The Essential 2017 Country Music Festival Guide

The Essential 2017 Country Music Festival Guide

From coast to coast, there’s a festival for everyone, boasting the biggest names in the format, from hot contemporary stars to classic country legends. But don’t forget, these festivals are also a great opportunity to meet and hear some of the brightest up-and-coming local, regional and national talent, so get there early.

And check, check, then triple-check that you have your tickets, credentials AND CAMERA! You won’t want to miss one bit of the action or that once-in-a-lifetime photo op with Keith Urban.

Check festival websites for official lineup, pricing and all other details.

The 2017 Nash Country Daily Guide to Country Music Festivals


When What, Where, Wallet Who & What’s Up
13-16 30A Songwriters Festival
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Hayes Carll, Chely Wright, Leigh Nash, Bobby Bare, Jr., Kristian Bush, Jim Lauderdale, Jackson Browne, Grace Potter, Chuck Wicks, Shawn Mullins, Kim Richey, Jay Farrar, Drew Holcomb, Kelsey Waldon, Jeffrey Steele, Deana Carter, and many, many more.
19–22 Crash My Playa
Riviera Maya, Mexico
This year’s event has already come and gone, but now’s a good time to start thinking about your 2018 plans. Here’s who played in 2017: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Dustin Lynch, Brothers Osborne, Little Big Town, Randy Houser, Old Dominion, Lucie Silvas, Brooke Eden, Adam Craig and Kelleigh Bannen
27–FEB. 3 The Country Music Cruise
Tampa, Key West, Cozumel, Costa Maya
The 2017 cruise is already sold out. But now is the time to sign up for next year’s cruise, Feb. 3 through Feb. 10, 2018. Here’s 2018’s lineup: Alabama Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Mickey Gilley Lorrie Morgan Bobby Bare Jim Stafford Johnny Lee T. Graham Brown Dailey & Vincent Lacy J. Dalton Asleep At The Wheel Jeannie Seely Wade Hayes Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys Comedian Jon Reep Host – Lorianne Crook Grand Ole Opry at Sea – A Very Special Performance Event Elvis Tribute Artists
30–FEB. 3 Castaway with Southern Ground
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Zac Brown Band performing 2 full shows, plus one main stage show from each of the following: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Toots & the Maytals, JJ Grey & Mofro, Maren Morris, Margo Price, Drake White and the Big Fire, Muddy Magnolias, Brian Collins & Friends, Corey Harper and others
19–26 Cayamo: A Journey Through Song
Miami, St. Maarten, Tortola
Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, The Wainwright Family, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Kacey Musgraves, Paul Thorn, Shawn Mullins, Jim Lauderdale, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Will Hoge, Parker Millsap, The Secret Sisters, Glen Phillips, Amy Helm, Maren Morris, North Mississippi Allstars, Luke Bulla, Angaleena Presley, Love Junkies, American Aquarium, Sam Lewis, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Gretchen Peters, Randall Bramblett, Ruby Amanfu, Skyline Motel, Gurf Morlix, Ruston Kelly, Beth Wood, Ryan Hurd, Bonnie Bishop, Christian Lopez, Brian Dunne, The Mulligan Brothers, Sarah Potenza and Trout Steak Revival – This year’s ship is fully booked, but there is a waiting list.
26–March 2 The Outlaw Country Cruise
Miami, Grand Cayman
Blackberry Smoke, The Mavericks, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Billy Joe Shaver, Wanda Jackson, Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings & Waymore’s Outlaws, Joe Ely Band, Carlene Carter, Chris Knight, Dale Watson And His Lone Stars, Ray Benson, Old 97’s, Elizabeth Cook, Jim Lauderdale, Drivin’ N Cryin’, The Secret Sisters, Supersuckers, Bottle Rockets, The Mastersons, Rosie Flores, Jesse Dayton, Scott H. Biram, Laura Cantrell, Heybale!, Dallas Wayne, Roger Alan Wade, Mojo Nixon, Buick 6 and others – This year’s ship is fully booked, but there is a waiting list.
2–12 Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City, Fla.
