TOP 25 Country Music Festivals in the USA 2022 (Updated)

Looking for biggest and BEST Country Music Festivals 2022-2023? Well, you’ve come to the right place, as I’ve just updated this incredible list of Country Festivals in the USA that all deserve a spot on your bucket list!

“Only in country music can you compare an old pickup truck and an old guitar to your wife and turn it into a love song…thank God for country music.” – Dierks Bentley

Johnny Cash. Dolly Parton. Willie Nelson. Faith Hill. Tim McGraw. Keith Urban. Miranda Lambert. American country music has spanned the decades without any sign of slowing down, with new and exciting acts popping up across America all the time.

The American country music festival scene has always been synonymous with the south, but the best country music festivals are spread far and wide across our great country.

My list of the 25 best U.S.A country music festivals are as diverse as they are entertaining. From the valleys of California to the mountains of Montana, the plains of Texas to the beaches of Florida – make sure you tick at least one of these off your country festival bucket list.


1) Stagecoach Festival 2023

Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2023 California

WhenApril 28-30, 2023

Where: Empire Polo Club, Indio, California

https://www.stagecoachfestival.com

“The five-day transformation from the massive Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival into Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival by the Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice company is always shocking to people who go to both events. 

Instead of surreal and sometimes psychedelic installation art of Coachella, there are giant cowboy boots and a bronze bucking horse. The attire morphs from flower crowns and H&M branded fashions to red, white and blue everything – including shirts, pants, bandannas and long flowing sashes bearing the U.S. flag. Held at Indio’s Empire Polo Club, this festival celebrates new and established country-music artists.”

Join the Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival 2023 Facebook Event for more information!


2) Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2023

Gulf Coast Jam Country Music Festival Florida

When: June 1-4, 2023

Where: Panama City Beach, Florida

http://www.gulfcoastjam.com

“Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam has been rescheduled for June 2nd-5th, 2022 in beautiful Panama City Beach, FL. We are excited to add Florida Georgia Line to our lineup, in place of Chris Stapleton. We are, additionally, adding 3 Special Guest artists to our 2022 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam lineup, so we can confidently say this will be our biggest year yet: our 10-year celebration.”


3) CMA Music Festival

Country Music Festivals in the USA

When: June 8-11, 2023

Where: Nashville, Tennessee

https://cmafest.com

“We are gearing up for 2023 CMA Music Festival, the 49th annual gathering of the Stars of Country Music and their fans in Nashville!

If you are looking for a simple, easy, affordable way to see the biggest and best country music festival.  You have found it! The CMA Music Festival takes place around three venues in the downtown area of Nashville. The first is the Music City Center where all of the booths are contained in air-conditioned comfort.

The Riverfront Park stage and many other stages around the downtown area feature shows from some of the best of the current, past, and some of the up and coming stars in country music all day long. At night, Nissan Stadium lights up the town with the best labels in town showing off the top artists of today all together in one place.”


4) Watershed Festival 2023

Watershed Country Music Festival 2021

When: July 2023

Where: George, Washington

https://watershedfest.com

‘Shedders unite at The Gorge for the biggest 3-day country and music festival in the Northwest!

“Watershed Country Music Festival will return to the Gorge for a wild weekend of twangin’ goodness. Put on your “Shedder gear” (trucker hats?) and get ready for three whole days of down-home studs. 

Located at the beautiful venue and campsite, the Gorge Amphitheater, this is a must experience for country music fans!


5) Country Fest 2023

Country Fest 2022

When: June 22-24, 2023

Where: Cadott, Wisconsin

https://www.countryfest.com

“Founded over 30 years ago in stunning Central Wisconsin, Country Fest in Cadott is the ultimate summer destination for the best outdoor Country Music Festival experience that brings fans back year after year. Country Fest is the largest 3-Day Country Music & Camping event in the US.

Legendary names in Country Music have graced this sacred Main Stage including: George Strait, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, The Highwaymen including – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson & Waylon Jennings – George Jones, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, and so many more.”


