Winstock Country Music and Camping Festival
Winstock Country Music Festival will take place June 12-13 at the festival grounds in Winsted.
“We’re very excited how our lineup has come together for our 22nd year,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson. “This year’s lineup ranges from one of the most successful country bands ever to today’s top country stars, as well as the new emerging artists.”
The Winstock ‘15 lineup has been specifically tailored to appeal to a wide range of Winstock fans, Danielson said.
“Artists like Friday headliner Jake Owen, The Band Perry, and Dan + Shay will appeal to our younger demographic, while Gary Allan and, of course Alabama, will appeal to our fans who have been with us since day one,” he said. “We’re very excited how our lineup has come together for our 22nd year, and are excited to see the audience it will bring together to enjoy the music.”
Regional favorite Chris Hawkey will kick things off on the main stage Friday night. Jana Kramer will take the main stage following Hawkey.
Saturday afternoon at Winstock will feature one of the hottest acts to recently emerge, Dan + Shay.
“The Band Perry is another band we have been looking to book at Winstock for several years,” Danielson said. “We really feel they are going to bring something unique and very high-energy to the Winstock stage.”
Alabama, featuring Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook, will close the show Saturday night.
For complete biographies on the bands signed to perform at Winstock ‘15, follow the “Artists” link from www.winstockfestival.com.
Tickets and more information
For additional artist announcements, sponsor and ticket information, and everything Winstock, visit www.winstockfestival.com, sign up for the Winstock E-mail news, and follow the festival onTwitter and Facebook. More information and tickets are also available by calling 888-946-7865.
The Winstock Country Music Festival began in 1994, as a fundraiser for Holy Trinity Catholic School in Winsted. Originally at the Winsted Municipal Airport, organizers moved the festival across the street to the current site in 1998.
The Emerging Artist Stage made its debut at Winstock in 2005, providing sets from Nashville’s hottest up-and-coming artists between main stage performances.
A permanent 24-foot-tall stage structure was built by RAM Buildings of Winsted in 2007. A reserved seating section was also added behind the VIP area in 2007. Additional camping options were added to the festival in 1999, 2005, and again in 2009 with the addition of Campground E.
“Winstock would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers we get every year to help us put on our festival,” Danielson said.