On October 18-19 2019 little Bavaria town of Frankenmuth Michigan played host to a great little event here in Michigan. Big Country Festival took place over the two day weekend. The Harvey Kern Community Pavilion played host for a country concert.
The event opens it’s door both days at 5 pm and ran till midnight. It would feature some great acts across Michigan and Tennessee. So it doesn’t matter if you are young as this little girl below showing off her country time or the oldest person at the event. There was something for everyone to part take in.
But that’s not all the event have to offer, along with great music there were food trucks that gave you something from all area of the world. Some of which were great BBQ that you could have from the Bad Wolf or Making Bacon food trucks. If BBQ wasn’t your speed when it came to food. You also had you pick of great firewood pizza by Scalici’s Pizza. There also was Yummy Asian giving you that taste of the orient.
You could also have kettle corn, try different kinds of pickles, and cotton candy. Of course with all the food you need something to drink there were a few choices on hand with beer, wine, soda, water, and even a craft bloody mary bar.
If you were looking for some fun activities to do there were a lot of choices this year. There was, of course, the usual bull riding, bubble ball, and pumpkin stacking. But the event also saw football bowling and game for both young and old (cork gun shoot, ring toss, and balloon pop).
With the food and game come the most important fun part of the night. Before each night of music would start you were able to take in some line dancing taught by the Dust Stompers.
Each night performers would start at 5:45 pm. The act of Friday night event would kick off with the Billy Gunther Band. He would play a wide array of country music that would get the people up and dancing. Most of which would be top country hits. He would play two sets offering a wide array of soul foul sounds. Following Billy Gunther, would be the great Kari Holmes.
Kari Holmes brings to the stage a voice that is a miss of Lauretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Patasy Cline all rolled into one little signer. She would not only play some of the new great songs of her newest album. But she would take a chance and play Dolly Parton song Jolen song. She would be the headliner for the night and end the party on Friday.
Saturday would start as Friday would with the door opening up at 5 pm. This night’s first performer would be Rebel Line. They bring to the stage a modern-day rock-an-roll flare with a touch of country. They would play hit spanning form the 70’s up to the modern country. They would even preform of there hits Rock Me Country for the crowd to get jumping to.
After their second set for the night would be the headliner Shiatown. They would keep the dance floor full all night long with a wide array of country music. They would play songs like We are Tonight, Good Hearted Woman and finishing the night would be everyone’s favorite Copper Head Road.
So if you miss out, you will have to wait till next year to see what the group at Big Country Festival would bring to the town of Frankenmuth Michigan. But check out below for some of the great snapshots of the night.
Big Country Web site: https://bigcountryfest.com/