It’s back. The Faster Horses country music festival gallops into Jackson County this weekend with a star-studded cast of national stars as well as up-and-coming acts. The preview at Local Spins.
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It gallops once again into Jackson County this weekend — and throngs of thousands will be on hand to take it all in.
A small fleet of iconic country artists such as Shania Twain, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Dwight Yoakam, Dustin Lynch and Ray Wylie Hubbard will make Brooklyn, Mich., their destination as the 2023 edition of the Faster Horses descends on the grounds of the Michigan International Speedway.
And West Michigan fans can catch several performance by hometown hero Brenden Monroe, who plays the festival’s Irish Hills Stage/Whiskey Dick’s Tent all three days as well as the moving “Campground Action” stage.
Here’s the lowdown on the 10th anniversary festival’s two stages over three days.
FASTER HORSES FESTIVAL 2023WHEN: Friday-Sunday (July 14-16)
WHERE: 12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn, Mich., 49230
THE DRIVE: 129 miles (2 hours) southeast of Grand Rapids
88 miles (1 hour, 25 minutes) east of Kalamazoo
70 miles (1 hour, 20 minutes) southwest of Detroit
60 miles (1 hour) south of Lansing
240 miles (3 hours, 40 minutes) southeast of Traverse City
THE LINEUP: Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Shania Twain, Dustin Lynch, Dwight Yoakam, Billy Currington, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hailey Whitters, Megan Moroney, Conner Smith, Pillbox Patti, Lauren Watkins, Blanco Brown, Vivienne Artur and more. The full lineup and schedule is here.
QUOTE: “Being able to connect with people and creating real fans is huge. Anytime you have an opportunity to get in front of 20,000 over a three-day stretch is massive and it allows me to try and create many up close an personal moments for those that happen to come across me. Plus, it’s always nice to come back and play for Michigan people. I’ve been a little bit of everywhere and there is nothing like a Michigan fan base going nuts. Honestly, the best fans in the country.” – West Michigan country singer Brenden Monroe
WEATHER FORECAST (as of July 11):
Friday – High of 84 degrees, sunny with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms
Saturday – High of 84 degrees, variably cloudy, humid, spotty thunderstorms
Sunday – High of 84 degrees, partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms
TICKETS: $249 3-day general admission; $120 parking pass; $200-$1,200 camping pass. Children under 6, free general admission. Find tickets online here.
FASTER HORSES 2023: The Local Spins Playlist
FASTER HORSES 2023: THE SCHEDULE
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IRISH HILLS STAGE/CAMPGROUND ACTION
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