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Country Music Festivals 2023

March 24, 2022 8:00 am GMT
Last Edited May 30, 2023 3:35 pm GMT

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If there's one thing country music knows how to do well, it's putting on an absolutely cracking festival.

Across the world, millions of country music fans take the pilgrimage to see their favourite country artists alongside hundreds of thousands of fellow listeners.

So, to help you decide which ones you may want to attend this year, here is a detailed, chronological list of the country music festivals taking place across the US and Canada in 2023.

For more information on each festival, follow the links for a handy detailed guide! (This list will be updated as more festivals are announced, with each festival page updated as line-ups are unveiled).

<p>Chicago's Windy City Smokeout Festival </p>

Windy City Smokeout, Chicago

2023 FESTIVALS

JANUARY

CRASH MY PLAYA - Riviera Cancun, Mexico - 19th - 22nd

MARCH

WINTERWONDERGRASS COLORADO - Steamboat Resort, Colorado - 3rd - 5th

LUCK REUNION - Spicewood, Texas - 16th

SUWANNEE SPRING REUNION - Live Oak, Florida - 23rd - 26th

HOGS FOR THE CAUSE - New Orleans, Louisiana - 31st - 1st April

WINTERWONDERGRASS CALIFORNIA - Pallisades Tahoe, California - 31st - 2nd April

APRIL

COUNTRY THUNDER ARIZONA - Florence, Arizona - 13th - 16th

TORTUGA FESTIVAL - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 14th - 16th

WIGGY THUMP FEST - Palestine, Texas - 15th

HIGH WATER FESTIVAL - Riverfront Park, North Charleston, South Carolina - 15th - 16th

TWO STEP INN - Georgetown, Texas - 15th - 16th

MOON CRUSH PINK MOON - Miramar Beach, Florida - 20th - 23rd

MERLEFEST - Wilkesboro, North Carolina - 27th - 30th

BEAR SHADOW FESTIVAL - Highlands, North Carolina - 28th - 30th

STAGECOACH COUNTRY FESTIVAL - Indio, California - 28th - 30th

MAY

CALF FRY MUSIC FESTIVAL - Stillwater, Oklahoma - 4th - 6th

FRESHGRASS FESTIVAL - Bentonville, Arkansas - 19th - 20th

TROUBADOUR FESTIVAL - College Station, Texas - 20th

ROOSTER WALK - Martinsville, Virginia - 25th - 28th

DELFEST - Cumberland, Maryland - 25-28th

BUCKEYE COUNTRY SUPERFEST - Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio - 27th

JUNE

PEPSI GULF COAST JAM - Panama City Beach, Florida - 1st - 4th

CAMP GREENSKY - Caledonia, Michigan - 3rd - 5th

RAILBIRD FESTIVAL - Lexington, Kentucky - 3rd - 4th

CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC FEST - Myrtle Beach, SC - 8th - 11th

TAILGATE N’ TALLBOYS (Clinton) - Clinton, Iowa - 8th - 10th

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL - Nashville, Tennessee - 8th - 11th

TAILGATE N' TALLBOYS (Bloomington) - Bloomington, Illinois - 14th - 17th

BONNAROO - Manchester, Tennessee - 15th - 18th

BAREFOOT COUNTRY MUSIC FEST - Wildwood, New Jersey - 15th - 18th

MOONDANCE COUNTRY MUSIC WEEKEND - Walker, Minnesota - 16th - 17th

COUNTRY SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Santa Rosa, California - 16th - 18th

HWY 30 MUSIC FEST - Filer, Idaho - 21st - 24th

SUMMERFEST - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 23rd June - July 9th

COUNTRY JAM COLORADO - Grand Junction, Colorado - 22rd - 24th

JACKALOPE JAMBOREE - Pendleton, OR - 22nd - 24th

COUNTRY FEST - Cadott, Wisconsin - 22nd - 24th

RED WING ROOTS - Mt. Solon, Virginia - 23rd - 25th

BEACH IT! - Virginia Beach, Virginia - 23rd - 25th

DAUPHIN'S COUNTRYFEST - Dauphin, Manitoba - 30th - July 2nd

FITZGERALD'S AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL - Berwyn, Illinois - 30th - July 3rd

Holler Country Music

Pilgrimage Festival, Tennessee

JULY

CAVENDISH BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL - Cavendish, Prince Edward Island - 6th - 8th