Willie Nelson and Family, Kip Moore, Kane Brown, 3 Doors Down, Clare Bowen & Charles Esten, Little Big Town, The Bellamy Brothers, Jennifer Nettles, Brenda Lee, Tracy Byrd, Scotty McCreery, Cab Calloway Orchestra, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Blues Brothers, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Elle King, Maddie & Tae, Patti LaBelle, Joe Nichols, Rascal Flatts “Rhythm & Roots” Tour and others
7–26 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Houston, Texas
Aaron Watson, Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, Alicia Keys, Alan Jackson, Sam Hunt, Meghan Trainor, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Fifth Harmony, Willie Nelson, Banda El Recodo, Siggno, Florida Georgia Line, ZZ Top, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band and others
24–26 CMC Rocks QLD 2017
Willowbank, Queensland, Australia
Adam Harvey, Brothers 3, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Charles Esten, Christie Lamb, Col Finley, Craig Campbell, Deep Creek Road, Dixie Chicks, Doug Bruce & The Tailgaters, Drew Baldridge, Eric Paslay, Granger Smith, Imogen Clark, Jasmine Rae, Kayla Mahon, Kaylens Rain, Kip Moore, Lee Kernaghan, Little Big Town, Michael Ray, Morgan Evans, The McClymonts, The Shires, The Wolfe Brothers, Tyler Farr and others
30–April 2 ACM Party For a Cause
Las Vegas
Michael Ray, The Swon Brothers, Midland, Alyssa Micaela, Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, LOCASH, Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Big & Rich, MAddie & Tae, Brett Young, William Michael Morgan, Dee Jay Silver, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane, Tucker Beathard, Dylan Scott, Old Dominion, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Seth Ennis, Kane Brown, Easton Corbin, Scotty McCreery and more
6–9 Country Thunder Arizona
Florence, Ariz.
Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae, Joe Nichols, Frankie Ballard, LOCASH, Oak Ridge Boys, Terri Clark, Jon Pardi, High Valley, Aaron Watson, Randy Rogers Band, Runaway June and others
7–9 Tortuga Music Festival
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Slightly Stoopid, Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Nelly, Michael Ray, Locash, Daya, G. Love & Special Sauce, Drake White & The Big Fire, Brett Young, Luke Combs, Chris Lane, Raelynn, Brooke Eden, High Valley, Steve Moakler, Delta Rae, Brandon Lay, Russell Dickerson, Ashley McBryde, Jon Langston, Jordan Davis, Marcus King Band, Quaker City Night Hawks, DJ Rock, DJ Bad Ash and others

A portion of the proceeds goes directly to Rock the Ocean’s Conservation Village, an organization that works to ensure ocean conservation and sustainable fishing.

24–29 Larry Joe Taylor Texas Music Festival
Stephenville, Texas
Asleep at the Wheel, Randy Rogers Band, Whiskey Myers, Josh Abbott Band, William Clark Green, Sam Riggs, Cody Johnson Band, Casey Donahew Band, Parker McCollum and others
28–29 SpringJam
Panama City Beach, Fla.
Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Colbie Caillat, A Thousand Horses, LOCASH and Charles Esten
28–30 Las Cruces Country Music Festival
Las Cruces, N.M.
Kacey Musgraves, The Eli Young Band, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Marshall Tucker Band, Bri Bagwell and others
28–30 Stagecoach Festival
Indio, Calif.
Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Margo Price, Brett Eldredge, Travis Tritt, Tyler Farr, Cam, Cole Swindell, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Randy Houser, Cowboy Junkies, Cyndi Lauper, Dan + Shay, 38 Special, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Brooke Eden, Tucker Beathard, William Michael Morgan, Anderson East, Cody Johnson, Brent Cobb, Drew Holcomb and teh Neighbors, Elle King, Jamey Johnson, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Doe, John Moreland, Jon Pardi, Justin Townes Earle, Kiefer Sutherland, Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, Nikki Lane, Randy Rogers Band, Ryan Hurd, Steep Canyon Rangers, Courtney Cole, Son Volt, The Cadillac Three and others
3–6 Suwanee River Jam
Live Oak, Fla.
Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and others
10–14 Key West Songwriter’s Festival
Key West, Fla.
