As festival season begins to take shape, the lineup for the 3rd Annual Country LakeShake festival in Chicago, IL is standing out among the rest. After announcing a stacked lineup for the main stage, the festival recently revealed the lineup for its secondary stage, which highlights a number of Nashville’s up-and-coming acts.
Bailey Bryan, Drew Baldridge, Adam Craig, Seth Ennis, Ryan Kinder, Ashley McBryde, Dylan Scott, Lucie Silvas, Caitlyn Smith, Smithfield, Natalie Stovall and Drake White and The Big Fire have all been tapped to play the “Next From Nashville” stage, giving fans a taste of the fresh new sounds coming out of Music City. Additional acts for the second stage will be announced in the coming weeks.
Previously announced festival performers include Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town, as well as Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Big and Rich, Brothers Osborne, Craig Campbell, Dan + Shay, High Valley, Randy Houser, Mo Pitney, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, The Cadillac Three and William Michael Morgan, with more to be announced soon.
In addition to the many country acts taking the stage, the festival will give fans a full experience with the return of the popular Blackhawks Bar, as well as new offerings, like silent disco line dancing, a wine lounge, food trucks, a kids zone, putt-putt, and much more.
“I’m from Chicago, and hopefully that means I know a bit about what the people of the city want from this festival,” Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation, said of the festival previously. “We’re in our third year now and so it’s a big year for us really becoming an annual event, and I think we have a really great, current lineup of the hottest acts in the genre right now to help us do that. We’re also committed to making Country LakeShake an experience, not just a regular show, and so we’ve ramped up the activities onsite so pass holders can fully enjoy the amazing surroundings.”
The 2017 Country LakeShake Festival will take place June 23-25 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (formerly FirstMerit Bank Pavilion). Three-Day and Single-Day tickets are on sale now.