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10 Things You’re Guaranteed to See at a Country Music Festival

From the ladies man to the girl squad, here are a few things you're guaranteed to see at a Country music festival. 

Written by Kelly Brickey
10 Things You’re Guaranteed to See at a Country Music Festival

The days are getting hotter and the nights are getting longer…you know what that means: festival season is back!

Country music festivals are fun-filled weekends like no other where the music is blaring and the people are dancing. From the sandy shores to the dirt-covered farm fields, fans from all across the country travel to catch a glimpse of their favorite artists as they get down under the burning summer sun. But no matter which festival suits your fancy, you’re bound to run into some familiar faces time and time again that always show up in full stride.

Here are ten things you will always see at any country music festival you attend, whether you expect it or not:

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. The ‘Murica Crowd

People sure do love to show the pride they have for their country whenever they hear the sounds of artists like Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton. Whether they be clad in red, white and blue bikinis or boasting a patriotic hat atop their heads, you know these people are the ones who want to start the whole ‘U-S-A’ chant. 

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. Squad Goals

Team work makes the dream work. Ain’t nobody messing with a clique wearing matching tank tops and high-waist cutoffs. Besides, it’s all about a matching uniform to get the girls to stick together, literally and figuratively. 

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. The Lucky Ones

 A VIP ticket is just like that of a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket: it’s magical and nothing will ever beat the true excitement of having all of your wildest dreams come true. Envy doesn’t even compare to the feelings one has when they see someone else with the ultimate meet-and-greet package. 

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. I Saw the Sign…

 Attention all comics, your calling is needed at any country festival. Although some attendees go with the classics saying, ‘I love you,’ or ‘I’m your biggest fan,’ it’s the cleverly witted signs that take the cake for getting an artists’ attention. Pro tip to all of those creative types: puns do save and change lives. 

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. Chill Zone USA

 Ain’t nobody got time for those hammock haters at festivals. Those without a vibey hangout spot are probably just jealous they didn’t think of something so laidback themselves. Grab a cold one and chill along with the good vibes of the festival. 

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. Hula that Hoop

 No, festivals aren’t for the rejects of America’s Got Talent, but some people bring their A-game when it comes to their secret talents to get other attendees’ attention away from the stages. Hula hoops reign supreme at making jaws drop, but never underestimate the power of a good tumbling routine or a magic trick.

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. Sunset Daze

 Nothing beats the pure beauty of a summer sunset. Enough said. (Don’t forget to document every gorgeous second of it on your Instagram story, as a quick reminder.)

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. Straw Hats Aplenty

 Look to the left—straw hat. Look to the right—more straw hats. Useful and somewhat adorable, straw hats tend to turn out as the No. 1 accessory at any outdoor fest. Come on, how could you not incorporate the country trend into your look in order to avoid that painful tomato face? 

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. Not Regular Parents, ‘Cool’ Parents

 Shout out to all the moms and dads out there that take their kids to festivals throughout the hotter months. They are the true MVPs for raising kids up right…by that, we mean atop their sunkissed shoulders for a better view of Kenny Chesney playing all of his hits.

Tortuga Music Festival; Photo Courtesy Huka Entertainment

  1. The Ladies’ Man

 Can I get your number? Classic line from all those playboys trying to land a little kiss at the end of the night underneath the summer stars. While their pick-up lines may not be as suave as they think they are in their head, the charm is inevitable during a warm night listening to your favorite artists and swaying along to the headliners.

One festival fans should add to their bucket list is the 2017 Tortuga Music Festival, kicking off the beginning of the season on Friday, April 7, to Sunday, April 9 on the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The three-day event will feature headliners Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Kenny Chesney, as well as Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker, Alan Jackson, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, and many more.

Visit the event’s website to purchase tickets and learn more. Fans can also enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the must-see festival HERE.