In 2020, there are over a dozen country music festivals. It can be overwhelming trying to decide which festivals to attend and which lineup suits you the best. Here is a comprehensive list of the most popular country music festivals and their updated lineups!
ATTENTION: Due to the increase in concert cancellations and health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), please check with venues ahead of time to ensure your desired festival has not be canceled! Billboard also has an ongoing list of concert cancellations.
If your desired festival does not get canceled, please take a look at how you can further protect yourself from coronavirus and “festi-flu” at music festivals here!
Country SummerCountry Thunder AlbertaCountry Thunder FloridaCountry Thunder IowaCountry Thunder WisconsinBorn & RaisedShaky BootsStagecoach
Born & Raised Music Festival – June 5, 6, 7 – Pryor, OK
Willie Nelson & Family, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, Whiskey Myers, Blackberry Smoke, Margo Price, Randy Rogers Band, Shooter Jennings, Parker McCollum, Stoney Larue, Jack Ingram, Hayes Carll, William Clark Green, Cody Canada & The Departed, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Paul Cauthen, Flatland Cavalry, The Band of Heathens, Shane Smith & The Saints, Bottle Rockets, Jamie Lin Wilson, Mike and The Moonpies, Zach Bryan, Elizabeth Cook, Kendell Marvel, Tim Montana, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
Watershed Music Festival – July 31 – Aug 2 – George, WA
The Main Stage lineup for Watershed Music Festival: Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser, Russel Dickerson, Ashley McBryde, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Hardy, Tenille Arts, Travis Denning, Gone West ft. Colbie Caillat, Blanco Brown, Dee Jay Silver
MerleFest – April 23-26 – Wilkesboro, NC
Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss, John Prine, The Jerry Douglas Band, Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Sam Bush, Billy Strings, Jim Lauderdale, Kruger Brothers, The Waybacks, Scythian, Donna the Buffalo, Peter Rowan and the Free Mexican Airforce, Tommy Emmanuel, Colin Hay, Shinyribs, Charley Crockett, Darrell Scott, The Steel Wheels, Kelsey Waldon, Gangstagrass, Robbie Fulks, Amythyst Kiah, Cordovas, Alison Brown, Andy May, “B” Townes, Banknotes, Bill and the Belles, Bryan Sutton, Carol Rifkin, Charles Welch, Chatham Rabbits, Che Apalache, The Cleverlys, Creole Stomp with Dennis Stroughmatt, David Holt, Fireside Collective, Flattop, Happy Traum, Hogslop String Band, InterACTive Theatre of Jef, Irish Mythen, Iron Horse Bluegrass, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little Trio, Jody Carroll, Joe Smothers, Ken Crouse, Laura Boosinger, The Local Boys, Los Texmaniacs, Mark Bumgarner, Mary Flower, Mitch Greenhill, Pete & Joan Wernick, Piedmont Bluz, Presley Barker, Rev. Robert Jones, Roy Book Binder, Sierra Ferrell, String Madness, T. Michael Coleman, Tony Williamson, Wayne Henderson, The Moore Brothers, The Williams Brothers, Wyld Fern.
