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Binghamton Represents at Taste of Country Music Festival! [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Think of it as the Woodstock of country music.  The Taste of Country Music Festival took place at Hunter Mountain and Binghamton was in the house.  Er, make that the field!

The torrential downpours of Thursday night definitely didn’t damper things as the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival kicked off Thursday with Willie Nelson and Family, Parmalee, LoCash Cowboys, Weston Burt and Hop City Hell Cats. And the fun continued Friday with the music of Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Justin Moore, Craig Campbell, Blackberry Smoke, Rachel Farley, Austin Webb, Dakota Bradley and Chelsea Cavanaugh.  Saturday featured: Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Gloriana, Dustin Lynch, Lisa Matassa, Katie Armiger and Tumbleweed Highway.  Whew!  I told you- it’s the country version of Woodstock!

Hawk listeners from all over the Southern Tier were at the festival and they shared the excitement with us.

Check out these pics from Alecia Clark of Windsor:

My Digital Editor, Mark Hemmer was at TOC Fest and took these excellent shots:

Krista Graham of Spencer got up close and personal with a lot of the acts:

Judi Whittaker was at TOC Fest with her daughter Aubrey and Aubrey’s friends Jessie and Sarah.  Here are their pics:

My friend Shaun worked security at TOC Fest and sent a couple really awesome pics:

And of course I couldn’t let Shaun get by without chatting, so we called him during the Hawk Morning Show Friday and got the scoop:

Chad Johnson of Endicott called me Thursday night and held up his phone so that I could hear LoCash Cowboys when they were on stage and they sounded phenomenal. Chad also told me that while he was waiting for his fiance who was using the restroom, a man walked up to him and gave him a pass to meet Montgomery Gentry. How awesome is that?!? Chad promised he’ll take pictures for us!

Amy Hand of Waverly sent me this pic of Craig Campbell performing:

Craig Campbell

What’s better than watching Craig Campbell perform? Um, how about meeting him? This came to me via Twitter from Cindy Short

Cindy Short with Lo Cash Cowboys and Craig Campbell

Ever wonder what stage set up looks like before the show starts? Wonder no more!

Heather Soulsby of Johnson City and her friend Kory whooped it up at Taste of Country Fest:

Heather and Kory

Alecia Clark of Windsor took some fantastic videos for me to share with you.  Enjoy!

If you were at TOC Fest and have pics or video to share, I’d love to check them out!  You can email me at:

If you haven’t heard, tickets are already on sale for the 2014 Taste of Country Music Festival, which will happen June 13th-15th at Hunter Mountain and the headliner will be Brad Paisley.

*If some of the pictures/video aren’t showing up on your computer, hit refresh and they should appear. 

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