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.
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
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
Bourbon & Beyond
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
CMA Music Festival
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
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
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
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
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
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
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