Country Summer – June 19-21 – Santa Rosa, CA
Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Young, Russell Dickerson, Scotty McCreery, Rodney Atkins, Locash, Ryan Hurd, Muscadine Bloodline, Raelynn, Tenille Arts, Adam DoleacMORE ARTISTS TBA
Shaky Boots – May 8 & 9 – Central Park, Atlanta, GA
Friday: Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Alison Krauss, Gary Allan, Tanya Tucker, Colter Wall, A Thousand Horses, Kendell Marvel, Pony Bradshaw, Natalie Hemby, Great Peacock, Songs for KidsSaturday: Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Jamey Johnson, Morgan Wallen, Clint Black, Whiskey Myers, Billy Strings, Rita Wilson, Alex Hall, Lauren Jenkins, Katheryn Legendre, Songs for Kids
Country Thunder – US (Arizona, Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida), Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan)
US Dates & Lineup: Arizona – April 16 – 19 Dustin Lynch, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, Russell Dickerson, Travis Denning, Randy Rogers Band, Parker McCollum, Dallas Smith, Tenille Townes, Gabby Barrett, Filmore, Meghan Patrick, Austin Jenckes, Drew Parker, Eric Church, Chicks with Hits, Riley Green, SeaforthIowa – June 12 – 14 Old Dominion, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kane Brown, Big & Rich, Ashley McBride, Clay Walker, Granger Smith, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lonestar, Riley Green, Gabby Barrett, Meghan Patrick Wisconsin – July 16 – 19 Dustin Lynch, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Chris Lane, Clay Walker, Russell Dickerson, Granger Smith, Tanya Tucker, Neal McCoy, Parker McCollum, Riley Green, Chicks with Hits, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith, Seaforth, Meghan Patrick, SykamoreFlorida – March 27 – 29 Kane Brown, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, Russell Dickerson, Lanco, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Parker McCollum, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith, Jon Langston, Meghan Patrick, Gabby Barrett, Jenny Tolman
Canada Dates & Lineup: Alberta – August 21 – 23 Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Chad Brownlee, Lonestar, Russell Dickerson, James Barker Band, Clay Walker, Aaron Goodvin, Tenille Arts, Mackenzie Porter, Tenille Townes, Jade Eagleson, The Washboard Union Saskatchewan – July 9 – 12 Clint Black, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Chad Brownlee, James Barker Band, Tanya Tucker, Hunter Brothers, The Washboard Union, Tenille Townes, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jade Eagleson, Bobby Wills, Mackenzie Porter, Tenille Arts, Andrew Hyatt
Stagecoach – April 24 – 26 – Indio, CA
*ATTENTION: As of 3/11 – Stagecoach has been RESCHEDULED“Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.” – https://www.stagecoachfestival.com/
Day 1:Thomas Rhett, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brett Young, Dustin Lynch, Hardy, Ingrid Andress, Lil Nas X, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen, Nikki Lane, Paul Cauthen, Raelynn, Seaforth, The Last Bandoleros, Whitney Rose, Willie JonesDay 2: Carrie Underwood, Caylee Hammack, Courtney Marie Andrews, Dan + Shay, Ian Noe, Jade Jackson, Jimmie Allen, Locash, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Midland, Orville Peck, Payton Smith, Ryan Bingham, Tanya Tucker, Teddy Robb, Temecula Road, Tenille Townes, ZZ TopDay 3: Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Brandon Ratcliff, Bryan Adams, Chris Lane, Desure, Diplo, Gabby Barrett, Hailey Whitters, Hayes Carll, Jon Pardi, Laci Kaye Booth, Neal McCoy, Niko Moon, Pam Tillis, Riley Green, Shenandoah, The Haden Triplets
Tortuga Music Festival – April 17-19, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Pitbill, Barenaked Ladies, Jon Pardi, Billy Currington, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Toots & The Maytals, Morgan Wallen, Vanilla Ice, Jordan Davis, Chris Lane, Locash, Hardy, Tracy Lawrence, Runaway June, Jimmie Allen, Blanco Brown, Riley Green, Gone West Ft. Colbie Caillat, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Jon Langston, Hirie, Dee Jay Silvery, DJ Rock, & More
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam – Sept. 4-6 – Panama City Beach, FL
Lineup and more information TBA. Tickets on sale April 5th.
Tailgate Fest – April 15-16 – Fontana, CA
https://latailgatefest.com/Dierks Bentley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Currington, Justin Moore, TLC, Carly Pearce, A Thousand Horses, Logan Mize, Ross Ellis, Alex Hall, DJ Bad Ash
Faster Horses – July 17-19 – Brooklyn, MI
Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Tracy Lawrence, Chris Lane, Russell Dickerson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Hardy, Riley Green, Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, David Lee Murphy, Ingrid Andress, Gone West, Dee Jay Silver
Pepsi Rock the South – May 29th & 30th – Cullman, AL
Eric Church, Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde, Diamond Rio, Tracy Byrd, Russell Dickerson, Drew Parker, Dee White, Ashland Craft, Kameron Marlowe, Dee Jay Silver
Heartland Stampede – June 25-27 – Topeka, KS
Luke Combs, Toby Keith, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Clay Walker, Riley Green, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lonestar, Parker McCollum, Blanco Brown, Gabby Barrett, Meghan Patrick, Jacob Bryant, Drew Parker, Travis Marvin, & More
Article Courtesy of Country Music News Blog