Faster Horses Music Festival 2016

The sun came up over the ground on Friday July 15, 2016 you feel the rush of what will be a long. As the haze burns off from the noon day sun the excitement will soon be gain as the rush of the crowd can be heard off in the distance of the Faster Horses Festival ground that shook. The hundred of volunteers where still prepping to get ready for the thousands of people that will rush into the event. Fans be gain to line up at one of the three entrance they had at the grounds so they can get there favorite spot to see the top or soon to be top artist on stage singing the tune they love to hear. They came from all across the country. to watch or even fans goers could camp the whole weekend to kept he party going all night long.

As the fan rush in on the first day to see what was new at this year event. You look around and see that there were many things to see and do beside listen to music on one of two stages.   Let’s start off with what most fan came out to see was the music act. There were two stages for this entertainment. First one would be the huge main stage where the top act would be performing there hit song along with any new one they just written. This stage was talk and could be found near the main entrance of festival grounds. It had two great big monitors for those that were far back in the crowd so they could see the top acts better. It also had to great big banner of a horse on each side so it was easy to spot. Also the stage had a long walk way so the artist could walk out from the stage and perform closer to their fans.

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The second stage was called the next Nashville star. This stage was a bit small but with huge personality like the main stage. Here fan would find the next up an coming star, just like the main act that played on the big stage. Also this stage could be found under a nice tent. It was also located next to something a lot of people don’t get to see is the Budweiser Clydesdales which if you never seen them are big horse with mighty power that would pulled the Budweiser Wagon as in seen in old picture or movies.

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Beside all the music people could take in there was a few other thing as well. As the sun made the day warmer people could stay cool by doing a few thing. Some of thing to help keep people cool were the stay cool station that were set up by proving mist of cool water air that would come down over top of them. There where also free drinking water location where people could refill the water bottles they brought to help to cut done on the amount of plastics and other thing send to land fills to help be more ecologic friendly. People could also take in a few other thing to keep could like the foam party pit. The foam party pit gave people the change to dance and listen too much while taking in a light and foam fun. There was big water slide that would start you about 20 feet in the air that you could slide down either on you butt, belly or even on a tube as this one fan got to do. They would start off by spraying you down at the bottom as you walk the ladder. Once at the top they spray you down again along with the slide. From there you can enjoy your ride as you slide speeding down reaching the bottom like a rocket blasting off.

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Beside the water slide there was a few other ride as well they had a Farris wheel ride, and swing ride call the vertigo that would take you high into the air that allows you to see the whole festival grounds.   If the rides, slide and foam party pit wasn’t something you want to do there was many of other thing. In the area they call the made in Michigan. Here you could buy a few items that are made right here in Michigan some of which as this year event was local pickle and chips, leather goods, wood and metal works. Also down by the made in Michigan location there was place for yea to site under shade area to have a small picnic or just relax before moving on to the next fund thing. Some of the thing you could also do down there was color in a map with your location; play with a huge homemade light bright step, giant janga and tic-tac toe games. Let’s not for get you could even play human foosball, waffle ball and even volleyball.

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All throughout the event there was many things to eat and drink depending on what you were looking for. Some of which was BBQ food that offer everything from pull pork to BBQ chicken. You could even get some thing that your normal would see at a event to eat such at stone over brick pizza as you can see here form the man firing up the over to start cooking the first pizza of what would be a long day. There were also many hamburger joints as well. For drink you had many different option as well from fresh smoothies, beer, water, soda and energy drink to keep you going all night long. These stations were in many different locations so you didn’t have far to go to get something cold and refreshing for your parting day.

All of the fun thing to do and you still wanted something to remember the event you could go to the huge official merchandise tent. Where you could buy your favorite band t-shirt, hate or even their newest CD. If that wasn’t your thing to buy but you want something with the event name on it you could get everything form shirt to water bottle. Let’s not forget beside the made in Michigan area that had thing for yea to buy but in the vendor alley across from the merchandise tent was the vendor area. Here you could get every thing form cowboy boot, boot chap, hats, henna tattoos and even sunglasses to help keep the sun out of your eyes. That was some of thing to do as you walk around the event.

As the day moves on the music be gain about 1:30 pm on each of the day with the first band going on in the Next Nashville stage. Then this was following up by the main act going on the Faster Horses Main stage starting at about 2:30 each day. Each stage had performers going on in about one hour interview each with brings there own style of music and crowds. Here you can see a complete list of performer and what stage they was on along with what times.

