Our Lineup

Duluth's PREMIERE Country Music Festival!

Gates open at 4:30pm!

Aaron Tippin

In the past decade, Tippin has recorded several musically diverse projects – including a well received 2009 truck driving album, In Overdrive. He also partnered with restaurant chain Cracker Barrel for the release He Believed. To celebrate his 25th anniversary making records, he plans to celebrate in a big way. “We’re looking at putting together a project that has ten old songs, ten new ones, and five recordings that you never thought you would hear Aaron Tippin do. We’ll probably do some big band stuff, like “The Way You Look Tonight” - that’s a song I love. Thea and I love Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett. Her dad was a jazz and big band guy. That was our dance song at the wedding. I would also love to do a little bit of bluegrass – most people probably don’t know that I came from bluegrass back in Traveler’s Rest, SC, where I grew up. Nobody’s ever heard me do any Gospel, so this gives me a chance to do that. I grew up in the south, so southern rock is big in my world. I’d like to take a shot at some of that. I don’t know what the fifth cut is going to be. We’ve got the hits cut, and we’re fine tuning the new ones. We just want to make sure that it’s everything I want it to be, It’s important to me, because I don’t know if I will make fifty years or not!”

And, of course, another place where Aaron Tippin will be celebrating such a notable milestone is on the road. The singer still delights in that hour and a half performing on the stage – and those who come out to see him. But don’t call them “fans” - he thinks of them as family. “They have been so great to me over the years, and they’re still coming out to the shows. That’s why I still sign autographs every night. I just want to get out there and shake their hand and give them a big hug – just to say thank you. They’re not strangers anymore – they’ve been coming for twenty five years.”

The Aaron Tippin 25th Anniversary Celebration promises to be an unforgettable year of music and fun – After all, he ‘wouldn’t have it any other way,’ would he?

For more information visit: https://www.aarontippin.com/

Thompson Square

With romantically charged #1 hits like “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You,” multi-platinum international success, and honors as Vocal Duo of the Year from both the ACM and CMA Awards, Country duo Thompson Square admit they don’t have much left on their bucket list.

So for the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, the next chapter of their career is about something different.

“This album is called Masterpiece, and the definition of a masterpiece is an artist’s life’s work,” Keifer explains, hinting at the creative satisfaction behind the duo’s third studio album. “When we’re 80 years old and we look back, we want to be able to say we’re really proud of all the stuff we did.”

Working independently for the first time, Masterpiece arrives at a tipping-point moment for the duo – and it finds them taking skillful control of their acclaimed musical bond.

For more information visit: https://www.thompsonsquare.com/

Jake Rose

"I make music for the front row, not music row" - Jake Rose 

With 500+ shows under his belt, Country Rockstar Jake Rose is a seasoned performer who knows how to get fans on their feet, sell lots of beer and keep the party going!! 

Jake Rose is a singer songwriter from a pumpkin farm north of Minneapolis and former frontman of Atlantic Records rock band “New Medicine”.  In Jake’s early years when he wasn’t baling hay and building fences, he could be found side stage at his Dad’s country band shows, “Stampede”.  While Jake toured the world with “New Medicine”, he soon realized the nature of his storytelling was a fit in the country genre.  Jake has written songs for FGL, Keith Urban, Colt Ford and Kid Rock.  His first single “Sleeves” debuted on CMT and The Highway and has over 4 million streams across digital platforms.  Jake’s new EP – “Tractor Town” is a compilation of songs that represent Jake’s roots and takes the listener to the heart of what it’s like to grow up in a tight knit farming community.   The Tractor Town EP co-produced with Grammy award winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban) and Kevin Kadish (“All About That Bass” creator) is available now.  Jake is also a proud supporter of the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Jake spent 2018 opening for Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, FGL, Eli Young Band, Russell Dickerson and LoCash to name a few.  

For more information visit https://www.jakeroserocks.com/

Whiskey Trail

Whiskey Trail is a band based out of Duluth, Minnesota. They’re lead by charismatic singer Heidi Pack, who combines a fantastic and one-of-a-kind voice with a driven attitude, and so much passion and wit!

Heidi has been passionate about singing ever since she was only a child. At four, she started singing in her parents church. She continued to enjoy music as she grew older, and decided to follow her passion, by continuing to perform. She formed her own project, Whiskey Trail, and never looked back. The flexibility of the line-up, allows the band to perform acoustically in more intimate settings, as well as play energetic full band shows with more instruments and louder dynamic! The band is made up of Josh Maynard, Jim Holbeck, Garrett Ness, Ryan Holte, and Judea Thomas.

The band has performed at so many different venues: from huge arenas, to pontoons on a lakes, we will play it all! Fans of timeless country music will enjoy Whiskey Trail’s sound, as well as their ability to combine the melodies of country with other genres, such as rock, pop, and folk. In 2017, Whiskey Trail received fourth place in the nation for Taste of country’s “HOME TOWN RISER” contest, with their song Nashville. “Nashville,” In addition to that, Whiskey Trail has opened for some of the best names in the industry, including Alabama, Nelly, Justin Moore, Travis Tritt, Parmalee, Joe Nichols, Chase Bryant, Chris Jansen, Drew Baldridge, Casey Donahue, Tyler Farr, Frankie Ballard, and many more.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheWhiskeyTrailBand