vendors:
- Bob's BBQ Pit - Beef Brisket Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Pop, and Water
- Robin and Rex Adams - Tenderloins, Pizza Burgers, Hot Dogs, Cheddar Nuggets, Tea, Lemonade, and Water
- Buca-Wich - Cajun Steak, Italian Sausage, Crawfish, Meatballs, PB & J, Tuna Salad Sandwich, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Nachos, Pop, Tea, Coffee, Lemonade, and Gatorade
- Howlett Concessions - Pork Chop on a Stick and Ribeye Steak Sandwiches
- Fyfe Concessions - Grinders, Tenderloins, Sweet Potatoe Fries, Fried Pickles, and Corndogs
- G.C. Cattlemen - Steak Sandwiches
- Campbell Family Concessions - Frozen Non-Alcoholic Piña Coladas and Daiquiris
- Sugarbox Treats - Mini Donuts, Funnel Cakes, Deep Fried Treats, Nachos, Chili Cheese Nachos, Hot Dogs, Cheese Dogs, and Chili Cheese Dogs
- Merchandise Tent
- Kautzky Tree Care - Firewood
- Deardorff Kettle Corn
There is 1 MidwesTIX ticket booth where you can buy your tickets for 2015, and renew your campsite. However, you will not be able to purchase a new campsite until they go on sale to the public on August 1st, 2014.
Sunday, the fair board camping check-in booth will be open for "lost and found" items.
We have marked out pedestrian walkways for gate entry in black dotted lines. The orange dotted line is the separate entrance for VIP.
The blue lines mark out where fence will be put in for around the show and different pedestrian walkways.
The First-Aid station will be in the same spot as last year, North of the ampitheater.
The green dot Northwest of the new community building will be the drop-off and pick-up station for the shuttle service. The shuttle service will run to and from the following campsites:
- Springbrook State Park
- Lenon Mills State Wildlife Area
- Nation's Bridge Park
The two blue dots will be the RV dumping stations. One is located on the Southeast corner of the bath house in the campgrounds and the other will be near the Highway 25 exit next to the overflow camping area.
Notable Changes we are making for the Ruckus
There will be more security all around the stage, gates, and infield during the shows. There will also be more security personnel patrolling the campgrounds. Our number one concern is people's safety, and we want everyone to have a good, safe experience at Guthrie's River Ruckus.
There will be a shorter fence separating VIP and GA.
The stage for the shows will still be sitting much higher, and it will be equipped with a 17' by 27' big screen so no one will miss the fun happening up on stage this year.
Cell service this year will get additional assistance from portable cell towers provided by Verizon and U.S. Cellular.
Our 2013 beer line improvements will again be revamped for 2014. There will be ice cold beer tents scattered
throughout the show, and another by the free stage. The beer will be served out of kegs this year, to accommodate
faster service and easier cleanup.
Beer is $5 for a 16oz cup and specialty items will be $6 for a 16oz cup. The specialty items are as follows:
- Angry Orchard Hard Cider
- Twisted Tea Lemonade
- Bud Light Lime
- Busch Light
- Bud Light
- Michelob Ultra
Of course, there will still be plenty of food vendors inside the arena during the shows.
There will be A LOT of dumpsters and porta-potties scattered throughout the grounds.
Each campsite will receive 2 50 gallon garbage bags - please use these to keep the campgrounds respectable. This worked very well last year and we greatly appreciate your cooperation!