Saturday mainstage lineup TBA April 10. Cam, Steve Cropper, Dylan Altman Band, Jeffrey Steele, Al Anderson, Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Camp, Chuck Cannon, Bob Dipiero, Even Stevens, Jack Ingram, Liz Rose, Lee Thomas Miller, Wendell Mobley, Dean Dillon, James Slater, Willam Michael Morgan, Jesse Rice, Rayland Baxter, Scotty Emerick, Sundance Head, Heather Morgan, Leigh Nash, Chris Stevens, Michael Ray, Phil Barton, Earl Bud Lee, and many more.
25–28 Tree Town Music Festival
Forest City, Iowa
Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Bret Michaels, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Young, Love & Theft, Big & Rich, Tucker Beathard, High Valley, William Michael Morgan and others
26–28 Bayou Country Superfest
New Orleans, La.
Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts, Hank Williams, Jr., Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Dan + Shay, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae and others
26–28 Country 500: The Great American Music Fest at Daytona
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Chris Janson, Chase Rice, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, Colt Ford, Easton Corbin Eric Paslay, Kristian Bush, Pat Green, Margo Price, The Swon Brothers, Maggie Rose, Aubrie Sellers, Mark Chesnutt, William Michael Morgan, Mo Pitney, LANco, Asleep at the Wheel, Simba Jordan and more
2–3 Rock the South
Cullman, Ala.
Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Cody Jinks, Chris Janson, Maren Morris, High Valley, Riley Green, Muscadine Bloodline, Dee Jay Silver and others
8–10 Blue Ox Music Festival
Eau Claire, Wis.
Sam Bush Band, Drive-By Truckers, The Steeldrivers, Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Son Volt, Pert Near Sandstone, Keller and the Keels, Jeff Austin Band, Travelin’ McCourys, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Willie Watson and others
8–11 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Manchester, Tenn.
More than 150 musicians, bands and comedians will perform across 12 stages, including a country music roster of Cam, Margo Price, Luke Combs and many, many, many others. Read our article for more details
8–11 CMA Music Festival
A Thousand Horses, Aaron Watson, Abby Anderson, Adam Craig , Adam Sanders, Alex Williams, Alyssa Micaela, Ashley Campbell, Bailey Bryan, Ben Gallaher, Big Smo, Blake Shelton, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Brad Paisley, Brandon Lay, Brandon Ray, Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Brett Young, Brooke Eden, Brothers Osborne, Cale Dodds, Cam, Canaan Smith, Carly Pearce, Carter Winter, Casey Donahew, Chase Bryant, Chase Rice, Chris Bandi, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Clare Dunn, Cole Swindell, Colin Elmore & The Danville Train, Corey Smith, Craig Wayne Boyd, Darius Rucker, Davisson Brothers Band, Dierks Bentley, Drake White & The Big Fire, Drew Baldridge, Dylan Schneider, Easton Corbin, Eli Young Band, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Fairground Saints, Filmore, Florida Georgia Line, Granger Smith, Hailey Whitters, Haley Georgia, High Valley, Home Free, Jackie Lee, Jacob Davis, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jana Kramer, Jillian Jacqueline, Jo Smith, Joe Nichols, John Anderson, Jon Langston, Jon Pardi, Jordan Rager, Josh Turner, Kalie Shorr, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Kellie Pickler, Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Rogers, Kristian Bush, Kyle Park, Lady Antebellum, LANCO, Lauren Alaina, Levon, Lillie Mae, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Love and Theft, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Luke Pell, Maddie & Tae, Maggie Rose, Maren Morris, Meghan Patrick, Michael Ray, Michael Tyler, Miranda Lambert, Mo Pitney, Morgan Evans, Morgan Wallen, Muscadine Bloodline, Natalie Stovall, Neal McCoy, Old Dominion, Olivia Lane, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Rascal Flatts, Restless Road, Risa Binder, Runaway June, Russell Dickerson, Ruthie Collins, Ryan Beaver, Ryan Follese, Ryan Griffin, Ryan Kinder, Sam Hunt, Scooter Brown Band, Scotty McCreery, Sean McConnell, SmithField, Steve Moakler, Sundance Head, Tara Thompson, The Railers, The Swon Brothers, Thomas Rhett, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, Travis Collins, Trea Landon, Trent Harmon, Tyler Farr, Tyler Rich, Walker County, Walker Hayes, Walker McGuire, Waterloo Revival, William Michael Morgan and more Read More
9–11 Taste of Country Music Festival
Hunter Mountain, N.Y.