COUNTRY CONCERT - Fort Loramie, Ohio - 6th - 8th

COUNTRY THUNDER SASKATCHEWAN - Saskatchewan, Canada - 13th - 16th

WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT - United Center, Chicago - 13th - 16th

COUNTRY STAMPEDE AT THE HEARTLAND - Topeka, Kansas - 13th - 15th

FASTER HORSES COUNTRY FESTIVAL - Brooklyn, Michigan - 14th - 16th

UNDER THE BIG SKY - Whitefish, Montana - 15th - 16th

MASTER MUSICIANS FESTIVAL - Somerset, Kentucky - 14th - 15th

COUNTRY JAM USA - Eau Claire, Wisconsin - 20th - 22nd

ROCK THE SOUTH - Cullman, Alabama - 20th - 22nd

COUNTRY THUNDER WISCONSIN - Twin Lakes, Wisconsin - 20th - 23rd

NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY NEVADA - Yerington, Nevada - 20th - 22nd

COUNTRY ON THE BAY - Ontario, Canada - 21st - 23rd

FAIRWELL FESTIVAL - Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Oregon - 21st - 23rd

FLOYDFEST - Patrick Country, Virginia - 26th - 30th (Postponed to 2024)

HEADWATERS COUNTRY JAM - Three Forks, Montana - 27th - 29th

TAILGATE N' TALLYBOYS OFFROAD (Taylorville) - Taylorville, Illinois - 27th - 29th

PEACEMAKER - Fort Smith, Arkansas - 28th - 29th

PALOMINO FESTIVAL - Pasadena, California - Not returning in 2023

AUGUST

WE FEST - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota - 3rd - 5th

BIG VALLEY JAMBOREE - Cambrose, Alberta - 3rd - 6th

SUNFEST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL - Cowichan Valley, British Columbia - 3rd - 6th

FLOOD CITY FESTIVAL - Johnstown, Pennsylvania - 4th - 5th

WATERSHED COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL - George, Washington - 4th - 6th

OREGON JAMBOREE - Sweet Home, Oregon - 4th - 6th

BOOTS AND HEARTS - Oro-Medonite, Ontario - 10th - 13th

VOICES OF AMERICA COUNTRY MUSIC FEST - West Chester, Ohio - 11th - 13th

TIDALWAVE - Atlantic City Beach, New Jersey - 11th - 13th

LASSO MONTREAL - Montreal, Canada - 18th - 19th

COUNTRY THUNDER ALBERTA - Calgary, Alberta - 18th - 20th

NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY CAROLINAS - Mill Spring, North Carolina - 25th - 27th

Holler Country Music

Black Deer Festival, UK - Photo: Ania Shrimpton

SEPTEMBER

EARL SCRUGGS MUSIC FESTIVAL - Mill Spring, North Carolina - 2nd - 4th

BRISTOL RHYTHM AND ROOTS - Bristol, Tennessee - 8th - 10th

BLACK MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE - Monticello, Kentucky - 8th - 9th

BORN AND RAISED - Pryor, Oklahoma - 13th - 16th

WHALE ROCK MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL - Paso Robles, California - 16th - 17th

AMERICANAFEST - Nashville, Tennessee - 19th - 24th

PILGRIMAGE - Franklin, Tennessee - 23rd - 24th

WILD HORSES - San Diego, CA - 24th - 25th

FIREWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL - La Cygne, Kansas - 29th - October 1st

MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL - Memphis, Tennessee - 29th - October 1st

OCTOBER

COUNTRY THUNDER BRISTOL - Bristol, Tennessee - 6th - 7th

REBELS & RENEGADES - Monterey, California - 6th - 8th

RIVERFRONT REVIVAL - Charleston, South Carolina - 7th - 8th

COUNTRY THUNDER FLORIDA - Kissimmee, Florida - 20th - 22nd

GREENVILLE COUNTRY MUSIC FEST - Greenville, South Carolina - 20th - 22nd

LIVE AT THE STATION FESTIVAL - College Station, Texas - 21st

LUCKTOBERFEST - Spicewood, Texas - 28th - 30th

NOVEMBER

COUNTRY BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL - Miami, Florida - 11th - 12th

TAILGATE N’ TALLBOYS ROCKINGHAM - Rockingham Speedway, North Carolina - 17th - 18th

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