6) Faster Horses Country Music Festival

Faster Horses Festival 2022

When: 2023 (Dates TBA)

Where: Brooklyn, Michigan

https://fasterhorsesfestival.com/

Michigan’s biggest 3-day country music & camping festival!

“This year’s “three-day hillbilly sleepover”, Faster Horses regularly brings about 40,000 fans through the gates of MIS each day of the festival. For the past two years, Faster Horses has upped its daily attendance to some-40,000 fans each day.”


7) Rock the South

Rock the south Country Festival 2019

When: August 2023

Where: Cullman, Alabama

https://rockthesouth.com

“April 27, 2011 was a day nobody in this area will ever forget. Tornadoes ripped across our great state and took precious lives and ripped apart everything familiar. Since then, our area has grown together and brought out the best in all of us. Originally intended to be a one-year celebration of recovery from that horrific day, Rock the South has continued to expand to become a massive celebration of this area and what it has to offer.

Since the first event in 2012, Rock the South has given over $500,000 to multiple community partners including Cullman City Parks and Recreation, The Link of Cullman County, Cullman Caring for Kids and many more. Every major country music star from Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Florida-Georgia Line, Alan Jackson and Thomas Rhett have graced the Rock the South stage. Even though Billboard rates Rock the South as the 6th Best Country Music Festival in the United States, Rock the South will always be a festival about two things, giving back to the community we love and celebrating the Southern Culture we all know and love.”


8) Country LakeShake

Country Lake Shake Music Festival

When: TBA

Where: Northerly Island, Chicago

https://lakeshakefestival.com

“The music festival Windy City LakeShake is an unforgettable fiesta of country music. The festival hosts the best bands and artists in the country. It promises a great pleasure to music lovers of all ages.  Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for tickets and accommodations, it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms & tickets well in advance.”


9) Kicker Country Stampede 2023

COuntry Stampede Music Festival

Photo via Country Stampede

When: July 13-15, 2023

Where: Topeka, Kansas

https://www.countrystampede.com

“Tuttle Creek State Park campgrounds play host to the annual affair, which draws upwards of 100,000 for three afternoons and evenings of top-notch music at the temporary amphitheater near the lake outside Manhattan. Annual trips to Manhattan are rewarded profoundly with three days of country music bliss in Manhattan. Get your tickets now for the annual Kicker Country Stampede! See y’all next June!”


10) Taste of Country Music Festival

Taste of Country Music Festival 2019

When: June 2023

Where: Hunter Mountain, New York

“Summer and music festivals go hand in hand. So, too, do summer and country music. The genre’s feel-good vibes and frequent tendency to talk about “kickin’ back by [a body of water] with a cold beer” make even the biggest country music critics likely to still blast it on a hot summer day. With the match made in heaven, it’s no wonder country music festivals abound across the country, all season long.

New York state’s biggest one, Taste of Country Music Festival, is held at Hunter Mountain a couple of hours north of Manhattan, the festival, nicknamed TOCFest, is a four-day camping-based party featuring, of course, music, along with an array of food trucks; merchandise and country-themed vendors selling anything from elaborate leather belt buckles to jewelry to cowboy hats, you name it; and so many other things to check out.”


11) Country USA Oshkosh

Country Festivals USA

When: June 2022

Where: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

http://www.countryusaoshkosh.com

“Get ready for three days of non-stop, world-class entertainment, featuring country music’s biggest and hottest headliners. We’ve got a million-dollar talent lineup, coming together for the biggest show of them all. Country USA also means great food, great shopping, plus our expansive campground located right on the site.”

“Come to Country USA to experience the Midwest’s premium Country Music Festival. The fun doesn’t stop with the all-star lineup… great food and drinks, great shopping, and a truly unique camping experience! Buy your tickets to become a part of this great event!