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Kip Moore, Tyler Farr, Maren Morris, Joe Nichols,
Maddie & Tae, Cody Johnson, RaeLynn, Steve Moakler, Smithfield, Courtney Cole, Brooke Eden and Jackson Michelson. PLUS: RaeLynn, Dylan Jakobsen and Caroline Gray to perform at Thursday’s Campground Party at the Bud Light Stage
10–12 Carolina Country Music Fest
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Big and Rich, Kip Moore, DeeJay Silver and country’s hottest 30+ artists to be announced
15–18 Country Jam
Grand Junction, Colo.
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Gretchen Wilson, Randy Houser, Chris Young, Old Dominion, Smithfield, Cody Johnson, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard, Kane Brown, Sammy Kershaw and others
16–18 Country Summer
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Thomas Rhett, Maddie & Tae, Michael Ray, William Michael Morgan, Ned Ledoux, Darius Rucker, A Thousand Horses, Justin Moore, Randy Houser, Cam, Canaan Smith and others
20–24 Country USA Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wis.
Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Gary Allan, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Eli Young Band, Drake White & the Big Fire, Brett Young, LOCASH, Clare Dunn, RaeLynn, Joe Nichols, Chris Lane, The Cadillac Three, Morgan Wallen, David Nail, Phil Vassar, Tucker Beathard and others
22–24 Kicker Country Stampede
Manhattan, Kan.
Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Big & Rich, Brothers Osborne, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, Tucker Beathard, Aaron Watson, William Michael Morgan, Steve Moakler, Ryan Hurd, Brandon Ray, Cody Johnson, Two Way Crossing and others
22–25 Country Fest
Cadott, Wis.
Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Alabama, Chris Young, Dan + Shay, Brothers Osborne, Wyonna & the Big Noise, Oak Ridge Boys, Cam, The Cadillac Three, William Michael Morgan, Tucker Beathard, Brandy Clark, Drake White and The Big Fire, Ryan Hurd, Whiskey Myers, Luke Combs, Runaway June, Morgan Wallen
23–24 Moondance Jammin Country Fest
Walker, Minn.
Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, Eric Paslay, Parmalee, William Michael Morgan, Lanco, Drew Baldridge
23–25 Windy City LakeShake
Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser, Big & Rich, Mo Pitney, High Valley, Drake White And The Big Fire, Seth Ennis, Caitlyn Smith, Smithfield, Ryan Kinder, Dee Jay Silver, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Dan + Shay, Gary Allan, Michael Ray, Drew Baldridge, Lucie Silvas, Adam Craig, Ashley McBryde, Kelleigh Bannen, Craig Campbell, Rascal Flatts, Brothers Osborne, The Cadillac Three, Chase Rice, William Michael Morgan, Dylan Scott, Bailey Bryan, Whiskey Myers, and more to be announced
28–JULY 2 & JULY 4–9 SummerFest
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deerhoof, Jack Irons, Luke Bryan, Brothers Osborne, Paul Simon, Brandi Carlile, Zac Brown Band, Pink, The Chainsmokers, Vice, Captain Cuts, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Future, Big Sean, Migos, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Ground Stage Headliners, Flume, Alessia Cara, A Day To Remember, The Shins, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Dnce, Atmosphere, Shinedown, Walk The Moon, Huey Lewis & The News, Miike Snow, Steve Aoki, The Revivalists, Slightly Stoopid, Awolnation, The Band Perry, Third Eye Blind, Andy Grammer, Dispatch, Ziggy Marley, Tegan & Sara, Bleachers, Phillip Phillips, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jon Bellion, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!, Needtobreathe, Girl Talk, Dan + Shay, Chevelle, Toto, Collective Soul, Walk Off The Earth, Joss Stone, Frankie Ballard, Hanson, Reo Speedwagon, Andrew Mcmahon In The Wilderness, Gilberto Santa Rosa, T-pain, Kyle, The Naked & Famous, LOCASH, Misterwives, Blackberry Smoke, Dennis Deyoung: The Music of Styx, Ben Rector, Bj The Chicago Kid, Death From Above 1979, Blues Traveler, Danny Gokey, Peter Wolf, Pvris, Guster, Lost Kings, House of Pain, Bebe Rexha, Elephante, Allen