Start packing your car for the Winstock Country Music Festival

Sarah Harper


Why? Because looking at the twangy lineup will probably make you smile, not squint. Call me old-fashioned, call me country, call me whatever you want — but make sure you let me call shot-gun when you’re on your way to Winsted, Minn., for the Winstock Country Music Festival.

I hate to be the one to break this bummer news, but there’s no bus or train to take us out to Winsted. I looked up walking directions on Google maps — from campus, it will take about 14 hours. The fest is the second weekend of June, so you have time to figure out how to get there. The good news is that you don’t have to drive back and forth – camping is allowed. Yeehaw! Here's the lineup:


Friday, June 8

Martina McBride

Willie Nelson

Sunny Sweeney

The Tim Sigler Band

Wade Bowen

Wylee Band


Saturday, June 9

Blake Shelton

Gary Allan

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Uncle Kracker

Frankie Ballard

Rocket Club

Brett Eldredge

Dustin Lynch


More information about tickets and camping can be found at this loud website.