What Is the Country Music Festival For You? 

Whether you love country music or just like to listen to it, there is a country music festival for you. From the CMA Music Festival to Jamboree in the Hills, you can experience the best of both worlds. Here’s a breakdown of the top festivals in the United States. In this article, we’ll cover a few of them, including the Windy City Smokeout. And don’t forget the Watershed Music and Camping Festival! 

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Watershed Music and Camping Festival 

The Watershed Music and Camping Festival has announced its superstar lineup for this year’s event. The lineup includes Dillon Carmichael, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, and many more. Tickets went on sale February 2, and the lineup is now available! The festival is a three-day music festival with two stages, so the family-friendly event will not disappoint. You can purchase tickets online here. If you’re thinking of attending, be sure to get your tickets early. 

CMA Music Festival 

The Country Music Association was formed in 1958 to promote country music. The country music association sponsored its first music festival in 1972 with a Fan Fair held at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, attracting 5,000 attendees. Stars who appeared during the Festival included Loretta Lynn, Ernest Tubb, Charlie Pride, Reba McEntire, and Ronnie Milsap. The association has also helped to expand music education in Nashville public schools. In 2008, it established a country music scholarship to help deserving students study the craft of country music. 

Jamboree in the Hills 

If you love country music, you won’t want to miss the Jamboree In The Hills festival. The week-long country music festival has concerts Thursday through Sunday and pre-parties Monday through Wednesday. You can catch Neal McCoy and Township Road playing a free show on Wednesday night. There are also restrooms available for the festival goers. Check out the Jamboree In The Hills website to get more information. 

Windy City Smokeout 

The country music festival Windy City Smokeout returns this weekend to Chicago, with a bigger stage and more space than ever. With 18 acres of space, the event will feature over 90 acts and offer up to 30 percent more space than the previous year’s event. Fans can look forward to a great lineup of local and regional artists as well as country and barbecue classics. While you’re there, check out some of the perks of attending this event. 


The founders of the FarmBorough country music festival, along with Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell, had a vision of a music festival with a broad appeal. The company had already launched six festivals in four years, including Faster Horses, Windy City Lake Shake, Route 91 Harvest, and Delaware Junction. The company was also looking to create a music festival that would set a new standard for multi-day country events. The festival is hoped to piggyback on the same stage equipment as Governors Ball, and a similar feel.