Looking for biggest and BEST Country Music Festivals 2024? 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 30 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 2024
When: April 26-28, 2024
Where: Empire Polo Club, Indio, California
“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.”
2) Gulf Coast Jam 2024
When: May 30- June 2, 2024
Where: Panama City Beach, Florida
“The Gulf Coast Jam is a three-day Country Music festival located in beautiful Panama City, Florida. Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam offers a truly unique experience for any festival-goer. Located in picturesque Panama City Beach FL, the salty scenery of our beaches offers attendees the ultimate vacation feeling. Let the wonders of our clear blue waters wash away your worries for a night full of dancing the night away. Fans have traveled from all over the world to attend this festival which hosts some of country music ‘s biggest stars. From the beach, charming local eateries and the music what more could you ask for?”
3) CMA Music Festival 2024
When: June 6-9, 2024
Where: Nashville, Tennessee
“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 2024
When: August, 2024
Where: George, Washington
‘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 2024
When: June 27-29, 2024
Where: Cadott, Wisconsin
“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 2024
When: July 12-14 2024
Where: Brooklyn, Michigan
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 2024
When: July 19-21, 2024
Where: Cullman, Alabama
“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 Stampede
When: 2023 dates TBC
Where: Topeka, Kansas
“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!”
9) Taste of Country Music Festival 2024
When: June, 2024
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.”
10) Tailgate Fest
When: 2024 TBC
Where: Norco, California
“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.”
11) Windy City Smokeout 2024
When: July 11-14, 2024
Where: Chicago, Illinois
“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!”
12) Carolina Country Music Fest 2024
When: June 6-9, 2024
Where: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
“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.”
13) WE Fest 2024
When: August 1-3, 2024
Where: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
“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.”
14) Headwaters Country Jam 2024
When: July 25-27, 2024
Where: Three Forks, Montana
“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.”
15) Old Settler’s Music Festival
When: Returning in 2025
Where: Tilmon, Texas
“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.”
16) Tortuga Music Festival 2024
When: April 5-7, 2024
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
“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).”
17) Country Summer Music Festival 2024
When: June 14-16, 2024
Where: Santa Rosa, California
“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.”
18) Moondance Jammin Country Fest
When: June, 2024
Where: Walker, Minnesota
“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.”
19) Night in the Country Nevada 2024
When: July 25-25, 2024
Where: Yerington, Nevada
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.”
20) Country Thunder Arizona 2024
When: April 11-14, 2024
Where: Florence, Arizona
“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!”
21) Oregon Jamboree 2024
When: August 2-4, 2024
Where: Sweet Home, Oregon
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.”
22) Greenville Country Music Fest
When: October, 2024 (TBC)
Where: Greenville, North Carolina
23) HODAG Country Music Festival 2024
When: July 11-14, 2024
Where: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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.
24) Buckeye Country Superfest 2024
When: June 22-23, 2024
Where: Columbus, Ohio
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!
25) Country Jam Colorado
When: June, 2024 (TBC)
Where: Grand Junction, Colorado
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.
26) Barefoot Country Music Fest 2024
When: June 20-23, 2024
Where: Wildwood, New Jersey
“Give your friends a holler and get ready for some fun in the sun ‘cause It’s about to get WILD on the beach! Country music’s biggest stars are coming to the beautiful beaches of Wildwood, NJ! This four-day event will host the industry’s biggest stars with 40+ artists- bringing a unique blend of today’s country headliners, regional stars, up-and-comers and locals favorites performing across 5 unique stages. With the combination of country music and the scenic Wildwood’s backdrop, this family-friendly, four-day fest is THE summer vacation destination. Start your summer off right at Jersey’s Original Country Music Beach Fest.”
27) iHeartRadio Country Festival
When: May, 2024 (TBC)
Where: Austin, Texas
“For the tenth straight year, Country music’s biggest superstars will perform in a celebration of all things Country at the iHeartCountry Festival presented by Capital One. Past performers include Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley and Kelsea Ballerini.”
28) SXSW 2024
When: March 8-16, 2024
Where: Austin, Texas
“From March 8-16, experience unparalleled discovery, learning, professional development, and networking with creatives from around the world. The event features Conference sessions, Film Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, world-class Exhibitions, networking opportunities, competitions, awards ceremonies, and much more.”
29) HWY30 Music Fest: Texas Edition
When: October, 2023 / 2024 TBC
Where: Forth Worth, Texas
“What started as a dream shared by a husband and wife has grown into a decade-long tradition of family friendly fun, centered around a love for music, our country, and one another. Gordy and Meg Schroeder have grown HWY30 Music Festival in Idaho into an internationally renowned music festival known far and wide for its incredible lineups and unbeatable atmosphere. What started as a fundraiser event for a local town has turned into an annual four day music festival featuring over thirty of the hottest bands in the country and hosting over 30,000 people over the course of the week, all in a small town of 2,000 people. When the time came to grow the fest, Texas called and the Schroeder’s answered. So for the first time ever, in October of 2023, HWY30 Music Fest is coming to one of Fort Worth’s most legendary venues, Texas Motor Speedway.”
30) Tailgate n’ Tallboys Music Festivals 2024
When: June, July and November, 2024 (various dates depending on location)
Where: Various locations across the USA (2024 locations are Bloomington and Taylorville in Illinois, Rockingham North Carolina, Midland Michigan, Clinton Iowa).
Tailgate n’ Tallboys Music Festivals are held across the United States, and are an exciting addition to the USA country music festival scene. In 2024, the crew will be expanding from their initial Illinois festivals, to also include Iowa, Michigan and North Carolina. Expect tons of country music fun!
Am I Missing Any Epic Country Music Festivals 2024…?
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 2024…? Let me know!
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