FRIDAY JULY 15 2016

MAIN STAGE

LOCASH2: 35PM

JANA KRAMER3: 40PM

JON PARDI4: 55PM

WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE6: 15PM

SAM HUNT7: 45PM

ERIC CHURCH 9:15PM

DJ HONEY BADGER BETWEEN SETS

NEXT FROM NASHVILLE

JAMESON RODGER 1:30 PM

HALEY GEORGIA 2:20 PM

RYAN HURD 3:15 PM

BRETT YOUNG 4:15 PM

AARON WATSON 5:25 PM

WHISKEY MYERS 6:40PM

DJ JAVE VEE 10:45

 

Saturday JULY 16 2016

MAIN STAGE

LINDSAY ELL 2:00 PM

MO PITNEY 2:55 PM

A THOUSAND HORSES 3:55 PM

DAVID NAIL 5:05 Pm

TRAVIS TRITT 6:20 PM

GARY ALLAN 7:50 PM

JASON ALDEAN 9:20 PM

DEE JAY SILVER BETWEEN SETS

NEXT FROM NASHVILE

SETH ENNIS 1:30PM

JON LANGSTON 2:20

KELLEIGH BANNED 3:14 PM

AUBRIE SELLERS 4:20 PM

LANCO 5:30 PM

DEE JAY SILVER 10:45 PM

 

 

SUNDAY JULY 17 2016

Main Stage

NEXT FROM NASHVILLE

BROOKE EDEN 2:45 PM

GRANGER SMITH FEAT. EARL DIBBLES JR. 3:45 PM

JOE NICHOLS 5:00 PM

BIG & RICH 6:20 PM

ALAN JACKSON 7:50 PM

LADY ANTEBELLUM 9:40 PM

RUNAWAY JUNE 1:45 PM

WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN 3:30 PM

TARA THOMPSON 4:30 PM

RUSSELL DICKERSON 5:40 PM

AARON LEWIS 6:35 PM

Each day performers brought to the festival there own style of music along with their theatrical performance. For example by the time Wynonna and her band the Big Noise took the stage the crowd was ready. She got the joint jumping by talking with the crowd getting them to sign along. She played a mix of her old classic along with her new style of country rock and roll. Even if you miss the first day performances, you still had two more day of country fun under the sun. As Saturday rolled in people be gain to roll out of there camping spot along with driving in to catch act like Travis Tritt, Gary Allan and even Jason Aldean each bring with them array of song from old to new. Despite the first two-day of country music and with the show winding down on Sunday the fans were still going to get another day of a huge show.FasterHorsesMusicFestival_MichiganEvnetMagazine_2756_20160715.jpg

 

Sunday came with not only being the last day of music but brought some of the biggest country music performers. It starts off with Brook Eden fighting the high noon sun to get the small main stage crowd rocking. Let’s not forget about the NEXT NASHVILLE stage Runway Jane starting off the stage that would soon fill up with fans that would stay with that stage all day as different act took to it. But back on the main stage thing would move along till Granger SMITH FEAT. EARL DIBBLES JR. At this point thing would slow down a bit as the weather that held off for the first today would let us know that Mother Nature was watching. By the time they took the main stage wind had pick up a lot on and around the main stage. Worried about the safety of fan goers staff made the decision to move everyone back away form the stage as they started tighten down the ropes holding thing like the huge monitor, all the rigging for the light not including the stage it self. They even at one point lower the two banner horses for safety to allow the wind to move more freely.

But this didn’t stop Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr. He would sing one of his favorites song. This truly got the fans that been push back cause of the possible storm that approach, rocking the joint with there yelling and screaming. Even at one point during his performance, people started throwing thing up on stage for him from some of his song like a can of beer that he caught one handed to a can of dip (red neck tobacco chew). As he move along on his performance he would take a few minutes to change outfit so he could come out as Earl Dibbles Jr to sing his Country Boy Song that got the joint jumping. He even took time out of his singing to come down into the crowd to get even close to his fan so they could touch them. He even grabbed a few of their cell phone and took his very own selfies with them that each of the fans that got one would remember.

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Not to be out done Big and Rich would take the stage next giving the fan there very own show of their favorite song from Coming to the City and so on. They event went on to play a few rock & roll song from other artist. At one point in there show they had a two special guest on stage one of which was Cowboy Troy and then Spiderman that got the join even more hopping.   This came just in time for the longest and most award-winning singer to the stage. Alan Jackson would slow thing down a big with his love song and his music from the heart finishing up with a few of his fast country music leading into the last band taking stage.

As day slowing turn into night before the last band took to the main stage, fans started filling in every piece of usable room. Even with it starting to turn to night fans still was dancing in their spot as a Dj that was playing between set of performers. It keeps the people going all night long. This would bring the last and find band to end the night was LADY ANTEBELLUM. They keep the join hopping and dancing to a wide array of song form everyone favorite Hello World to a few of there new one while behind them a psychedelic display of color would play behind them.

That would end the night as Mother Nature would hold off by not bring any big storm unlike last year. Where they at one point would have to stop all performance due to the bad weather. But this year that would happen so the staff and all the volunteers could put on a wild weekend of fun and entertainment. You could feel as people left that they enjoy everything that the Faster Horses Music group brought to the weekend. They fan dance their way to their car and campsite to keep the party going. Though some fans said they could hardly wait to next year and see what new thing and along with what big main stream stars will be performing on the main stages along with all the new next big Nashville stars to take the stage. So as the day draws to a close people pack, vendor said go by to each other, rides taken down and the stages being taken down leaving the event like a ghost town. But with all the going people waiting to see if there be any new thing maybe even in add a new stage for a few local Michigan country band to play on to go along with the main stage and Next Nashville stage.

So if you miss out on this year Faster Horses Music Festival you will have to wait a whole another year before coming out to check out what is new, old and even what big country stars will take the stage.

Feel free to take a look at the photo below to see what you miss form this year music festival.

 

 

 

 

 

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