Countryfest homecoming weekend all set to go

Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2024 10:04

With one change in the list of scheduled performers made, everything is now in place for the 35th edition of Dauphin’s Countryfest.

George Fox will step in to replace Mark Chesnutt, who underwent emergency bypass surgery, recently. Fox will bringing his classic hits and unforgettable performances to the Play Now Main Stage as part of Sunday’s lineup.

The 2024 Dauphin’s Countryfest Homecoming Edition, takes place at Selo Ukraina south of Dauphin, June 28 to 30.

According to Countryfest general manager Kamryn Winters, this year’s festival promises to be a memorable celebration of music, community and nostalgia.

“The Countryfest team has been working tirelessly and has now moved up to the festival site to ensure everything is set for an incredible weekend,” Winters said.

Ticket sales have surpassed last year’s totals, Winters added, thanks in large part to local support, but also representing growing excitement outside the region.

“Local businesses have stepped up immensely in the last two weeks by purchasing Business Party Packs for staff, family and friends,” she said.

“We cannot thank our community enough for the support they give every year.”

Additionally, volunteer needs have been met and surpassed.

“Thanks to the overwhelming support from our dedicated workers from as far away as Brandon to the Pas. Our volunteers don’t stop at the city limits,” Winters said.

Weather is always a concern, Winters added, but the forecast for the weekend looks promising with clear skies and warm temperatures expected throughout the event.

That will make for enjoyable performances  including the throwback to the 1990s with main stage appearances by country music icons such as Clint Black, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Michelle Wright, Doc Walker, Jason McCoy, Quinton Blair, The C-Weed Band, Alabama, Diamond Rio, The Frontmen, Patricia Conroy, Lisa Brokop, Beverley Mahood, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Jo Dee Messina.

Meanwhile, the hilltop stages will offer a dynamic mix of tribute bands covering genres from rock to folk and everything in between, alongside some fantastic headlining rock bands in Harlequin, Snake Oil and Who Made Who a tribute to AC/DC, Winters said.

“Attendees can also look forward to a vibrant marketplace, as we have a full lineup of vendors offering a diverse array of food and shopping options. From gourmet treats to unique crafts, there’s something for everyone,” she said.

“Join us at the 2024 Dauphin’s Countryfest Homecoming for a weekend filled with great music, delicious food, and unforgettable memories. Let’s come together to celebrate our community and enjoy the best of country music in the heart of Dauphin.”

For more information, ticket purchases, and 50/50 draw details, visit www.countryfest.ca or contact the festival office toll-free at 1-800-361-7300.



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