12) Tailgate Fest

Tailgate Music Festival Country 2019

When: August 2023

Where: Norco, California

https://latailgatefest.com

California’s ONLY Tailgate Country Music Festival

“Tailgate Fest is the first country music festival that caters to the fans who show up hours before the concert to pop a top, drop a tailgate and turn the parking lot…or in our case, hundreds of acres of lush green grass… into the party. Stay where you are…we are bringing your music to you. Tailgate Fest brings the stages outside to the tailgate. No packing up the party to head inside, no need to stop that game of cornhole, no need to stuff all your belongings in your pockets or grab sweaters and extras to last you the evening. Tailgating can continue throughout the whole festival as fans can watch their favorite performers from their personal party set ups at their vehicles.”


13) Windy City Smokeout

Windy City Country Music Festival

When: July 13-16, 2023

Where: Chicago, Illinois

https://www.windycitysmokeout.com

“The Windy City Smokeout combines country music, barbecue, and top beer — it’s hard to think of a better way to spend a summer weekend in Chicago. This year, the fest has moved to an expanded space in the shadow of the legendary United Center. Along with today’s hottest country acts, the lineup also includes some of the “world’s best BBQ pitmasters.” Twenty barbecue pros from all over the country will be serving up ribs, brisket, and more, highlighting styles from Kentucky, Nashville, Missouri, and good-ol’ Chicago.

Guests will head to the United Center parking lot for a weekend-long event where attendees can taste delicious offerings from some of the best BBQ talent and craft breweries from around the country. Hosted by Chicago’s BBQ destination, Bub City, and ACM award-winning Joe’s on Weed St., the Windy City Smokeout will be bringing an impressive lineup of country music stars and up-and-coming talent to the stage!”


14) Carolina Country Music Fest

Carolina Country Music Festival 2020 - Country Festivals

When: June 8-11, 2023

Where: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

https://carolinacountrymusicfest.com

Grab a cowboy hat, your bikini and a pair of flip-flops, as country music meets the scenic shores of Myrtle Beach when the boardwalk becomes home to the Carolina Country Music Fest!

“If you love music, we can all agree that festivals are the place to be during summer. Still, one Southern music marathon hasn’t received nearly the same attention as others, even though it promises the same palpable sense of excitement and a boot-scootin’ good time. And that underrated gem isn’t in the desert or on a farm. No, the Carolina Country Music Fest is held right on the shores of the Grand Strand’s Myrtle Beach.

In 2015, we saw this brand new festival make its mark in the South, hosting more than 30 country music acts. And this year 20,000-plus fans will descend on The Emerald City, for the annual, four-day event, which brings all-star musicians to the coastal city for a weekend filled with 24/7 live entertainment and booze.”

Join the Carolina Country Music Fest 2023 Facebook Event for more about tickets, the lineup, pricing, and everything else!!


15) WE Fest

We Fest Country Music Festival 2019

When: August 3-5, 2023

Where: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

https://wefest.com

“WE Fest has been at the pinnacle of country music festivals for nearly four decades. Held at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, WE Fest hosts tens of thousands of fans every August with countless country legends having taken the stage. The scenic Soo Pass Ranch contains a natural amphitheater that accommodates up to 50,000 people, including 7,000 reserved seats, and 10 separate campgrounds with a total camping capacity of 35,000 people.”


16) Headwaters Country Jam

Country Jam Music Festival

When: 2023 (Dates TBA)

Where: Three Forks, Montana

https://headwaterscountryjam.com

“Headwaters Country Jam first started in 2008 and has been bigger and better with every passing year. The festival is at The Bridge, near Three Forks, and consists of 159 acres. Sixty of those acres are used for a campground which holds up to 1,200 campers and 12 more is where all the country magic happens. Live music will be played all day and into the night to keep the party going.

The 3-day festival has brought many top artists including Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Lodestar, Montgomery Gentry and many more. Other than live music, festival-goers can enjoy horseshoe tournaments, dance contests, a mechanical bull as well as food and merchandise vendors.”


