Dierks Bentley hosted his Seven Peaks Music Festival over Labor Day Weekend in its new location of Villa Grove, Colorado in the San Luis Valley. The three-day camping festival featured a host of surprise collaborations and spontaneous moments throughout the weekend.
Friday’s ‘90s night included performances by Rapidgrass, The Frontmen (Richie McDonald of Lonestar, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart and Tim Rushlow of Little Texas) and Tracy Lawrence. Bentley’s Hot Country Knights wrapped the weekend’s first night with a raucous set that saw Lawrence return to the stage for a crowd singalong.
Campers returned on Saturday for shows on the festival’s second stage, known as the Whiskey Row Stage, by Alanna Springsteen, Jackson Dean, Rapidgrass, as well as a surprise bluegrass pop-up set by Bentley.
Seven Peaks’ main stage lineup was also filled with high-energy sets by Boy Named Banjo, Travis Denning, Lainey Wilson and Hardy, who invited both Wilson and Bentley up for collabs during his set. Headliner Morgan Wallen brought down the house to close out the Saturday night shows.
Sunday featured sets by Caitlyn Smith, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jordan Davis and Ashley McBryde, while the Whiskey Row Stage hosted Aaron Raitiere, Ashley Cooke, Kendell Marvell, The Red Clay Strays and Ray Fulcher. Bentley hopped up on stage a few times throughout the day during a mass singalong of “Wagon Wheel” with Old Crow Medicine Show, and during The Red Clay Strays set.
Bentley closed out the weekend with guests during his show, including McBryde, Davis and surprise guest Peyton Manning, who appeared on stage and invited the Hot Country Knights back to the stage for a rousing rendition of “Friends In Low Places.”
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