Live Nation Entertainment revealed plans today to launch Chicago’s first major country music festival. Windy City LakeShake will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 19-21. Country music heavyweights Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley will headline the festival set against the iconic backdrop of Chicago’s city skyline.
With the festival’s scenic setting of Northerly Island offering a weekend retreat for fans, additional artists slated to play include Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Thomas Rhett and Canaan Smith with more to be revealed over the coming weeks.
Windy City LakeShake will join Live Nation’s premier country music festival family that includes Watershed, Faster Horses, Route 91 Harvest, FarmBorough, the recently announced Delaware Junction and will host two stages including the festival group’s trademark “Next From Nashville” stage, showcasing emerging country music acts. Three day passes start at $199.50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Mon., Feb 2nd at 10am CT. Fans will also have the opportunity to upgrade to VIP passes which will allow fans access to elevated viewing, shaded reserved seating, exclusive cash bars, upgraded food selection and more. For more information visit: www.lakeshakefestival.com.
“Being a native Chicagoan, it has been a dream of mine to present a world class country music festival in my hometown,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation Entertainment. “The backdrop of the beautiful skyline of Chicago, and the coolness of being right on the lake shore will enhance the incredible artists we have lined up for year one. No one has more fun than Chicago’s music fans, and I am sure that LakeShake will be one for the ages.”
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The line-up for Rodeo Austin has announced the final list of big-name entertainers who will perform during the 2015 Main Stage Concert Series.
March 14 – Willie Nelson & Family
March 15 – Dwight Yoakam
March 16 – Eli Young Band
March 17 – Panic! At the Disco
March 18 – The Beach Boys
March 19 – Randy Rogers Band
March 20 – Joe Nichols
March 21 – Turnpike Troubadours
March 22 – Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis
March 23 – Tyler Farr
March 24 – Boyz II Men
March 25 – Sublime with Rome
March 26 – Martina McBride
March 27 – Lee Brice
March 28 – Kevin Fowler
Tickets go on sale to the public today and may be purchased at RodeoAustin.com or by calling 512-477-6060. Rodeo and concert tickets start at $20.
5 Quick Holiday Questions with Joe Nichols
Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? neither I’m a coffee kind of guy actually
What is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition? The day the tree goes up we put on Christmas music, watch old Christmas movies like Rudolph and Santa Clause is coming to town!
What was your favorite Christmas present as a child? there was a year when my parents didn’t have much and our Church brought over some gifts that we treasured.
What is Your Favorite Christmas Song? I actually put MY favorite Christmas song on my Christmas Album. “Old Toy Trains” by Roger Miller. I sing it to my kids on Christmas morning every year.