Playlist To Get You To The Weekend

1. “Chillin’ It“ by Cole Swindell

2. “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi

3. “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” by Kip Moore

4. “Star Of The Show” by Thomas Rhett

5. “Good Girl” by Carrie Underwood

6. “All Alright“ by Lindsay Eli

7. “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do” by Chad Brownlee

8. “Song For Another Time“ by Old Dominion

9. “Just Sayin’” by James Barker Band

10. “Today” by Brad Paisley

The Ultimate Country Concert Survival Guide

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! 

BONUS SURVIVAL TIP:

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!

What You're Packing:

1. Portable charger

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(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

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3. Water!

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(It's going to be hot, there's going to be drinking, dancing and good times to be had--STAY HYDRATED.)

4. Little snacks

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(Whether you're packing bonus snacks or drinks, make sure that you have something to keep you full. Food at a concert is VERY expensive, and is a hit or miss when it comes to quality. So the best decision is to bring your own concessions!)

5. Extra clothing item

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(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

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

7. Blanket or something to sit on

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

8. An extra pair of shoes.

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(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.

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

10. Make up wipes.

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

11. Cash.

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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.

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13. Lighter.

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14. Sunglasses.

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(Head over to Dollar Tree and load up with at least 3 pairs of shades. You'll be able to share them with your friends that definitely forgot theirs, but at the same time if you lose a pair, not only do you have a backup, but it's not devastating to have lost a pair of $1.00 sunglasses.)

15. Plastic bags.

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(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.) 

What You're Wearing: 

It's officially summer time. Summer time brings many things: sunshine to bask in from 6am to 9pm, hot weather, bikinis, beach days, adventures, cool sweet tea, and of course country music! Here are some country music concert outfit suggestions and ideas to keep you cool, comfortable and country.
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1. Band or artist merch.

There's a more than decent possibility that your Blake Shelton tshirt or Carrie Underwood tank top cost you more than you'd like to admit--so why not wear it proud!? The nostalgia value gets attached to the totem and it's an article of clothing that you can wear and remember the epic time that you had.
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2. Layers.

As mentioned previously, it's always good to pack an extra clothing item for yourself or your concert pal. A concert starts with the tailgate party in the parking lot at noon--when it's HOT, HOT, HOT and then it just gets hotter throughout the day. For most of the concert you might find yourself in a tank top and some shorts; however, what happens once the sun goes down? Be sure to have something to warm up with just in case (a cardigan, hoodie, extra shirt, sweat pants to go over your shorts, etc.)
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3. BOOTS!

They're made for walkin', stompin', dancin' and more. (Don't forget to doll them up a bit with some hot Boot Bling.)
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4. Hats.

It's going to be sunny. Don't forget your cowboy or cowgirl hat, baseball cap, snap back, or floppy hat at home.

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5. Denim.

Wether you're rockin' cut off denim Daisy Dukes, jeans, or a denim vest, you can't forgo this country staple.
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6. Plaid.

Another fancy redneck must, don't forget to dawn your plaid button ups. Comfy to keep cool and warm!

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7. Something patriotic.

Support the good ol' USA with some red, white and blue.

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Have a blast this summer!