Stone, Car Seat Headrest, Grandtheft, Aesop Rock With Rob Sonic, Shaun Frank, Spin Doctors, Jj Grey & Mofro, Michelle Branch, Lauren Alaina, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, James Arthur, Phil Vassar, Highly Suspect, San Fermin, High Valley, Johnnyswim, Tonic, Gnash, Dallask, Tucker Beathard, John Waite, Hey Violet, Brother Ali, J Boog, The Church, Lauv, Soul Asylum, Cvbz, Jerrod Niemann, William Michael Morgan, Berlin Feat. Terri Nunn, Whitney, Fishbone, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Pokey Lafarge, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Hippo Campus, Barns Courtney, Justin Caruso, Tommy Tutone, Chicano Batman, Slaughter, Domenic Marte, Cade, Grieves, Irontom, Mondo Cozmo, The Marcus King Band, Lanco, Ishdarr, Los Lonely Boys, Speaker of The House, The Suburbs, Dead Horses, Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers, Flint Eastwood, Vinyl Theatre, Loosid, Jamila Woods, Ggoolldd, Dylan Scott, The Last Bandoleros, Willy Porter Band, Terry Hanck Band, Muna, The Bright Light Social Hour, Welshly Arms, Saba, Dreamers, Shaed, Parade of Lights, Bleeker, Klangstof, Big Thief, The Regrettes, Charlie Hirsch, Miles Nielsen And The Rusted Hearts, Cold Sweat & The Brew City Horns, The Cougars, Love Monkeys, The Toys, Eddie Butts Band, Boogie Men, Rhythm Kings, Big Shoes, Spoiled Rotten, Stetsin & Lace, and 76 Juliet
29–JULY 2 Dauphin’s Countryfest
Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Hunter Brothers, Doc Walker, Johnny Reid, Meghan Patrick, Madeline Merlo, Tim Hicks and others TBA
6–8 Jam In the Valley
Varysburg, N.Y.
Toby Keith, Old Dominion, Cody Johnson, Brothers Osborne, Brett Eldredge, A Thousand Horses, Halfway To Hazard and others.
6–8 Country Concert
Fort Loramie, Ohio
Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Chase Rice, Brett Eldredge, Charlie Daniels Band, Old Dominion, Montgomery Gentry, Jon Pardi, Cam, Dan + Shay, Chris Lane, Tucker Beathard, Smithfield, Mark Chesnutt, Morgan Wallen, Aubrie Sellers, Mo Pitney, Tara Thompson, Runaway June and others
7–8 Uncle Dave Macon Days
Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Rhonda Vincent, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, Hog Slop String Band, People On The Porch, Carolina Express, Everette Brown, The Grascals, The Bluegrass Sweethearts, Grass Skirts, Grasstime, Robert Eskew, Robyn Taylor, Greg Reish, and Michael Sessoms
7–16 Calgary Stampede
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
$188+ (concerts only)
Johnny Reid, Brooks & Dunn, Alabama, Usher & The Roots, Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy
8–9 Cavendish Beach Music Festival
Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Kane Brown and others
13–16 Hodag Country Festival
Rhinelander, Wis.
Frankie Ballard, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Houser, David Nail, Brandy Clark, LOCASH, Collin Raye, Steve Moakler, RaeLynn, Smithfield, William Michael Morgan and others
13–16 Country Thunder Craven, SK
Craven, Sask.
Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Dallas Smith, Cassadee Pope, LOCASH, High Valley, Old Dominion, Terri Clark, Ryan Hurd and others
13–16 Jamboree in the Hills
Morristown, Ohio
Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Sammy Kershaw, Lee Greenwood, Sawyer Brown and more to be announced
14–16 Windy City Smokeout
Thirty acts will take the stage over the weekend including headliners Jake Owen, ACA winner and CMA nominated Kip Moore and Lee Brice and up-and-coming artists including Luke Combs, The Steel Woods, Eli Young Band and many more. The 2017 pitmaster lineup will feature top talent from Chicago and around the country including many returning favorites like 17th Street Barbecue, Sam Jones BBQ and The Salt Lick, and new additions such as Little Miss BBQ from Phoenix and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q from Atlanta. Windy City Smokeout will also offer delicious non-BBQ options from Maine Lobster, Sir Kensington’s, Texas Sausage and The Budlong plus an extensive craft beer lineup including 45 beers from 21 of the country’s best breweries.
