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Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line screams out a song during the band’s WE Fest main stage performance Thursday night. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

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For one week in August, the Soo Pass Ranch outside Detroit Lakes plays host to one of the biggest country music festivals in the world.


Over the past 32 years, WE Fest has gone from hay bale seats and a small, uncovered stage to stadium-style seating (in the VIP section) and “the largest outdoor stage in the world,” says the festival’s chief marketing officer, John Gourley.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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