The long days and warm nights of Summer are coming upon us. That means, in just a couple of months, you’ll be able to catch the best country musicians performing legendary sets amongst their contemporaries and friends. There’s nothing like a country summer music festival, where entire weekends are dedicated to letting loose with the musicians you trust to keep the party going: Dierks Bentley. Florida Georgia Line. Zac Brown Band, and so many more.
Now, from stages all across America, here are the Best Country Summer Music Festivals to Attend in 2019.
Dates: April 26-28
It’s not too late to grab your tickets to Stagecoach, California’s premier country music festival. The acts taking over this year in Indio Valley, CA include Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, Luke Combs, Lynard Skynard, and more. Stagecoach is brought to you by the same organizers who throw Coachella, which means it may be more than just California’s premier country fest. Don’t miss your chance on yet another incredible Stagecoach lineup.
Dates: August 30 – September 1
Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Dierks Bentley, Tenille Townes, and The War and Treaty are among the acts scheduled for this year’s Seven Peaks festival. Bentley’s incognito Hot Country Knights band are also set to take the stage. This is the second installment of Bentley’s Seven Peaks festival, which had a raucous beginning last year in Buena Vista, CO. Fans will return to the mountains for what will undoubtedly be a rowdy three days of country and Americana music.
Dates: June 13 – 16
The 4-Day Country Jam will return to Grand Junction, CO this year with a stellar lineup. Country Jam 2019 will feature sets from Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, Alabama, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Eli Young Band, and more. Country Jam boasts itself on being the biggest party in Colorado, and offers a number of VIP, Skybox, and Country Club options. Surrounded in red rock beauty, Country Jam is certainly one of the more scenic country music festivals in the U.S.
Tailgate N’ Tallboys Fest
Dates: June 13 – 16 ; July 19 – 20 ; September 14
Spread over seven days this Summer, 30 bands will perform as part of the Tailgate N’ Tallboys Festival. Set in Peoria, IL, along the Riverfront, Tailgate N’ Tallboys will be led by entertainment from Brett Eldredge, Kane Brown, Brett Young, Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, and more. For those residing in Central Illinois, Tailgate N’ Tallboys is definitely your premier country music festival.
CMA Music Festival
Dates: June 6 – 9
It’s a matter of fact: the CMA Music Festival is the biggest country music festival in the world. This year, as the CMA Music Festival takes over downtown Nashville, TN, audiences will get the chance to see the genre’s biggest names, including: Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Brett Young, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Luke Combs, Dierks Bentley…oh wait, there’s more…Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes, Brett Young, Old Dominion, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, and even more.
Night in the Country
Dates: July 25 – 27
Night in the Country, a camping festival set on the quiet farming town of Yerington, NV, has yet to announce the bulk of their lineup—but the headliners are promising yet another premier country music fest. Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Aaron Watson, Whiskey Myers, and The Wild Feathers are amongst the list of already announced performers. Stay tuned for more on the Night in the Country, who will be revealing the rest of the musicians in the coming weeks.
Gulf Coast Jam
Dates: August 30 – September 1
Gulf Coast Jam, otherwise known as “Country on the Coast”, will return to Panama City Beach, FL for what will certainly be another romping jamboree. This year’s Gulf Coast Jam will be headlined by Kid Rock, Jason Aldean, and Tim McGraw. The rest of the lineup will be announced on April 26th, so check back then for more on Florida’s premier country music festival.
Dates: May 15 – July 24
The Country Megaticket isn’t just one music festival. It’s several country music festivals, taking place in venues all over the country. Visit Megaticket.com for your city’s specific country music lineup, featuring the biggest acts in the genre, in addition to country music’s rising stars.
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Dates: July 19 – 28
If you’re really looking for a “western” experience, for a chance to dig into your frontier roots, look no further than Cheyenne Frontier Days. Celebrating traditions such as a Championship Bull Riding, this festival is much more than music. But the lineup is nonetheless incredible. This year’s Cheyenne Frontier Days will feature acts from Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, and more.
Dates: June 21 – 23
Chicago’s 3-Day country music festival is coming to Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. The Country LakeShake, arguably “the best in the midwest”, will feature sets from Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Cassadee Pope, Rita Wilson, Keith Urban, Brett Young, Luke Bryan, and more.