17) Old Settler’s Music Festival

Old Settler’s Music Festival

When: April 20-23, 2023

Where: Tilmon, Texas

https://oldsettlersmusicfest.org

“Central Texas’s only spring festival offering bluegrass, folk, and Americana performers on three stages over four days, Old Settler’s Music Festival takes place in April in Tilmon, Texas. 2020 will mark the festival’s third year in its new home of Tilmon, Southeast of Lockhart, TX, and conveniently located less than an hour from Austin and San Antonio, and approximately two hours from Houston.”


18) Tortuga Music Festival

 Tortuga Music Festival 2023

When: April 14-16, 2023

Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com

“We know, we know. Fort Lauderdale can seem like a thousand miles away from Miami (even though it’s an easy 40-minute drive, you babies). But occasionally there comes an event over county lines so good it’ll break the Miamians’ natural instinct to stay out of Broward County. If you love country music, Tortuga Music Festival is for you. It’s the Ultra of country music and it happens on the beach (like, actually on the sand).”


19) Country Summer Music Festival

Country Summer Music Festival 2022

When: June 16-18, 2023

Where: Santa Rosa, California

http://countrysummer.com

“Northern California’s biggest country music festival features three epic days and top country artists. Country Summer is also a destination country celebration with Western-themed attractions, a food court with country-inspired delights and an array of libations to please every palate.”


20) Moondance Jammin Country Fest

Moondance Jammin Country Fest

When: June 16-17, 2023

Where: Walker, Minnesota

https://jammincountry.com

“There really is no better place in the entire world to enjoy the downhome, festive atmosphere of the Moondance Jammin Country Fest than Walker, Minnesota, one of the friendliest places in the world. The location of the Moondance Jammin Country Fest for another great year, Walker offers festival goers the ideal complement to the event’s increasingly famous country musicians and incomparable festival atmosphere. Make your Moondance Jammin Country Fest experience a holistic weekend by taking advantage of Walker’s unparalleled hospitality. You can enjoy the area’s countless specialty boutiques and restaurants. And of course, there is the beautiful Leech Lake close by.”


21) Night in the Country Music Festivals

Night in the Country Music Festivals

When: July 2023 & August 2023

Where: Yerington, Nevada & Carolina Foothills

https://nightinthecountry.org/

Away from the big city lights, Night in the Country experience transforms the quiet farming town of Yerington, Nevada into one of the largest camping parties in the world.

“In 2020, Night in the Country is expanding to 3 nights of music! You asked for him, so we’re bringing in Cody Johnson as your 2020 Saturday night headliner! We’ll be announcing the headliners for Thursday and Friday soon. That’s 3 headliners. 10 acts. 2 acts on Thursday. 4 acts on Friday. 4 acts on Saturday. 3 NIGHTS OF MUSIC. ALL PURE COUNTRY. 

Northern Nevada’s premier country music festival is country music on pure Nevada farmland. Night in the Country is held away from the big city lights for over 15 years, out in the quiet farming town of Yerington, Nevada. It makes the perfect spot for three days of camping, music, and great times.”


22) Bayou Country Superfest

Country Festivals 2019

When: TBA

Where: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

http://www.bayoucountrysuperfest.com

“Baton Rouge is excited to welcome Bayou Country Superfest back home to Tiger Stadium! Bayou Country Superfest 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of the country music festival and there’s no better time for it to return to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where it all began.

Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium sets an incomparable and exciting backdrop for the festival experience, as the outdoor stadium is nationally known for its energetic atmosphere. Beautiful Louisiana nights paint the perfect sky for the festival, which is acclaimed for bringing country music’s biggest acts all to one place for an awesome Memorial weekend!”


23) Off the Rails Country Music Fest

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When: 2023 (Dates TBA)

Where: Frisco, Texas

https://www.offtherailsfest.com

“Something huge is returning to DFW! AEG Presents and Toyota Stadium are proud to announce the return of Off The Rails Country Music Festival for two days of country music. In addition to two days full of country music’s top artists, attendees will be welcomed with an exhibition of festival attractions. Off The Rails will include food trucks, craft beers, a vendor village with amazing merchandise and festival wear and much more to be announced.”


