Faster Horse 2020 Line up announces it’s lineup




Faster Horse Music Festival in Brooklyn Michigan has announced its 2020 line up for this year’s huge music festival that will take place on  July 17-19 of 2020

For those that haven’t been to this event before here is a little bit before we get into this year line up.  This is a huge three-day music festival with a verity of things to see and two. Two of which are the stage one that hosts all the next Nashville star. This stage is where you will find those that are up and coming and before they hit it big.

The second is the main stage. This is the big Faster Horses Stage. It easy to spot at the vent with the big sign and two huge monitors for you to watch the music on if you aren’t up close to the event. Faster Horses Stage plays host to all the top country acts.

Event with both stages there is other things for yea to see any do. The festival with all of its great music also has food, games, ride for yea to enjoy. So if you never been to the event this is a great time to check out this year’s event and see what new thing it has to offer.

But we all know what you are waiting to hear. This year line-up of acts that will be hitting the stages.  You can find a complete list of acts or any changes by going to there web site and seeing.  The web site can be found at, here you will also by ticket and/or a campsite if you wish to stay close by for the three-day festival.

Main Stage Line up is kicking it off with the following Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson, Gone West ft. Colbie Caillat, Riley Green, HARDY, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Mitchell Tenpenny to play their music for all the fans that will be attending.

But they won’t be the only once as most great artists will be added to the event with the Next Nashville Stage performs. So be on the lookout for more performers as they are added to the list.

Watch for a full review of this year 2020 Faster Horses Music Festival this summer.


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A boot-stomping of a good time at Big Country Festival on Oct 18-19-2019

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.

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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).

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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.

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Common Ground Festival hit high Notes with fans for it 20 year on June 27-30 2019

What do you get when people come together for a 4 day Festival. You get the Common Ground Festival that is held at the Adabo RiverFront Park in downtown Lansing Michigan.  The festival bring to get people from all ages and different music background an enjoyment.  

Common Ground Festival bring in multi-genre performs for the 4 day festival arrange from rock-n-roll with hip hop, country, Electronic (EDM) and Rap. For a wild weekend of great performances from many different artists. The event also brings in food vendors and merchants for fan to buy great item of the event to take home to remember it along with drink and eat all day.fans_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe9370_joes-photography-9893262089

For the 20 year of the festival it ran from June 27-30 2019 providing each day with a different set of headliner and artists. Each day the festival would open up at 4 pm and run till after 11 pm. The festival offers two stages, the first one being the main stage that is sponsor by the Auto Value (automobile part company) and the second being the Sparrow stage.  

On Thursday June 27 saw the opening day of the festival. On this day was a variety of artists.  Opening the day up on the main stage Ali Manus follow her up was Arlo Mckinley & The Homesome Soun, City Colour and the Grammy winning Brandi Carlile. 

Over on the Sparrow stage for thursday at was Motherfolk, Mike Main & The Branches, Rober Randolp & the Family Band to round out this day of music. Friday would bring the next round of artist this time with more of Electronic or EDM (Electronic Dance Music) style. The bands that would be on this day would be the following. Main stage act starting at 4 would be Cookn followed by Carlie Hanson, Playboi Carti and main headliner Zedd. While over on the sparrow stage you would have Juliana Hale, Jack Harlow , Young Gravy and Elephante to around out the night. 


Saturday would bring country night for the event. This would see some of the huge Grammy winning artist and a much older crowd for this day event.The stay would start with Eric Chesser bring his sold full country voice to the main stage. Follow him up would the wild but fun Clare Dunn. Who has open for some of the biggest names in country music like Florida Georgia Line. She took the main stage by storm with her rock and roll style of country music.  ericchesser_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe8734_joes-photography-9893262089

Follow Clare Dunn, would be the energetic Chris Jansen. He would come out and get the crowd jumping and sing to his favorite tune. As Chris would Jump and fly around the stage singing he would even play his harmonic for the crowd. At one point he made one little fans night. Just before for his song “Good Vibes”. He brought up a little boy to the stage who was on his dad shoulder watching all the music that his Saturday main stage. He was wearing Chris Jansen “Good Vibes” shirt. While on stage he would tell that his is one of the reasons why he loves to perform for the crowds is how much his fans get involved in the music both young and old.

