Rhett, Bentley, Brown headline Country Fest '21

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Country Fest announced the new lineup for the 34th annual country music festival for 2021 with Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley and Kane Brown headlining.

The three-day country music and camping festival is scheduled for June 24-26, 2021 in Cadott, Wis.

Cole Swindell, Brothers Osborne, Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., Cam, The Oak Ridge Boys, Runaway June, Rhett Akins, Neal McCoy, Matt Stell and Tenille Townes also will play the fest.

This year's festival was canceled due to COVID-19. If an attendee already purchased tickets to Country Fest 2020 and plans to attend the June 2021 dates, their wristbands will be valid for the 2021 festival.

The newly-expanded Bud Light's Crossroads Stage will feature national music artists Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr., Cam, Runaway June, High Valley, Adam Doleac and Dan Smalley.

The schedule includes:
June 24, Thursday: Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, The Oak Ridge Boys, Runaway June, Matt Stell, High Valley, Larry Fleet, Drew Parker, Restless Road.

June 25, Friday: Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina, Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., Tenille Townes, Adam Doleac, Waterloo Revival, Noah Guthrie.

June 26, Saturday: Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Cam, Rhett Akins, Confederate Railroad, Dan Smalley, King Calaway, Brandon Ratcliff, JessLee.

Playing the June 23, Wednesday Kickoff Party are McCoy, The Kentucky Headhunters, Eric Chesser and Aileeah Colgan.

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