ON SALE NOW Coming To Cleveland BRAND NEW, Two-Day Music Festival



WMMS Buzzard Fest – Friday, August 4

WGAR Country Jam – Saturday, August 5

 Victory Park Ohio

(7777 Victory Lane – North Ridgeville, OH)

CLEVELAND, OH (April 25, 2023) – Victory Park OhioiHeartMedia Cleveland and Elevation Festivals, creators and producers of the Midwest’s largest contemporary music festivals, are collaborating on Victory Live featuring WMMS Buzzard Fest and WGAR Country Jam. 

Victory Live will debut Friday, August 4, 2023 with Buzzard Fest featuring the 23x platinum-selling band Incubus, Grammy-nominee, American Music Award and MTV VMA winner Bushplus +LIVE+ and two bands Cleveland born and bred: Filter and Welshly Armsand more! Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Day 2, Saturday, August 5, 2023, will feature WGAR Country Jam. Chris Young headlines Country Jam as the most nominated artist at last year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. Chris will close Country Jam following the first-ever solo Cleveland concert performance by Brian Kelley, one half of GRAMMY-nominated, global superstar duo Florida Georgia Line. Also appearing are Gavin DeGrawDalton DoverTigirlily GoldKidd G and Northeast Ohio’s own Mark LeachDoors open at 1:30 p.m.

Victory Live featuring WMMS Buzzard Fest and WGAR Country Jam will take place at Victory Park Ohio – Home of Victory Sports Park located at 7777 Victory Lane in North Ridgeville, OH.  

Buzzard Fest, the flagship WMMS music extravaganza, will return to Northeast Ohio for the first time in 23 years (June 30, 2000). In the past, Buzzard Fest was staged at Blossom Music Center and Jacobs Pavilion and featured artists including: The Ramones, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Stone Temple Pilots, 311, Goo Goo Dolls and more.

For 28 years, dating back to 1992, WGAR Country Jam became a Cleveland summer concert event staple. The once annual country music festival, previously staged at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, has included past concert performances by and/or has helped to launch the careers of many of today’s biggest country music stars including: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, Alabama, The Chicks, Blake Shelton and many more.

“We’re excited to partner with Victory Park Ohio and Elevation Festivals, bringing back two historic events for our listeners this summer,” stated Keith Hotchkiss, Market President of iHeartMedia Cleveland. “Fans can expect a world class music festival experience, and a memorable weekend of rock and country, when the legendary Buzzard Fest of 100.7 WMMS and the iconic 99.5 WGAR Country Jam return to Cleveland.”

“Victory Park Ohio is excited to partner with iHeartMedia Cleveland, 100.7 WMMS, 99.5 WGAR, Elevation and Victory Entertainment to host the long-awaited return of  Buzzard Fest and the re-emergence of WGAR Country Jam,” stated Victory Park Ohio Managing Partner, Joseph Borkey, Sr. “Our state-of-the-art facilities and convenient location combined with WMMS and WGAR’s ability to unite thousands of people through live music, great food and so much more, creates the foundation for a spectacular Summer weekend outdoors!”


Single-Day Tickets start at $65 (+svc fees), Weekend Tickets – $109 (+svc fees) . Prices on all tickets will increase in tiers as more tickets sell and as we get closer to the event. On-site parkingpasses will also be available for purchase in advance.

For all of the latest info as it becomes available please visit victorylivefest.comwmms.com,wgar.com and follow Victory Live, WMMS and WGAR on social media:

Instagram: @victorylivefest  @1007wmms  @995wgar

Twitter:  @victorylivefest   @wmms   @995wgar

Facebook:  @victorylivefes@WMMSCleveland  @995wgar

Elevation, based in Chagrin Falls, OH, presents WonderStruck in ClevelandWonderWorks Festival in Pittsburgh, WonderRoad Indianapolis and the WonderBus Music & Arts Festival in Columbus. Wonder festivals are two and three-day music events, feature between 25 and 30 musical performers, including global, national and local artists, entertain thousands of music enthusiasts while also raising money for various causes.

Elevation Festival Events

Duran Duran at WonderBus Music Fest – Columbus, OH   August 26, 2022

AJR at WonderStruck in Cleveland   July 25, 2021

Vampire Weekend at WonderRoad Indianapolis   June 11, 2022

Victory Park Ohio

Victory Park Ohio is located on more than 60 acres in North Ridgeville, Ohio. We are the most unique sports and entertainment facility in Northeast Ohio hosting numerous athletic leagues, local and national tournaments, corporate and special events, team building, private parties and much more.

iHeartMedia Cleveland

iHeartMedia Cleveland owns and operates WGAR, WMMS, WHLK, WMJI, WAKS, WTAM, WARF, REAL 106.1 and BIN 99.1 and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month, and has a portfolio of unmatched consumer brands and industry-leading events. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next four podcast publishers combined; has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand; and is the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts.  The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

April 25, 2023 8:30 am

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