Playlist To Get You To The Weekend

1. “Take That Shot“ by Shari Rowe

2. “My Kinda Party“ by Jason Aldean

3. “Mixtape” by Jessica Mack

4. “Save a Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” by Big & Rich

5. “Think  A Little Less“ by Michael Ray

6. “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)“ by Luke Bryan

7. “Pontoon“ by Little Big Town

8. “Livin’ The Dream” by Drake White

9. “Every Week’s Got A Friday“ by High Valley

10. “Dirty Laundry” by Carrie Underwood

Playlist To Get You To The Weekend

1. “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” by George Strait

2. “Lawn Chair Lazy“ by James Barker Band

3. “Red Dress” by Jojo Mason

4. “Houseboat” by Sykamore

5. “Parachute” by Chris Stapleton

6. “House Party“ by Sam Hunt

7. “Won’t You Be Mine” by Bobby Wills

8. “Holdin’ Her” by Chris Janson

9. “All Wanna Party“ by Jason Benoit

10. “Make You Mine” by High Valley and Ricky Skaggs

Playlist To Get You To The Weekend

1. “Found” by Dan Davidson

2. “MisAmerica” by The Legendary Shack Shakers

3. “Night’s On Fire“ by David Nail

4. “Better Than You Found It“ by Tyller Gummersall

5. “Breakfast Beer“ by Gord Bamford

6. “Tattoos On This Town” by Jason Aldean

7. “I’m An Open Road“ by Paul Brandt

8. “Old Motel“ by Jack Ingram

9. “You’re Still The One“ by Shania Twain

10. “Somewhere In The Country” by Tebey

Playlist To Get You To The Weekend

1. “Four Years of Chances“ by Margo Price 

2. “Bush Party” by Dean Brody

3. “Down By The River“ by Bobby Wills

4. “Church Bells” by Carrie Underwood

5. “The Mercury“ by Turnpike Troubadours

6. “I Hate You For It“ by Chad Brownlee

7. “Top of Rock Bottom“ by Bart Crow

8. “Minnedosa” by Johnson Crook

9. “Vice” by Miranda Lambert

10. “Rock On“ by Tucker Beathard

Playlist To Get You To The Weekend

1. “Traveller” by Chris Stapleton

2. “Honey Jack“ by Madeline Merlo

3. “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band

4. “Hard to Please“ by The Black Lillies

5. “Gunpowder & Lead“ by Miranda Lambert

6. “Yeah” by Joe Nichols

7. “Huntin’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” by Luke Bryan

8. “Life Is A Highway“ by Rascal Flatts

9. “Peter Pan“ by Kelsea Ballerini

10. “Radio” by Reckless Kelly

Country Music Concerts 2017: Part One - Festivals

Summer is right around the corner, which means it's almost time for country concerts, sunshine, and fun! Check out our guide to the Country Music Festivals of Summer 2017.

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Las Cruces Country Music Festival

Dates: April 28th-April 30th
Location: Las Cruces, TX
Bands: Kacey Musgraves, Tanya Tucker, Eli Young Band

Pepsi Spring Jam

Dates: April 28th-April 29th
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
Bands: Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, LoCash, Colbie Caillat, A Thousand Horses

Stagecoach Music Festival

Dates: April 28th-April 30th
Location: Indio, CA
Bands: Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cyndi Lauper

Off the Rails Country Music Festival

Dates: May 6th-May 7th
Location: Frisco, TX
Bands: Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley, Tyler Farr, Old Dominion.

Key West Songwriter's Festival

Dates: May 10th-May 14th
Location: Key West, FL
Bands: Cam, Steve Cropper, Dylan Altman Band, Jeffrey Steele, Al Anderson, Robert Earl Keen , Shawn Camp, Full Line Up Here

Crude Texas Music Festival

Dates: May 18th-May 20th
Location: Midland, Texas
Bands: Eli Young Band, Josh Abbott band, Cody Johnson, Wade Bowen, William Clark Green, Kyle Park

Tree Town Music Festival

Dates: May 25th-May 28th
Location: Forest City, Iowa
Bands: Bret Michaels, Thomas Rhett, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Young

Country 500

Dates: May 26th-May 28th
Location: Daytona, FL
Bands: Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn

Lone Star Jam

Dates: May 27th-May 28th
Location: Austin, TX
Bands: Pat Green, Casey Donahew, Kaitlyn Butts, Cory Morrow, Patrick McCollum

Rock the South

Dates: June 2nd-June 3rd
Location: Cullman, AL
Bands: Sam Hunt

CMA Music Fest

Dates: June 8th-June 11th
Location: Nashville, TN
Bands: Kenny Rogers, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindle, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, John Anderson, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Lady Antebellum, Tracy Lawrence, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town

