The country music festival scene is about to get a new player. The recently announced Watershed Festival is coming to Washington state. The self-proclaimed “Northwest’s Premiere Country Music Festival” will reportedly take place at The Gorge Amphitheatre this August 3-5.
While we know the where and the when of the festival, we’re still waiting on the “who” – as in who will be performing. The festival does have an official website, but for now it is serving as a countdown clock to April 27, which is the date when all of the details will be revealed.
One thing that has been confirmed about the Watershed Festival is that Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell is involved. He’s a five-time winner of the Academy of Country Music Award for Promoter of the Year. He works with names such as Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Sugarland. Any festival that can bring in any of those acts can call itself “premiere” or anything else it wants!
Earlier this week O’Connell sent out this message on his Twitter account:
Hey guys @WatershedFest is my new baby, at the Gorge outside Seattle, one of the best venues.. 3 days of country music and camping !!!!!!
For those who may have never been there, The Gorge is a stunningly beautiful concert setting located about 150 miles east of Seattle. The amphitheatre is just off of Interstate 90 near the tiny town of George (That’s right – George,Washington!) and offers spectacular views overlooking the Columbia River. (See the below pic that was posted on the Watershed Facebook page.)
Come this August, will the river be rockin’ to a whole lot of Country? It certainly sounds like it. Stay tuned!