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As Chris Jansen would wined down his performance for the night headliner Cole Swindell would take to the main stage for the night performance. Over on the Sparrow Stage would saw the Swift Brother, Rachel Curtis and the Huge Grammy winner and country Texan Tracy Lawrence. tracy_lawrenc_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe9244_joes-photography-9893262089

On Sunday, which is the last day of the four day weekend of music would bring something more younger generation this year with rap style of music. The lineup for this would be on the main stage Sway Boi, Trap Manny and A Boogie wit DA Hoodie. Sparrow stage would offer Hitman ft Klaverflav, Kelsey Lynn, 2 Live Crew and Big Boi to end the day and close out the festival. 

Overall the event offer a great lineup of different styles of music and genre that will bring a wide array of people. Common Ground Festival offer a great way of seeing huge act at affordable prices all under one roof. 

So if you miss out on this years performance you have to wait till 2020 as they bring in even more great music, food, vendors and more. 




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Boots kick out the rain as the Sun Shine on the Annual Bay City Country Music Festival 

As Michigan was pounded by mother nature wrath rain leading up to the Annual Bay City Country Music Festival on June 21,2019. The fans of the festival said not this weekend as they kick mother nature out with their boots and say bring on the sun shine we are ready to get down and party like the country foulk we are. 
Sure enough old mother nature say ok, As Todd Micheal Band took to the stage with their opening sone by Michigan Very own Frankie Ballard “Young And Crazy. They would bring their own Mid Michigan flair to the event by playing a few of their own songs as well. 

This would get the join jumping and singing along to a few of their favorite songs, while Todd Michieal sing with his soulful style of country music. But waiting on deck would Be J Hartley that is ready to kick the door down for his home town of Bay City Michigan.

J Hartley would open up his set by playing “Friends in low places” by Garth Brooks. This would get his fan screaming his name as he moved in his original roots of music and performing his own style and new recording song “John Wayne”. This would keep the night going as the sun starting to set for the great night of entertainment that was yet to come.

Carly Pearce would take the stage next and being the hottest female Nashville country star that is on the rise and the only lady of the night. She would open her show with “Careless” from one of her albums into to “Closer to you” from her newest album. She would keep the atmosphere jump by playing a variety of her very own song. She would even sing one of her song that was co-wrote with her fiance Michael Ray. As the sun would set on Carly Pearce who all the fans keep calling back stage for another was to bring up Chase Rice.              

Chase Rice would be the head liner that would come on to keep the fans happy and dancing at day turn tonight. Chase would open up with “Lions”. He would bring to the stage a style of old school country music to the Bay City Country Music Festival. As he played he would even at one point give his band a time out as he sat down on a stool and strummed his guitar. But that wouldn’t be the highlight of chase night as one young couple would make his night even bigger. As Chase would begin to sing his song “Eye on You” . One person in the crowd as an even bigger surprise for the love of his life. 

While a friend was video the moment as chase started to sing their favorite song , Mathew Peaphon got down on one knee and asked the love of his life Samantha Engelhardt to married him. At his point, Chase saw what was about to happen while he keep singing. He would run back and grab his camera as the proposal would take place and video tape it as well to be shared across the world wide web. Even as the show would go on this wasn’t the end of there night. Chase would bring them both on stage to sing one last song for them before signing a bunch of fan merchandise for them and asking them to join him back stage for a celebratory drink. This would end the great day of warm wither for Day one of Annual Bay City Country Music Festiva

Day two would come in quickly as the warm weather would shine even brighter on the Annual Bay City Country Music Festival. As people line up to see their favorite artist on Saturday June 22 2019. You could tell that this is going to be another great night of music. 