24) Country Thunder Arizona

Country Thunder Music Festivals 2020

When: Various Dates 

Where: Various Locations 

https://www.countrythunder.com

“Country Thunder is a music festival brand that hosts several concerts in North America each year. They have operated festivals in Wisconsin and Arizona since 1996, and shows in Saskatchewan since 2005 and in Alberta since 2016. In 2019, Country Thunder Florida joined the family! 

Past acts include: Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney plus many many more!”

 


25) Oregon Jamboree

Oregon Jamboree Music Festival

When: August 4-6, 2023

Where: Sweet Home, Oregon

https://oregonjamboree.com

The Oregon Jamboree is the Northwest’s premier country music festival. 

“This year’s Jamboree features 2 stages and 25 shows for one sweet weekend! Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Jamboree is held on 20+ acre park-like setting that includes the historic Weddle Covered Bridge.

The Jamboree offers a full festival atmosphere in the main venue and a more intimate concert experience on the second stage in Sankey Park. In addition to featured headline entertainment, this event hosts RV and tent camping, merchandise vendors, food booths, beer & wine gardens, and a variety of other attractions.”

 

 


26) Greenville Country Music Fest 

Greenville Country Music Fest 2022

When: November 4-6, 2022

Where: Greenville, North Carolina

https://www.gvlfest.com

The folks in South Carolina know how to throw a country music festival, at least the ones in Greenville who are behind the Greenville Country Music Fest set to happen Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th at the CCNB Amphitheater. Enjoy line dancing, multiple stages, tons of great fest food and fun, and more great music with your favorite country artists.


27) HODAG Country Music Festival

Hodag Music Festival 2023 Wisconsin

When: July 6-9, 2023

Where: Rhinelander, Wisconsin 

https://www.hodag.com/country-music

It’s the party of the summer at the Annual Hodag Country Festival! Since its inception in 1978, this amazing 4-day country music festival brings some of the biggest names in country music to the Northwoods. Last year’s festivities included performances by Brett Westgrove, The Northern Lights, Neal McCoy, Jon Pardi, and more. 


28) Buckeye Country Superfest

Buckeye Country Superfest

When: July 2023 (Dates TBA)

Where: Columbus, Ohio

https://www.buckeyecountrysuperfest.com

Two jam-packed days and nights of country music and Fan Fest fun! Join the likes of Luke Combs, Cody Jinks, Zach Byran, and many more at The Shoe. Keep up with dates and next year’s lineup on the Buckeye Country Superfest Facebook page!


29) Twin Cities Summer Jam

Twin Cities Summer Jam

When: July 2023 (Dates TBA)

Where: Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota

https://www.tcsummerjam.com

Twin Cities Summer Jam was founded in 2018 as the first multi-day, country music festival in the Twin Cities, MN metro area. The goal of TC Summer Jam is to bring the best musical acts possible to an outdoor festival setting, so fans can come together for an unforgettable experience. It’s bigger than one weekend. The TC Summer Jam event is a lifetime of memories! 

Two jam-packed days and nights of country music and Fan Fest fun! Join the likes of Luke Combs, Cody Jinks, Zach Byran, and many more at The Shoe. Keep up with dates and next year’s lineup on the Buckeye Country Superfest Facebook page!


30) Country Jam Colorado

When: June 22-24

Where: Grand Junction, Colorado

https://www.countryjam.com

Country Jam returns for its 31st year in scenic Grand Junction, Colorado June 22-24, 2023. Come see the biggest stars in country music while you camp and celebrate with all of your friends & family under the stars. Music. Memories. CO mountains.


Am I Missing Any Epic Country Music Festivals 2022-2023…?

There really are an incredible amount of Country Festivals in this country, and I’d love to hear about any really good ones you think I need to add to my list!  Are you going to any of these festivals in 2023…? Let me know!  

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