The Watershed Festival made their big line-up announcement this morning – and it’s a huge one! Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley will headline the inaugural Watershed Music Festival. The festival runs August 3rd to the 5th in George, WA. See the full line-up below and let us know if you’ll be heading to the new festival. Tickets go on sale May 5th through Ticketmaster.com and three-day passes are only $90!
The festival is being run by Live Nation and ACM Promoter of the Year, Brian O’Connell. Brian believes that the unique setting picked for the festival will make it a stand-out event for fans and artists alike.
“The Gorge provides a feeling that is impossible to recreate anywhere else,” said O’Connell. “It is truly a magical place and provides the perfect setting for a cool, eclectic country event. We wanted to create something that didn’t exist, from the caliber of artists to the camping and the atmosphere. I’m excited to be a part of it and see it all come together.”
This isn’t the first time that The Gorge has held events for country music; but it’s the first time for more than one concert at a time, explains Live Nation’s Jeff Trisler:
“In the storied 25 year history of The Gorge, we’ve been fortunate to host many of the nation’s top country artists, but all have been single day concerts,” said Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle. “For years, we’ve wanted to host a multiple day country festival that builds on the tremendous success for our annual Sasquatch Music Festival and Dave Matthews Band residency. We believe this event will bring that same sort of excitement and energy to The Gorge for an entirely new group of music fans.”
Artists confirmed for the multi-day country fest include Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square, Uncle Kracker, Dwight Yoakam, Tracy Lawrence, Reckless Kelly, The Lost Trailers, Steve Holy, Johnny Reid, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Morgan Frazier, DeeJay Silver and a local stage will feature regional acts each night. More artists are set to be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country to see who else will be added.
Who do you want to see added to the lineup? Are you thinking of going?