With the country music festival season winding down, let’s take a look at what’s left on the schedule for 2018 and what’s coming up for 2019! There’s plenty to get excited about and tickets are already on sale for some of them. If you enjoy three days of live music from your favorite country stars, be sure to check out this list of upcoming events!
Major Country Music Festivals 2018 Dates:
Tortuga Music Festival: April 6-8
Tree Town Music Festival: May 24 to 27
CMA Music Festival: June 7-10
Country Summer: June 15-17
Windy City Smokeout: July 13-15
Night in the Country: July 26-28
WE Fest: August 2-4
Gulf Coast Jam 2018: August 31-September 2
Held in Panama City Beach, Florida, this music festival brings country jams to the coast. The headliners for each day have been announced: Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, and Thomas Rhett. Other musicians include Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Rodney Atkins and more. It is held over Labor Day weekend, which is the perfect time to see some live performances if you have the holiday off! Keep in mind that camping is not allowed here.
There are two stages. One is a daytime beach stage where musicians will play from around 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From there, a complimentary shuttle can take festival-goers to the other stage where headliners will play. Performances will begin around 4:30 p.m. and end around midnight. This festival is also sponsored by Pepsi, so grab a can and enjoy a vacation full of country tunes.
Las Cruces Country Festival 2018: October 19-21
For a more traditional country music festival, head to Las Cruces, New Mexico this fall for its sixth annual show. Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser and Rick Trevino will headline Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other acts set to perform include Sawyer Brown, Frankie Ballard and Brennin. In the past, the Las Cruces Country Festival has welcomed fans from all over the country to see artists like Kenny Rogers, Eli Young Band and RaeLynn.
A Quick Look at Upcoming 2019 Country Music Festivals:
Country Thunder 2019: April 11-14
Where: Florence, Arizona
Past headliners: Cole Swindell, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan
Tortuga Music Festival: April 12-14
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Past headliners: Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Eric Church
Stagecoach Music Festival 2019: April 26-28
Where: Indio, California
Past headliners: Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood
CMA Fest 2019: June 6-9
Where: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Past headliners: Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Brett Young and Carrie Underwood
Country Fest 2019: June 27-29
Where: Cadott, Wisconsin
Past headliners: Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Brantley Gilbert
Country Jam 2019: July 18-20
Where: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Past headliners: Blake Shelton, Alabama and Billy Currington
Which festival are you most excited about?! Share this with others thinking ahead for next year!