For the first time ever, the third-largest city in the U.S. will host a major festival devoted to country music. Chicago’s Windy City LakeShake, headlined by Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley, will run from June 19th to the 21st at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at scenic Northerly Island.
Also slated to perform at the inaugural event are Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Thomas Rhett and Canaan Smith. Even more acts will be revealed in the coming weeks. The festival, a LiveNation production, will feature the promoter’s trademark “Next From Nashville” stage, spotlighting up-and-coming country acts. Three day passes start at $199.50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale February 2nd at 10:00 am CT.
Fans will also have the opportunity to upgrade to VIP passes, which will allow fans access to elevated viewing, shaded reserved seating, exclusive cash bars, upgraded food selection and more. For more information, visit www.lakeshakefestival.com.
Windy City LakeShake is just the latest in a growing list of spring and summer headlining gigs for Paisley, who is also set to lead the Shaky Boots Festival near Atlanta, the iHeartRadio Country Fest in Austin and the Blue Ridge Music Festival in Salem, Virginia, among others. Florida Georgia Line and Bentley, meanwhile, are gearing up to usher in Super Bowl XLIX this weekend with The Night Before concert, set to take over US Airways Center in Phoenix on January 31st. Jason Aldean will also hit the stage for the second annual event.