Carolina Country Music Festival

Dates: June 9th-June 11th
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Bands: Kenny Chesney, Love and Theft, Zach Seabaugh, Davisson Brothers, Brett Young, Gretchen Wilson, Parmalee

Taste of Country Music Festival

Dates: June 9th-June 11th
Location: Hunter, NY
Bands: Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert

Country Jam Colorado

Dates: June 15th-June 18th
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Bands: Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser, and Justin Moore

Headwaters Country Jam

Dates: June 15th-June 17th
Location: Three Forks, MT
Bands: Chris Young, Randy Houser, Frankie Ballard

Country Summer

Dates: June 16th-June 18th
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Bands: Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Randy Houser, A Thousand Horses, Maddie & Tae

Country Fest

Dates: June 22nd-June 25th
Location: Cadott, WI
Bands: Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Alabama, Chris Young, Dan + Shay, Brothers Osborne, Wynonna

Moondance Jammin Country

Dates: June 23rd-June 24th
Location: Walker, MN
Bands: Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion

Windy City LakeShake

Dates: June 23rd-June 25th
Location: Chicago, IL
Bands: Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, Brothers Osborne, Randy Houser

Kicker Country Stampede

Dates: June 22nd-June 24th
Location: Manhattan, KS
Bands: Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Alan Jackson, Old Dominion

Jam in the Valley

Dates: July 6th-July 8th
Location: Varysburg, NY
Bands: Toby Keith, Old Dominion

Happy Valley Jam

Dates: July 8th
Location: University Park, PA
Bands: Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Big & Rich, David Ray, Adley Stump

Jamboree in the Hills

Dates: July 13th-July 16th
Location: Morristown, OH
Bands: Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum

Hodag Country Festival

Dates: July 13th-July 16th
Location: Rhinelander, WI
Bands: Frankie Ballard, Billy Currington, Brandy Clark, Marty's Party, Little Big Town, Randy Houser, LoCash, Neal McCoy, RaeLynn

 

Country Jam USA

Dates: July 20th-July 22nd
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Bands: Luke Bryan

Country Thunder Wisconsin

Dates: July 20th-July 23rd
Location: Twin Lakes, WI
Bands: Billy Currington, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean

Night in the Country

Dates: July 27th-July 29th
Location: Yerington, NV
Bands: Thomas Rhett

Country on the River

Dates: August 3rd-August 5th
Location: Prairie du Chien, WI
Bands: Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Lee Brice

WE Fest

Dates: August 3rd-August 5th
Location: Detroit Lakes, MI
Bands: Luke Bryan, Zac Brown, Lady Antebellum

Oregon Jamboree

Dates: August 4th-August 6th
Location: Sweet Home, OR
Bands: Jason Aldean, Little Big Town

Willamette Country Music Festival

Dates: August 17th-August 20th
Location: Brownsville, OR
Bands: Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Kip Moore, Billy Currington, Randy Houser, Parolee, RaeLynn, High Valley, Jackson Michelson, Sundance Head

 

Playlist To Get You To The Weekend

1. “Train in the Distance“ by Don Henley

2. “That Don’t Impress Me Much“ by Shania Twain

3. “Today” by Brad Paisley

4. “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” by Joe Nichols

5. “Seein’ Red“ by Dustin Lynch

6. “Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night“ by Doc Walker

7. “Drinkin’ Buddy” by Gord Bamford

8. “Lights Come On” by Jason Aldean

9. “My Church” by Maren Morris

10. “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem“ by Kenny Chesney

Playlist To Get You To The Weekend

1. “Room to Breathe” by Chase Bryant

2. “Walk the Line“ by Johnny Cash

3. “East Bound and Down“ by The Road Hammers

4. “Shirley Jean“ Kiefer

5. “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes“ by Jess Moskaluke

6. “California Wildfire” by Just Dave Band

7. “Honky Tonk Badonadonk“ by Trace Adkins

8. “It All Started With A Beard“ by Frankie Ballard

9. “Take A Little Ride“ by Jason Aldean

10. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night“ by Jake Owen