21–23 Faster Horses
Brooklyn, Mich.
Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Craig Campbell, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, Dee Jay Silver, Dierks Bentley, High Valley, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina, Luke Bryan, Maddie And Tae, Michael Ray, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Randy Rogers Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, and more to be announced.
20–22 Country Jam Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wis.
Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Gary Allan, Brett Eldredge, LOCASH, Old Dominion, Trace Adkins, Kane Brown, Jana Kramer, High Valley, Cody Johnson and others
20–23 Country Thunder Wisconsin
Twin Lakes, Wis.
Keith Urban, Billy Currington, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Cam, Runaway June, Dan + Shay, Michael Ray, Brandon Ray, Tracy Lawrence, High Valley, William Michael Morgan, Restless Heart, Old Dominion, Maddie + Tae, Frankie Ballard, Chase Bryant, Ryan Hurd, Big & Rich and others
27–29 Night In the Country
Yerington, Nev.
Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Steve Moakler, Craig Morgan, Drake White, Tucker Beathard and others
22 Lost Highway
San Manuel Ampitheater, San Bernardino, Calif.
Brantley Gilbert, Social Distortion, Justin Moore, Foghat, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Eagles of Death Metal, Chevy Metal, Tyler Farr, Face To Face, Tony Joe White, Colt Ford, Paul Cauthen – K-FROG Campgrounds Friday Night Kick-Off Party: Brett Young, Bullets & Octane, Hall Pass
27–30 Country Crossings
Central Point, Ore.
Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Brett Eldredge, Maddie & Tae, William Michael Morgan, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown and others
28–29 Tumbleweed: America’s Outlaw Country Music Festival
Sugar Creek, Mo.
Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan, Roger Creager, Billy Joe Shaver, William Clark Green, Ward Davis, Sunny Sweeney, Jason Eady, Paul Cauthen, Colter Wall, Mickey “ML750” Lamantia, Jaime Wyatt, Courtney Patton and Damien Gunn
28–30 Watershed Music and Camping Festival
George, Wash.
Bailey Bryan, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Chase Rice, Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker, Eric Paslay, High Valley, Josh Abbott Band, Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Maddie And Tae, Michael Ray, Old Dominion, Randy Houser, The Cadillac Three, William Michael Morgan, and more to be announced.
3–5 WE Fest
Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Randy Houser, 2017 Grammy-nominated Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, and Brett Young
4–6 Oregon Jamboree
Sweet Home, Ore.
Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers, Chase Rice, Chris Janson, Drake White & the Big Fire and others
10–13 Boots and Hearts
Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada
Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay and others
17–20 Willamette Country Music Festival
Brownsville, Ore.
Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, Billy Currington, Kip Moore, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett and others
18–20 Country Thunder Alberta
Prairie Winds Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Randy Houser, Dallas Smith, Chase Bryant, Joe Nichols, High Valley, Ryan Hurd, Terri Clark and others
1–3 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
Panama City Beach, Fla.
Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and more to be announced.
12–17 Americana Music Festival & Conference
Nashville, Tenn.
Brandy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Turnpike Troubadours, Bruce Robison, Jason Eady, Deer Tick, SUSTO, Band of Heathens, Micky & the Motorcars, Jim Lauderdale, Hayes Carll, Amanda Shires, Lori McKenna, Drive-By Truckers, David Ramirez, The Wood Brothers and more – Full Lists: Round 1, Round  2
15–16 Tradewater Music Festival
Providence, Ky.
Jack Ingram, Confederate Railroad, David Lee Murphy, Alonzo Pennington, Pure Prairie League, Ben Haggard & The Strangers, Chris Knight, and The Kentucky Headhunters
15–17 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Bristol, Va./Tenn.
