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US ARMY SALUTES OUR NATION’S MILITARY WITH FREE ADMISSION TO COUNTRY LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Today, Country Live Music Festival organizers announced the addition of the US Army as a sponsor of the September 15 event. In celebration of our nation’s heroes and the Country Live Music Festival, US ARMY will be providing free admission to all active military members for the event taking place at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, WI. Members showing their military ID at the door will be provided free general admission to the festival grounds to watch country music superstar Rodney Atkinsheadline the inaugural event, along with newcomers Dylan Schneider and Austin Burke, and local party bands Reckless Remedy and Saddlebrook.


“We are forever thankful for the military members that keep our nation safe,” said US Army Sergeant First Class Elizabeth Beyer. “Being able to provide them with the opportunity to enjoy this new festival is just a small way that we can show appreciation for their service.”


Wisconsin’s first-ever Country Live Music Festival presented by Hanke Trucking is set for Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, WI. The multi-act extravaganza kicks off at 2:30 p.m. with Saddlebrook, followed by Reckless Remedy at 3:45, Austin Burke and 5:15 and Dylan Schneider at 7:00, all leading up to superstar Rodney Atkins hitting the stage at 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. Country Live Music Festival partners include FM106, Hanke Trucking and West Bend Mutual Insurance.


Ticket packages for the Country Live Music Festival are on sale, with both VIP and General Admission tickets available online at https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/country-live-2018/pre-saleor at the Fair Park Office Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Advance ticket prices start at just $20 for general admission seating and only $45 for reserved VIP seats, with parking included. Prices increase day-of festival at the gate. More information on the festival can be found at CountryLiveMusicFestival.com.


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.


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

262-677-5060

wcfairpark.com

Press contact(s):

Kellie Boone

Executive Director

Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center

3000 Hwy PV – West Bend, WI 53095

262-677-5060 ext. 1224

kboone@wcfairpark.com


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