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 8-11

A fun festive lifestyle event that for many is a vacation they anticipate all year long. In it’s 13 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 10th:  Blind Joe, Steele River Band, Parmalee, Josh Turner
  • Sat., June 11th:  Four Wheel Drive, Post Monroe, Connie Smith, Easton Corbin

Winstock | June 10-11

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 10th:  Mitch Gordon, A Thousand Horses, Tyler Farr, Lee Brice
  • Sat., June 11th:  Clare Dunn, Parmalee, Big & Rich, Thomas Rhett, Brad Paisley

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Moondance Jammin' Country Fest | June 17-18

The Moondance team is ready for a huge 10th Anniversary of Moondance Jammin' Country Fest with Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Travis Tritt, Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Neal McCoy and more -- in Walker, Minnesota, USA.

The Lineup:
  • Fri., June 17th:  32 Below, Chris Janson, Randy Houser, Dierks Bentley
  • Sat., June 18th:  Chris Hawkey, Neal McCoy, Travis Tritt, Jake Owen
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Lakes Jam | June 23-25

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 2016 schedule is looking good!

The Lineup:
  • Thur., June 23rd:  High Valley, LoCash, Granger Smith
  • Fri., June 24th:  Chris Hawkey, Whiskey Myers, Chase Bryant, Toby Keith
  • Sat., June 25th:  ThundHERstruck, Survivor, .38 Special, Styx

WE Fest | August 4-6

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. 2016 will be now exception.

The Lineup:
  • Thur., August 4th:  Joe Nichols, LoCash, Lee Brice, Eric Church
  • Fri., August 5th:  Granger Smith, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Currington, Kid Rock
  • Sat., August 6th:  Halfway To Hazard, Gary Allan, Steven Tyler, Tim McGraw
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Country, Music, Summer, Minnesota. Rock on our 98.1 brothers & sisters. Have fun!