The first-time festival, located in Canby, Oregon, will feature big time Texas, Red Dirt and Outlaw Country acts

COUNTRYFEST - Randy Rogers Band

Country fans rejoice. The team behind the popular tribute band festival, Harefest, is now bringing Texas, Red Dirt and Outlaw Country music to the Northwest in the form of Wild Hare Countryfest.

"I've been following this style of music for about 13 years now, and it's just been getting bigger and bigger," said Wild Hare Saloon owner and Countryfest co-producer Joan Monen. "There is a revolution happening in country music that is centered around real-deal, honest, heart-felt songwriting and performances that resonate with true country fans. Our customers have been asking us for this for years, and we are excited to deliver."

Festivals featuring the growing country music genres are popping up all over the country, but none in the Northwest, according to Monen…until now.

The first-year festival happens on July 20-21 at Pat's Acres Racing Complex in Canby, and will feature some of the biggest names in Texas, Red Dirt and Outlaw Country, including headliners Whiskey Myers (Friday) and Randy Rogers Band (Saturday).

Other main stage acts include Stoney Larue, Parker McCollum, William Clark Green, Sunny Sweeney and Shane Smith & The Saints. South Carolina's Greg Payne & The Piedmont Boys, a favorite of local country music fans, will perform both nights of the festival.

COUNTRYFEST - Shane Smith & The Saints

A second stage features up and coming west coast artists: Brass Tacks, The Lowdown Drifters, Jaime Wyatt, Darci Carlson and Redwood Son.

In addition to good music and food and drink vendors, like Three Creeks Brewing Co., Ebner's Fine Meats and Big Fat Weiners, the concert area will also offer misting stations, free water stations, a merchandise tent and a Texas Two-Step Dance floor.

The festival area will have tent camping around the Pat's Acres track and will make use of an adjacent agricultural area for an RV village.

Countryfest is for people ages 21 and up. Prices are as follows: $48 for Friday, July 20, $63 for Saturday, July 21, $99 for both, $139 for both days and overnight stay, $229 for a VIP pass, $45 for an overnight pass, $98 for RV Parking and $30 for The Outpost Pass.

Monen co-produces Wild Hare Countryfest with the "ambassador of good times" J-fell Presents, a Northwest promoter of live music acts. Booking and Production are managed by True West, a longtime partner of Harefest and one of the top promoters and production services firms in the Northwest.

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Kristen Wohlers
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