It’s obvious that your favorite place to see country music concerts is at the Grizzly Rose, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one amazing place. A ton of country music festivals will be held all over the nation (and a few outside of it!) this year, and some of them are not to be missed. It would be great to hop on a horse and mosey over like a cowboy, but a good old-fashioned road trip is also a great way to experience some of these. So get your soundtrack ready for the drive, and pick out your next adventure!
July 28-31 – Cowichan Valley, B.C.
This show on Vancouver Island is always a popular one, but this year has a few big names – most notably Carrie Underwood.
July 28-31 – White Sulphur Springs, Montana
Don’t be afraid of the red ants, because you’re sure to dance your pants off at this popular festival in Montana. The bands are slightly less known, but there are 16 acts that will keep you having fun!
July 29-31 – Sweet Home, Oregon
This festival is popular for the beauty of the area as well as the performers, but this year it’s being headlined by Carrie Underwood and Toby Keith.
July 29-31 – Mountain Home, Idaho
Have you ever been to Idaho? Have you ever seen performances by Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and Brantley Gilbert? Well, this is your chance to do both!
July 29-31 – George, Washington
If the name of this town isn’t enough to make you want to go, how about the chance to see Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, and Eric Church at an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Columbia River?
August 4-6 – Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Wisconsin adds another big festival to the list, and this one next to the mighty Mississippi River gives you the chance to see Kid Rock, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, and others.
August 4-7 – Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, and many others will be performing at one of the biggest camping and country music festivals in Canada.
August 4-6 – Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
The 34th annual summer of this festival in Minnesota gives you another chance to hear the tunes of Tim McGraw and Kid Rock.
August 4-7 – Johnstown, Pennsylvania
This festival is held in Pennsylvania every August, and the aim is to hold a celebration of American roots music.
September 2-4 – Panama City Beach, Florida
This major beach party held every Labor Day is a great one to attend, and this year you’ll get to see Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brad Paisley, and many others.
Did We Miss Any?
It’s tough to put together a list of all the best country music festivals that 2016 has to offer, but this covers quite a few of them. Which one will you be heading to?