Dierks Bentley will return to Buena Vista, Colorado, for the second installment of his Seven Peaks Music Festival. Once again set for Labor Day Weekend, August 30th through September 1st, the mountains-set festival features an eclectic mix of contemporary country artists and Bentley’s bluegrass heroes.
Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Mitchell Tenpenny, Ryan Hurd, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack are among the modern-day Nashville stars on the bill, while Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Steep Canyon Rangers represent bluegrass. Americana duo the War and Treaty are also slated to perform, along with a strong roster of Nineties country veterans, including Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio and Deana Carter. Bentley’s incognito Hot Country Knights band will also take the stage. Additional artists are to be announced.
Bentley launched Seven Peaks, a three-day music and camping event, last year with Live Nation after recording his latest album Burning Man in nearby Telluride, Colorado. Inspired by the scenic landscape, he committed himself to curating a festival that combines his musical sensibilities with how he embraces life.
“There’s one word I use, and it’s from a song on my new album. It’s just called ‘Living,'” he told Rolling Stone last year in Colorado. “There’s some days you just get by, some days you’re just alive, and there’s some days you’re living. When you’re out here, I feel like you’re really living.”
Doubling down on the sentiment, Bentley recently released “Living” as his latest radio single. Last week in Nashville, he delivered an A-list performance during a stop on his Burning Man Tour, surprising fans with cameos by Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban. His next concert is set for Thursday in Illinois.
Passes for Seven Peaks go on sale March 15th.