Watershed Festival Announced

Chris will be headlining the Watershed Music and Camping Festival this July 28-30 at The Gorge, WA.  Tickets on sale February 15 at 10AM at WatershedFest.com.

One of the most-anticipated lineup announcements of the festival season, the sixth-annual Watershed Music and Camping Festival revealed today that superstars Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Chris Stapleton would lead this year’s lineup at The Gorge, WA on July 28-30.  Spotlighted by Entertainment Weekly, Nash Country
Daily and Rolling Stone as a “must-see” festival, Watershed takes
place at indisputably the most heart-stopping music venue in the world
boasting an incredible sun-drenched backdrop, with passes to the
festival often selling out in minutes. Passes will go on sale this
year starting Feb. 15 at 10am PT at watershedfest.com.

To celebrate the festival’s fifth year anniversary, Watershed made
history last year as the first-ever country festival to host two
consecutive weekends and has made waves within the country artist
community for its serene atmosphere and “for being one of the
prettiest ones to play in the United States” (Sounds Like Nashville).
Known for showcasing the full landscape of the country music genre, it
was also announced today that Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Bailey Bryan,
Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Josh Abbott Band, High Valley, Randy
Houser, Maddie & Tae, William Michael Morgan, Old Dominion, Eric
Paslay, Michael Ray, Chase Rice and The Cadillac Three will take to
the coveted stage this year, with more to be announced in the coming

An amalgamation of offering a heavy-hitting, eclectic lineup that
includes the genre’s hottest emerging acts, as well as an unrivaled
setting and awesome backstage vibe have all led to Watershed’s rise to
“bucket-list” status in just five short years.  The festival’s fans
(otherwise known as ‘Shedders) have also been instrumental, embracing
the full experience of “Watershed” with homemade campground activities
including giant slip n’ slides, monster beer pong competitions, dunk
tanks and themed campsites. The remote location also inspires free
spirits to enjoy amusement rides offering panoramic views of the
ethereal site and late-night sets from returning fan-favorite DeeJay
Silver at the Next From Nashville stage, with more information on
artists set to play the festival’s second stage to be announced.

“I always tell anyone who asks about Watershed, ‘you have to see it to
believe it’ and it’s true,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country
Touring at Live Nation. “What happens out there in the middle of
nowhere is honestly like no other experience.  The views, the fans,
the artists, the vibes, it really does all feel like magic and thanks
to the ‘Shedders we’re in an awesome groove in our sixth year. They
know they can count on us to bring the talent, showcased by our lineup
announcement today, and we know we can count on them to bring bring
their spirits that have grown this festival into something really

Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals was
established when Watershed was born at The Gorge, WA in 2012. Building
a reputation for selling out in minutes and hosting the genre’s
biggest superstar acts, the establishment of three further three-day,
two-stage destination festivals shortly followed including Faster
Horses in Brooklyn, MI, Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, NV and Country
LakeShake in Chicago, IL. All unique in their approach, but with the
common theme of fan-enjoyment at the forefront of priorities, the
sister festivals have built a reputation through the artist community
as a must-play festival of the touring year. Live Nation
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