Country Music Concert Survival Guide: What to Pack

Concerts are major events that are good to be prepared for as much as possible. Considering that country concerts and festivals are a lot of tailgating, hanging out and then jamming out, there are plenty of items that you can consider bringing for the ultimate concert experience! 


The bag you chooses matters! What do you want to bring? How much do you want to bring? Are you going to be carrying it the whole time? Do you need to keep stuff cold? Do you need to keep stuff secure? These are all excellent considerations when it comes to selecting your bag. Also, make sure that you have extra room in your bag for merch that you purchase at the actual event.
Want something cute, efficient and easy to wear? Consider a Redneck Couture knapsack!

1. Portable charger


(Your phone is going to die. This is an inevitable possibility. You're going to be texting, posting, tweeting, instagramming, taking photos and videos, jamming out to music before the concert and perhaps getting in a round or five of Candy Crush (do kids still play that?). It's an excellent idea to pack a portable charger or two for you and your friends to use in order to make sure that your phone is alive when you need it!)

2. Sunscreen


3. Water!


4. Little snacks


5. Extra clothing item


(pack a little jacket, an extra tshirt, etc. You never know what kind of messes you may find yourself in or if you or your pals will get cold.)

6. Sharpies


(for impromptu autograph sessions or giving that handsome stranger your phone number)

7. Blanket or something to sit on


(an old quilt, a table cloth, folding chairs, pillows, etc.)

8. An extra pair of shoes.


(If you're new to boots but want to look your country chic best, you might want to bring a pair of sneakers along with you to change into if you feel uncomfortable after a while.)

9. Something to pull your hair up with.


(hair ties, clips, head bands, bandanas, etc.)

10. Make up wipes.


(These not only work for the post sweaty mascara smears, but they are universal cleaners for any kind of mess.)

11. Cash.


If you can avoid bringing your credit card, you'll be less likely to be totally screwed if you lose your wallet at a show if it just has cash in it. Make sure to bring only enough cash that you're comfortable with spending ($50.00 if you're planning on buying merch and perhaps an $8.00 soda). Keep your phone and wallet as close to you as possible. Perhaps even investing in a fanny pack would be a good idea.

12. Bug repellent.


13. Lighter.


14. Sunglasses.


15. Plastic bags.


(they don't take up a lot of space and you can squish them together. However, after you open a drink, wrap it in a plastic bag before you put it back in your bag in case of spillage. Plus, there's always a use for a plastic bag. (Hold merch, throw out trash, etc.) 



Dolly Parton


JUNE 2016

6/3 Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
6/4 Duluth, Georgia at the Infinite Energy Center
6/5 Greenville, SC at the Peace Center
6/7 Charleston, WV at the Charleston Civic Center
6/8 Vienna, VA at the Wolf Trap
6/10 Northfield, OH at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
6/11 Cincinnati, OH at the Horseshoe Casino
6/12 Lewiston, NY at the Art Park Outdoor Amphitheater
6/15 Philadelphia, PA at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/17 Lenox, MA at Tanglewood
6/18 Bangor, ME at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
6/22 Wilkes Barre, PA at the Mohegan Sun Arena
6/25 Forest Hills, NY at Forest Hills Stadium
6/26 Holmdel, NY at the PNC Bank Performing Arts Center
6/28 Pittsburgh, PA at the CONSOLE Energy Center

JULY 2016

7/19 Cedar Rapids, IA at the US Cellular Center
7/ 22 Sioux Falls, SD at the Denny Sanford Premier Center
7/ 23 Deadwood, SD at the Deadwood Mountain Grand
7/ 26 Oren, UT at the UCCU Center
7/ 27 Denver, CO at the Red Rocks Amphitheater


8/2 Columbus, OH at the Ohio State Fair
8/3 Fort Wayne, IN at the Allen County War Memorial
8/7 Highland Park, IL at the Ravinia Festival Coliseum
8/10 Evansville, IN at the Ford Center

Darius Rucker


JUNE 2016

6/3 Tampa, FL at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
6/4 West Palm Beach, FL at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
6/16 Tuscaloosa, AL at the Amphitheatre
6/17 Dallas, TX at the Gexa Energy Pavilion
6/18 Austin, TX at the Austin 360 Amphitheater
6/24 St. Louis, MO at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/25 Noblesville, IN at the Klipsch Music Center
6/26 Pittsburgh, PA at the First Niagara Pavilion

JULY 2016

7Englewood, CO at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
7/8 Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater
7/9 Phoenix, AZ at the Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/15 Mountain View, CA at the Shoreline Amphitheater
7/16 Irvine, CA at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
7/22 Holmdel, NJ at the PNC Bank Performing Arts Center
7/23 Hartford, CT at the XFINITY Theatre
7/24 Wantaugh, NY at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
7/29 Bangor, ME at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/30 Mansfield, MA at the XFINITY Center
7/31 Darien Center, NY at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center


8/12 Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live
8/13 Camden, NJ at the BB&T Pavilion
8/14 Bethel Woods, NY at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/18 Cincinnati, OH at the Riverbend Music Center
8/20 Chicago, IL at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
8/25 Detroit, MI at the DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/26 Cleveland, OH at the Blossom Music Center
8/27 Charlotte, NC at the PNC Music Pavilion

Keith Urban


JUNE 2016

6/2 Kansas City MO at the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
6/3 St. Louis, MO at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/4 Indianapolis, IN at the Klipsch Music Center 
6/10 Myrtle Beach, SC at Carolina Country Music Fest 
6/11 Alpharetta, GA at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6/16 Orange Beach, AL at the Wharf Amp
6/17 Tampa, FL at the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater
6/18 West Palm Beach, FL at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
6/23 Clarkston, MI at the DTE Energy Music Theater
6/24 Canadaigua, NY at the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
6/25 Mansfield, MA at the XFINITY Center

JULY 2016

7/2-7/3 Gilford, NH at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion 
7/14 Cincinnati, OH at the Riverbend Music Center 
7/15 Cleveland, OH at the Blossom Music Center
7/16 Holmdel, NJ at the PNC Bank Performing Arts Center
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater
7/22 Greenwood Village, CO at the Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
7/23 Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater
7/27 Lake Tahoe, NV at Lake Tahoe at Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheater
7/28 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
7/29  Lake Tahoe, NV at Lake Tahoe at Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheater
7/31 George, WA at Watershed Festival


8/4 Bozeman, MT at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
8/5 Pocatello, ID at the Portneuff Health Trust Amphitheater
8/7 George, WA at Watershed Festival
8/18 Charlotte, NC at the PNC Music Pavilion
8/19 Raleigh, NC at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater
8/20 Virginia Beach, VA at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/25 Syracuse, NY at the Lakeview Amphitheater
8/26 Philadelphia, PA at the BB&T Pavilion
8/27 Washington, DC at Jiffy Lube Live

Jennifer Nettles


MAY 2016

5/20 Biloxi, MS at the IP Casino Resort and Spa
5/21 Canton, MS at the Horseshoe Casino's Bluesville
5/29 Daytona Beach, FL at the Daytona International Speedway

JUNE 2016

6/2 Baltimore, MD at the Hippodrome Theater
6/3 Upper Darby, PA at the Tower Theater
6/5 Lancaster, PA at the American Music Theater
6/11 Oceanside, CA at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater 
6/12 Temecula, CA at the Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyard