Kicker Country Stampede 2017

Kicker Country Stampede 2017

June 22, 2017 - June 24, 2017
June 22, 2017 - June 24, 2017


The Country Stampede Music Festival is an outdoor country music and camping festival held at Tuttle Creek Lake State Park, north of Manhattan, Kansas. The festival has been held annually since 1996, on the last weekend in June.[2]

It is the largest annual music festival in Kansas. Total combined attendance for all days exceeds 170,000 – in 2012 it was approximately 175,000. The record for largest single-day attendance was set on June 23, 2012, when an estimated 55,000 fans watched Toby Keith perform.

The festival began as a two-day weekend event and has expanded to a four-day format, lasting from Thursday through Sunday. Camping is common for attendees, and 2,400 camp sites are available on the grounds. Vendors, and many activities are also present at the festival. A sister festival was held at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky in 2003 and 2004.

Starting in 2016, the festival reverted to a 3-day format. The Thursday night kickoff party was expanded into a full-day format, while Sunday was dropped from the weekend. Festival President Wayne Rouse said the decision would allow attendees a day off to recover and travel. An overwhelming majority of the fans who attended the 2016 event supported the change, as did support personnel (law enforcement and medical). Since the new format was so well received, Rouse indicated the change would become permanent.

The 2017 festival takes place from June 23–25. The lineup features headlining acts Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, and Chris Stapleton. Additional performances are scheduled with Big & Rich, Old Dominion, A Thousand Horses, the Brothers Osborne and Maddie & Tae. It will mark the 22nd anniversary of the event.

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Alan Jackson
bornOctober 17, 1958
Chris Stapleton
bornApril 15, 1978
Thomas Rhett
bornMarch 30, 1990
Maddie & Tae

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Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr. (born March 30, 1990), better known by his stage name Thomas Rhett, is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is the son of American country music singer and songwriter Rhett Akins.[3] Rhett has released two studio albums for Big Machine Records' Valory Music imprint: It Goes Like This (2013) and Tangled Up (2015). These albums have produced ten singles on the Hot Country and Country Airplay charts, with seven reaching the No. 1 position on the latter: "It Goes Like This", "Get Me Some of That", "Craving You","Make Me Wanna", "Crash and Burn", "Die a Happy Man", "T-Shirt", and "Star of the Show". In addition to much of his own material, Rhett has also written singles for Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, and Florida Georgia Line.

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Aloha from Maue: Country Stampede first impressions
  –  June 26, 2017
This weekend I attended my first Kicker Country Stampede in Manhattan. I walked up at the same time they ... As some of you know, I’m not from Kansas, and until a few months ago had never heard of the Kicker Country Stampede. I was warned what to expect ...
Aftermath of The Kicker Country Stampede
  –  June 25, 2017
(KSNT) — The Kicker Country Stampede used to go through until Sunday ... All of that from the more than 100,000 people that have showed up since June, 22, 2017. This year there were guest appearances from Chris Stapleton, Ryan Hurd and Maddie and ...
The other side of the Kicker Country Stampede: the campgrounds
  –  June 25, 2017
At about 3 p.m. Saturday, there appeared to be no rush to head over to the Kicker Country Stampede for the final day of country music entertainment. Inebriated campers stumbled from site to site, visiting with others and often stopping to share a beer.
Kicker Sponsors Country Stampede For 5th Year
  –  June 19, 2017
Since the inception of the event two decades ago, the KICKER Country Stampede has grown significantly ... Headliners for KCS 21 are Academy of Country Music ® Male-Vocalist-of-2017 Thomas Rhett, ACM Male-Vocalist-of-2016 Chris Stapleton, and three ...
Kicker Country Stampede to offer fourth stage in campground this year for late-night entertainemnt
  –  June 19, 2017
Hunter "Girl" Wolkonowski, an eighteen-year-old from Winchester, Tenn., is the only female finalist left in the 2017 Kicker Country Stampede songwriting competition. She will perform her song "So Long," before one of the Cenex Mainstage performers June 22 ...
Alan Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett top Country Stampede bill
  –  April 12, 2017
(WIBW) — Country superstars Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, and Old Dominion top the bill this year at the state's biggest annual country music and camping festival. That's right, the Kicker Country Stampede ... the 2017 ACM Award winners ...
Country Festivals to See in 2017
  –  April 5, 2017
An announcement for Farm Aid 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks ... a chuck wagon cook-off and pancake breakfasts. Kicker Country Stampede (July 22-24, Manhattan, Kansas): Jackson, Stapleton and Rhett are the headliners for the 22nd annual Kicker ...


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