Special News Release
July 9, 2018
RODNEY ATKINS TO HEADLINE FIRST-EVER ‘COUNTRY LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL’ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, AT WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR PARK
Festival Lineup Includes Country Acts Dylan Schneider, Reckless Remedy, and Saddlebrook
Wisconsin’s inaugural Country Live Music Festivalis set for stage on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Today organizers announced the event, taking place at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, WI. Festival headliner and country music superstar Rodney Atkinswill be joined by country newcomer Dylan Schneider, plus local party bands Reckless Remedyand Saddlebrook.
“We are excited to have Rodney Atkins performing here as the first headliner in our new partnership with the Country Live Music Festival,” said Kellie Boone, Executive Director of Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center. “We look forward to a great festival filled with talented artists held right here in Washington County.”
In addition to providing premium entertainment in southeastern Wisconsin, the festival aims to drive awareness for music and arts education in Washington County public schools. Students will have opportunities to participate in the event, giving students practical, hands-on production experience through performance, stage-handing, marketing and more. The festival will curate storylines on local programs, partnering with the school systems to elevate their programs.
The Country Live Music Festival runs (insert hours) on September 15. Ticket packages are on sale starting today, with both VIP and General Admission tickets available online athttps://tickets.midwestix.com/event/country-live-2018/pre-saleor at the Fair Park Office Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Advance ticket prices start at $20 for general admission seating and only$45 for reserved VIP seats; prices increase day-of festival at the gate. More information on the festival can be found at CountryLiveMusicFestival.com
Rodney Atkins is a powerful voice on country radio, with his Platinum-selling No. 1 “Watching You” earning the top spot on Country Aircheck’s top-played songs of the decade list. Atkins was the second-most played artist of the decade overall and has amassed six No. 1 hits throughout his career including "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)", “Watching You”, “These Are My People”, “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)”, “It’s America” and “Take A Back Road.” He has also sold over 13 million units and was recently awarded with a plaque celebrating his nine career Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA certifications to date. Atkins’ latest single, “Caught Up In The Country,” is currently impacting at country radio and is available on all digital platforms now.
Dylan Schneider is wise beyond his years, especially when it comes to his songwriting. But perhaps even more impressive is Schneider’s ability and willingness to connect with fans on a personal level. “I used to freak out if an artist would respond or interact with me. It’s incredibly important to me that I do the same with my fans.” That love for fans has helped grow Schneider a collective social following of over 1,000,000.
Washington County Fair Park
3000 Hwy PV
West Bend, WI 53095
Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center
3000 Hwy PV – West Bend, WI 53095
262-677-5060 ext. 1224