Hot nights, camping in the great outdoors, giant stages with country's biggest stars, cold drinks, greasy food, and thousands of Minnesotans gathering to celebrate summer & music in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here's your complete guide to country music festivals in Minnesota this summer.

Kickin' Up Kountry Fest | June 7-10

A fun festive lifestyle event that for many is a vacation they anticipate all year long. In it’s 14th year in Karlstad, MN -- Kickn’ Up Kountry has attracted generations of music lovers. From Winnipeg to Fargo and Sioux Falls. From Bismarck to St. Cloud and Minneapolis. It's a gathering of girlfriends, passionate music lovers and guys who love the outdoor lifestyle, a great place to meet new people, greet long time friends and catch-up with family members.

The Lineup:
  • Fri., June 9th:  Lost Highway, LoCash, Clay Walker (+ more)
  • Sat., June 10th:  Mo Pitney, Chase Bryant, Kane Brown (+ more)

Winstock | June 9-10

The Winstock Country Music Festival is two days & nights of country music summer wonder in Minnesota -- held in Winsted, just west of the Twin Cities. It continues to be a country fan favorite year after year, and this year's lineup looks to keep that vibe rolling.

The Lineup:
  • Fri., June 9th:  Drake White, Little Big Town, Keith Urban (+ more)
  • Sat., June 10th:  Tucker Beathard, LoCash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantly Gilbert (+ more)
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Moondance Jammin' Country Fest | June 23-24

The Moondance team is ready for a huge 11th Anniversary of Moondance Jammin' Country Fest with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Danielle Bradbury, Dan+Shay and more -- in Walker, Minnesota, USA.

The Lineup:
  • Fri., June 23rd:  Eric Paslay, Dan+Shay, Old Dominion (+ more)
  • Sat., June 24th:  William Michael Morgan, Danielle Bradbury, Thomas Rhett (+ more)
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Lakes Jam | June 22-24

There's a thin line between country & rock, and Lakes Jam unites fans of both bringing them to the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area for three big nights of fun -- and Brainerd International Raceway is the perfect setup, built for camping and entertainment. The 2017 schedule is looking good!

The Lineup:
  • Thur., June 22nd: Chris Hawkey, LoCash, Chris Janson (+ more)
  • Fri., June 23rd:  Buckcherry, Bret Michaels, Skillet (+ more)
  • Sat., June 24th:  Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Jake Owen (+ more)

Pierz Freedom Fest | July 15

It's food, fun, family, community, and a musical blast from the awesome past this year at the 2017 Pierz Freedom Fest featuring 90s favorites Blackhawk and Neal McCoy (plus local favorites Chris Hawkey, and St. Cloud's Fabulous Armadillos.)

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WE Fest | August 3-5

Much like the Rose Bowl, We Fest is the 'Granddaddy of 'Em All.' Since it's inception in 1983 it has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation. Twice nominated for the Country Music Association’s prestigious Best Special Event award. 2017 will be no exception.

The Lineup:
  • Thur., August 3rd:  Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, Alan Jackson, Brett Young, Lady Antebellum (+ more)
  • Fri., August 4th:  Darius Rucker, Eli Young Band, Zac Brown Band (+ more)
  • Sat., August 5th:  Brett Eldredge, Kane Brown, RaeLynn, Randy Houser, Luke Bryan (+ more)
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Country, Music, Summer, Minnesota. Rock on our 98.1 brothers & sisters. Have fun!