Watershed Music Festival Announced, To Be Held At The Gorge
April 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM (PT)
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT and promoter BRIAN O’CONNELL are launching a new Country festival, the WATERSHED MUSIC FESTIVAL. It will take place AUGUST 3rd through 5th at THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE outside of SEATTLE and is set to feature a versatile lineup of artists, camping, late night sets, jam sessions, collaborations and more.
“THE GORGE provides a feeling that is impossible to recreate anywhere else,” said O’CONNELL. “It is truly a magical place and provides the perfect setting for a cool, eclectic country event. We wanted to create something that didn’t exist, from the caliber of artists to the camping and the atmosphere. I’m excited to be a part of it and see it all come together.”
"In the storied 25 year history of THE GORGE, we've been fortunate to host many of the nation's top Country artists, but all have been single day concerts,” said President of LIVE NATION SEATTLE JEFF TRISLER. “For years, we've wanted to host a multiple day Country festival that builds on the tremendous success for our annual SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND residency. We believe this event will bring that same sort of excitement and energy to THE GORGE for an entirely new group of music fans."
Artists confirmed include DIERKS BENTLEY, KIX BROOKS, SARA EVANS, BRANTLEY GILBERT, MIRANDA LAMBERT, BLAKE SHELTON, THOMPSON SQUARE, UNCLE KRACKER, DWIGHT YOAKAM, TRACY LAWRENCE, RECKLESS KELLY, THE LOST TRAILERS, STEVE HOLY, JOHNNY REID, JON PARDI, THOMAS RHETT, MORGAN FRAZIER, DEEJAY SILVER and a local stage will feature regional acts each night. More artists are set to be announced in the coming weeks.