Live Nation Launches Chicago Country Festival

Windy-City-LakeshakeLive Nation Entertainment revealed plans today (Jan. 27) to launch Chicago’s first major country music festival, Windy City LakeShake.

The three-day festival will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 19-21 with Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley.

Additional artists to be featured 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.

“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.”

Passes start at $199.50 (plus fees) and will be available Mon., Feb. 2 at 10am CT. VIP upgrades include elevated viewing, shaded reserved seating, exclusive cash bars, upgraded food selection and more.

Additional Live Nation country festivals include Watershed (Washington), Faster Horses (Michigan), Route 91 Harvest (Las Vegas), FarmBorough (NYC), Delaware Junction (Delaware).

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