First to set to perform for their fans would be the Steve Armstrong & the 25cent Beer Band. He being a Mid Michigan native Steve Armstrong would get the join jumping right off the bate by playing his very own song I miss My truck. This would get the join rock and rolling. As his fans would start singing along..  

Following him up on this short night of entertainment would be Jimmy Allen. Who if you never seen before would be an artist to watch on the rise of the Nashville charts. Jimmy Allen would keep the join jumping by playing “American Heartbreaker”. As Jimmy would sing along on this very warm day he would at one point stop for a big to take off his white coat that made all the girls scream his name. He also asked the fans to raise there glasses to the sky for what god has given everyone and himself. Following him up would be Billy Currington.

Billy Currington who has 11 #1 hits to his name would get the join even more jumping playing his guitar. He would start of his set with “Pretty Good At Drinking Beer”. As he played he keep the stage on fire never slowing down one bit. He would do a mix of old school country to more modern fast beat rock-n-roll style country. This would get everyone up on there feet and dance the night away as the sun would finally set on the last day of the annual bay city country music festival 

This would draw the day to a close of a fun filled, warm weather performances by some very great new an up and coming artists along with some great headliners. So if you miss out you have to wait another year for the Annual Bay City Country Music Festival brought to you by Ken Shelton Promotions. But what can we expect to see next year for this event from Ken Shelton and his team. Maybe he bring in a third day of great music with even bigger headliner and Next Nashville star. So be on the lookout for come next from Ken Shelton Promotions. 

A big Thank you to Ken Shelton Promotions for bringing the Bay City Country Music Festival series and bringing country music and their followers to an area that doesn’t get many chances to host great big stars.



Previously Announced Acts Include Headliners Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band Alongside Brothers Osborne, LANCO, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, Brett Young And More  

Nashville, TN – May 28, 2019 – ACM “Festival Of The Year” Faster Horses Festival announced the red-hot DISH Presents Next From Nashville Stage lineup today. The festival’s second stage, built for the most buzz-worthy new Nashville acts, will host must-see artists including Kassi Ashton, Dillion Carmichael, Davisson Brothers, Travis Denning, Ross Ellis, Everette, Caylee Hammack, Hardy, Levi Hummon, Lauren Jenkins, Seaforth, Matt Stell, Rachel Wammack and Waterloo Revival. Previously announced acts for the three-day “Party Of The Summer” include headliners Toby Keith, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band alongside performers Brothers Osborne, LANCO, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, Brett Young and more. Fans can visit to purchase passes.

The “multidimensional entertainment event” (Toledo Blade) was also recently named the 2019 ACM “Festival Of the Year”. The win follows seven years of the “state’s biggest country music event, drawing 40,000-plus annually for three days of music, camping and partying” (Detroit Free Press). Praised by Billboard as “not just another music festival,” the festival has created a unique culture of loyal fans, returning year after year for a world-class lineup and special sense of community.  

“Faster Horses is special for so many reasons,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “We built this event from zero. The blank field was our canvas, all we had was our imagination and passion for our work. To be awarded with an ACM Award for those efforts, I could not be more proud of the incredible team that created and sustains this event. We are also so thankful to the ACM’s and it’s members. We could not be more fired up to head into our seventh year.”

For more information on Faster Horses, visit, Twitter @faster_horses, Instagram @fasterhorsesfestival and join the conversation on Twitter, #FasterHorses.

Faster Horses Festival is part of Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals across the country, including Watershed in George, WA; Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL, Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale. FL and Seven Peaks Music Festival in Denver, CO. Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Live Nation Concerts, Ticketmaster and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit 

Common Ground Music Festival 2019 line up headline with Brandi Carlile



Lansing, Michigan – The final headliner is here for the 2019 Common Ground Music Festival; Brandi Carlile will be headlining Thursday, June 27th at Adado Riverfront Park in downtown Lansing.

GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Brandi Carlile, will be bringing her multi-genre style of music to Lansing, MI for Thursday night of the 20th anniversary Common Ground Music Festival. She was the most nominated female artist and third-most nominated artist overall at the 61st GRAMMY Awards in 2019 with six nominations including Album Of The Year (By The Way, I Forgive You), Record Of The Year (“The Joke”), Song of the Year (“The Joke”), Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance. The nominations cap off a breakthrough year for the acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer, whose music through the years has been categorized in several genres, including pop, rock, alternative country, and folk. She has said of her style, “I’ve gone through all sorts of vocal phases, from pop to blues to R&B, but no matter what I do, I just can’t get the country and western out of my voice.” Among her accolades the track “Everytime I Hear That Song” from her sixth studio album By The Way, I Forgive You, was listed on Former President Barack Obama’s year end playlist in 2018. Most recently, Carlile joined forces with Sam Smith on a new duet version of “Party Of One” and released a duet with Maren Morris “Common” featured on Morris’ new album Girl. 

Joining the lineup on Thursday is Canadian singer-songwriter City and Colour. With 3 JUNO Awards under his belt — including two SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR awards (2009, 2012), 3 Double Platinum and 1 Platinum-selling studio album in Canada, Green’s latest and 5th studio album If I Should Go Before You debuted #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan, City and Colour’s third consecutive chart-topper in Canada. The LP also made serious waves internationally debuting at #16 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and #5 in Australia where Green’s LP Little Hell went GOLD. In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar P!nk on a project titled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed Platinum-certified debut, Rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia culminating in memorable performances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Green’s latest offering, an intimate live collection titled Guide Me Back Home, is a beautifully recorded and meticulously curated album recorded during his sold-out 2017 Canadian solo tour.

Also hitting the stage on Thursday, June 27th will be triple GRAMMY nominee American funk and soul band Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Described by NPR as a band with “irresistible rock ‘n’ roll swagger” and included on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time Robert Randolph and his band will be a set you won’t want to miss. Fans can also catch performances by folk / rock / indie group Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound, Michigan based pop-rock band Mike Mains and The Branches, and Ohio natives Motherfolk on Thursday evening. 

Single Day Tickets for Thursday, June 27th are on-sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at

Faster Horse runs its way into its seventh Year of the bigger party of the summer on July 19,20,21 2019


It was official announce it 2019 line up for what is call the biggest party of the summer. This year line up is going even bigger then ever for the seventh year of the event. .  The top act for this year event that will be headlining the show are Toby Keith, Keith Urban and the Zac Brown band. Along with these top headliner 21 other artist where announce to join the fun. They are  Brothers Osborne, Danielle Bradbery, Old Dominion, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Randy Houser, LANCO, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray, Tyler Rich, Dylan Scott, Mitchell Tenpenny, Brett Young and Dee Jay Silver.

Ticket for this year event goes on sale January 25 2019 and can be bought at .

If you never been to a Faster Horses part of the summer there is a lot of thing to due. For one beside the big act that have named for this year event along with the pre-acts for the main stage. There a lot of music that runs all over the festival grounds.  Starting with what is all the Next Nashville Stage that see a lot of performers that played the tent stage that have sense moved on to the big main stage.  Fasterhorese2018__20180722__JOE_9644__Joe's Photography_Michigaaneventmagazine

Beside music there are many thing you can do while at this year event. So of which are learning to line dance, taking a ride on the small carnival they have at the event.  You also can get a chance to due some huge shopping with a Michigan Made Vendor section that bring in vendor from all over Michigan selling thing that have been made right here in our great state. If that doesn’t wear you out, there a lot of other thing you can due like take in some of the great food offer.

But before you end your day at the festival be sure you check out merchandise tent to buy your favorite t-shirt, mug, hat and more. So pack your cloth and tent and get ready for the biggest party of the summer.