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WE Fest 2017 lineup finishes strong Saturday night

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Luke Bryan
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota – WE Fest brought the last day of a full packed weekend plus of events at the Soo Pass Ranch to a close with headliner Luke Bryan.  The large packed arena of fans were standing throughout the performance of Bryan and earlier top line artists including RaeLynn, Kane Brown, Randy Houser, Brett Eldredge and Luke Bryan.


The moment Luke Bryan appeared on an elevated stage he had the fans immersed.  Bryan’s performance showed he was having fun and captivated his audience with his top hits from his albums of “Kill the Lights, Crash My Party, Tailgates & Tanlines and more.”  Bryan has received many recognition awards since 2010; most recently 2017 CMT Performance of the Year “Want to Want Me” (with Jason Derulo).

WE Fest packs open arena

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Alan Jackson
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota – Main Stage performances hit the stage beginning Thursday.  The open grounds with a combination of reserved seating and general admission area were filled to the brim with fans ready to hear some of the top performers in Country Music.  Brett Young was the opener mid-afternoon and stage performances continuing through past midnight.


The list was strong with other performances including Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson and Lady Antebellum closing the night out.  WE Fest extended the evening after the headliner by opening up the Barn Stage with Michael Ray performing.  WE Fest will have performances Friday and Saturday with headliners of Zac Brown and Luke Bryan.

WE Fest Country Music Fest

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Luke Bryan, NYC 2017
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota – WE Fest is ready for the large crowd expected for a continual line-up of performances that will have hit the main stage starting Thursday through Saturday.  Tuesday and Wednesday will have smaller concerts as the fans get settled in the campgrounds with their motorhomes and trailers.


Luke Bryan in one of the headliners for the main stage on Saturday night, Zac Brown Band Friday night headliner and Lady Antebellum for Thursday evening.  Other main acts amongst others on stage; Michael Ray, Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Logan Brill, Cody Johnson, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, RaeLynn, Kane Brown, Randy Houser, Brett Eldredge

Melissa Etheridge Rocks Moondance Jam 26

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Melissa Etheridge
Walker, Minnesota – Two-time Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge had control of the huge crowd the minute she stepped on stage at Moondance Jam 26.  A delayed start due to a weather-front built up the excitement of having Etheridge perform so when she walked out with her band she was totally embraced by all the energy.  Etheridge had a strong smoky voice and showcased her proficient control of the guitar.  Etheridge has a unique style of syncopated rhythm within her music that kept her fans engaged and displayed her talent.  Etheridge has maintained her strength as a singer-songwriter, musician and activist since she came on the scene in 1988.

Melissa Etheridge came on to the music scene with her self-titled album and has released 14 studio albums.  The most recent released album was in 2016 “MEmphis Rock & Soul.”  Etheridge has 5 Platinum albums with 3 being multi-platinum.  “Ain’t It Heavy” Nominee/work Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Female Performance in 1993 and “Come to My Window” in 1995. 

Moondance Jam – 26 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Walker, Minnesota
- Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Live, Melissa Etheridge, Halestorm & The Pretty Reckless Featured at Moondance Jam 26 Over fifty bands set to play four stages this Wednesday – Saturday; July 19-22.  Moondance is celebrating 26 years of rock 'n' roll this week at the 300 acre Moondance Events campground and concert area east of Walker, MN. And they will have something for every rock fan. Thursday night features some of the top female voices in rock today topped off with Halestorm with Lzzy Hale and The Pretty Reckless with Taylor Momsen. Grammy award winner and singer-songwriter legend, Melissa Etheridge takes the stage on Friday in front of 90s alternative rockers LIVE who have reunited for a world tour and are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album Mental Jewelry. Saturday night will cap off the festival with one of the summer's biggest classic rock tours, Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton.  Plus bands like Better Than Ezra, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Black Stone Cherry, Jack Russell's Great White, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and more will be playing throughout the weekend.


"We are so excited for the gates to open and for our Moondance family to get settled in," said Moondance owner Kathy Bieloh, "We have such a great variety of rock music this year and so many fun events in and around the concert area. Our staff and I can't wait to see everyone again along with all of the new Jammers!"

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