Top 10 Country Music Festivals in the USA

Top 10 Country Music Festivals in the USA

Everyone knows The States is the home of country music, and they have the festivals to prove it. From the old classics to country newcomers, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to country festivals, so grab your cowboy hat and boots because we've put together our top ten country music festivals in the USA.

Stagecoach Festival 

Festival lineup (2022):
Thomas RhettCarrie UnderwoodLuke CombsMaren MorrisBrothers OsborneThe Black CrowesCody Johnson

Bringing a mix of contemporary and classic country, Stagecoach is one of the biggest country music festivals in the world. Their lineups consist of some of the biggest names not just from country but folk, bluegrass, and roots rock. 

Alongside the music, the three day festival also features specialist bars and food stalls, a clothes marketplace, a funfair and plenty more to keep you busy. 

When & Where: 2023 Dates TBA; Indio, California

Stagecoach 2022 Guide


Festival lineup (2022): Tim McGraw, Sam Hunt, Brothers Osbourne, Midland, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Parmalee

GoldenSky is a brand new two-day country music festival experience, coming to Sacramento, California, for the first time in October 2022. And in some style.

The debut edition will feature some of today’s hottest country artists, plus Sacramento farm-to-fork food offerings, a craft beer hall, dance hall saloon, local artists and more.

When & where: 15-16 October 2022; Sacramento, California

GoldenSky 2022 Guide / Book GoldenSky Tickets & Packages

Bourbon & Beyond

Festival lineup (2022): Jack White, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Alanis Morissette, The Doobie Brothers, Greta van Fleet

Back and bigger than ever, Bourbon & Beyond expands to four days at the Highland Festival Grounds in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 'perfect blend of bourbon, food and music' marries country and Americana roots with global superstars of blues-infused rock, as more than 50 bands perform across three stages, alongside hands-on bourbon workshops & tastings and culinary programming with celebrity chefs.

When & where: 15-18 September 2022; Louisville, Kentucky

Bourbon & Beyond 2022 Guide / Book Bourbon & Beyond 2022 Tickets & Packages

CMA Music Festival


Festival lineup (2022): Kane Brown, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Alan JacksonThomas RhettLuke BryanKeith UrbanCarly Pearce

Beginning back in 1972, CMA Music Festival features over 400 artists and celebrities each year. The festival is part of the CMA Foundation, which focuses on improving and sustaining music programs across the country, along with inspiring a love for music. With the hottest names performing, the festival daily draws 50,000 enthusiastic country music fans to support the cause.

When & where: 9-12 June 2022; Nashville, Tennessee 

WE Fest


Festival lineup (2022): Jason Aldean, Miranda LambertLuke Bryan, Chris Janson, Lee Brice, Riley Green, Tanya Tucker, Clay Walker

As one of the leading country music festivals for nearly four decades, WE Fest brings over 50,000 fans together each year, all gathering in the huge natural amphitheatre located at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch.

WE Fest's lineups do not disappoint and along side the music there are over 50 independent stalls and endless supplies of delicious food. 

When & where: 4-6 August 2022; Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Old Settler's Music Festival

Festival lineup (2022): Del McCoury, JJ Grey & Mofro, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon
, Galactic Earth 

Old Settler's Music Festival is a vibrant, family friendly three day campout festival. Known for an energetic atmosphere and traditional lineup, the festival is an exceptional and wholesome experience. 

OSMF doesn't just have impressive lineups though, the festival offers much more, over the three days there will be workshops, markets, funfairs, arts & crafts, music stores and even a youth talent competition.

Where & when: TBA April 2023, Tilmon, Texas


Country Jam

Festival lineup (2022)
: Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Chris Janson, Riley Green, Chris Lane, Lainey Wilson

Since its beginning in 1992 Country Jam has flourished, now showcasing country music superstars across four days in the glorious sun in a scenic mountainous setting.  

Join thousands of fans and campout under the stars amongst the picturesque red rock landscape of Western Colorado.  

When & where: June 23-24 2022; Grand Junction, Colorado

Carolina Country Music Fest


Festival lineup (2022): Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Keith UrbanChris Lane, Jon Pardi, Chris Janson, Riley Green

In under a decade, Carolina Country Music Fest has quickly become a much-loved event for country music fans. Spread across eighteen acres of divine costal scenery, CCMF hosts the hottest country artists as well as exposing fans to new talent.

When & where: September 17-20 2020; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Watershed Festival 


Festival lineup (2022): Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Jake Owen, Jordan Davis, Michael Ray

Held in the famed Gorge Amphitheatre, this stunning location is considered to be one of the most scenic concert settings in the world.

Since 2012, Watershed has been offering fans a mixture of classic country superstars performing alongside newcomers and local talent. 

When & where: 29-31 July 2022; George, Washington

Country Stampede 


Festival lineup (2022): Jake Owen, Walker Hayes, Kid Rock, Parmalee, LOCASH, Big & Rich, Chris Lane, Craig Morgan

For over twenty years Country Stampede – formerly known as Heartland Stampede and Kicker Country Stampede – has been a calendar staple for country lovers. Fans rush through the gates each year to find the perfect spot to soak up the sun and listen to their favourite artists.

When & where: 14-16 July 2022; Topeka, Kansas


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