Dwight Yoakam, Judah & The Lion, Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester, Son Volt, Rodney Crowell, Mandolin Orange, Dead Man, Winter Hiss, Golden Messenger, The Black Lillies, Amanda Shires, Southern Culture on the Skids, Will Hoge, The Whiskey Gentry, Zach Deputy, The Dustbowl Revival, Chris Knight, American Aquarium, Billy Strings, The Cactus Blossoms, Jesse McReynolds, The Deslondes, Ron Gallo, Front Country, Love Canon, The Way Down Wanderers, Mile Twelve, Elliot Root, SUSTO, Becky Buller Band, Folk Soul Revival, Annabelle’s Curse, Lillie Mae, Lonesome River Band, David Peterson & 1946, Amythyst Kiah, Petunia & The Vipers, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Paul Cauthen, Lilly Winwood, Hoots & Hellmouth, Tim Easton, Colter Wall, Devon Gilfillian, Bill & The Belles, 10 String Symphony, Adam Graybeal’s Hillbilly Soul, Annie Robinette, Beth Snapp, The Bones of J.R. Jones, The Broadcast, C2 and the Brothers Reed, Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, Charlie Parr, Charm City Junction, Chrome Pony, “Hello Stranger” ft. Dale Jett, David Gans, Demon Waffle, Ed Snodderly, Jason “Hoss” Hicks & His Southsiders, The Lawsuits, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Sally & George, Tellico, Tyler Childers, Vandoliers, Virginia Ground, Whiskey Shivers, 49 Winchester, Ali Epperson, Billy Crawford Band, Boots on the Ground Bluegrass Band, Breaking Tradition, Briana Atwell Chris Jamison, Circus No. 9, Cookin’ With Grass, Cotton Hill, The Corklickers Corrina Rose Logston & Jeremy Stephens The U.S. Navy Band Country Current, Dan Deel, The Dead Tongues, The Dread Scots, Farmer Jason, Farmhouse Ghost, Folk Alt., Fritz & Co., The Green Fingers, Harper and the Bears, Hello October, The Honey Badgers, Indighost, Jake Quillin Band, James Meadows, Jonathan Vassar & The Badlands, J.P. Parsons & The American Bandwagon, JV Squad, Kacey Buchanan, The Kindest People, Marshall Ballew, Minute After Midnight, My New Favorites, Old Heavy Hands, Pierceton Hobbs, Possum Creek Playboys, Reagan Boggs, Rhythm & The Roosevelts, Ron Short & The Possum Playboys, Scotty Melton, The Sheets Family Band, These Are The Angles, Tiny Mountains, Wise Old River.
21–23 Medicine Stone
Tahlequah, Okla.
Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, Aaron Einhouse, American Aquarium, Bri Bagwell, Bruce Robison, Byron Berline Band, Charley Crockett, Charlie Stout, Cody Canada & The Departed, Dalton Domino, Dave Kay, Dirty River Boys, Flatland Cavalry, Jacob Tovar, Jamie Lin Wilson, Jd Mcpherson, John D. Hale, Jonny Burke, Kaitlin Butts, Lucero, Mike & The Moonpies, Mike Mcclure, Monica Taylor, Raised Right Men, Randy Crouch & Flying Horse, Red Dirt Rangers, Red Shahan, Shane Smith & The Saints, Shinyribs, Sunny Sweeney, Suzanne Santo (of Honeyhoney), The Washitas, and Thomas Trapp
23-24 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
Franklin, Tenn.
Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples, Gary Clark Jr., Walk The Moon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Better Than Ezra, Shovels & Rope, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Jerry Douglas Band, Valerie June, Langhorne Slim, Nikki Lane, Joseph, Pokey LaFarge, Colony House, Amanda Shires, Larkin Poe, Karen Elson, Ruby Amanfu + Steelism, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Muddy Magnolias, Colter Wall, Banditos, The Texas Gentlemen, Sinclair, The Shadowboxers, Blackfoot Gypsies, Kingfish, Bishop Gunn, Towne, The Settles Connection, Electric Western Dance Party, and Ralph’s World
29–OCT 1 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
Columbia, Mo.
Ryan Adams, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Booker T’s Stax Revue, Pokey LaFarge, The Mavericks, Old 97’s, Margo Price, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The SteelDrivers, The Suffers, and Music Maker Blues Revue
29–OCT. 1 Route 91 Harvest
Las Vegas
Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, Big & Rich, Kane Brown, Michael Ray, Lauren Alaina, Brett Young, Josh Abbott Band, High Valley and more to be announced

Luke Bryan courtesy Schmidt Relations; Miranda Lambert by Ida Mae Astute/ABC; Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban by Jason Simanek

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Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett