WE Fest Festivities
Alabama, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and Steve Martin -- yes, Steve Martin -- are just a few of the famed country acts performing at the 30th annual WE Fest.
This year's WE Fest is Aug. 2-4, and as always, it's held at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes. But in honor of its 30th anniversary, WE Fest has also hit the road this summer, with acts playing in Shakopee, Minneapolis, West Fargo, Rochester and Mankato before heading to WE Fest.
This year's headliners are Alabama, Toby Keith and Jason Aldean.
Alabama, formerly known as Wildcountry, has been around since the 1970s. Some of their bigger singles in-clude "Mountain Music," "Feels So Right," "Why Lady Why" and "You've Got The Touch." In 2005, they were inducted into the Country Hall of Fame.
Toby Keith is known for songs like "I Wanna Talk About Me," "How Do You Like Me Now," "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue" and "Whiskey Girl." He's been recognized several times with awards from the American Music Awards and the Academy of Country Music.
Jason Aldean has had several country hits like "Dirt Road Anthem," "Why," "She's Country," "Big Green Tractor" and "Don't You Wanna Stay," a duet with pop superstar Kelly Clarkson. He's been nominated for three Grammys and has received several American Country Awards, American Music Awards and CMT Music Awards.
The other acts include Eric Church, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Little Big Town, Sawyer Brown, John Anderson, Colt Ford, Florida Georgia Line, Levi Riggs, Hitchville, Rocket Club and Boomtown.
The WE Fest karaoke winners are also going to perform. First place winner Robert Carter from Grand Forks will perform Saturday, runner-up Patrick Villella from Toivola on Friday and third place winner Michelle Delgado from Hastings on Thurs-day. They will each take the stage for a short set before that evening's respective headliner is scheduled to perform.
The Boys & Girls Club camper will also be at WE Fest, to be given away in a raffle. Proceeds from the raffle go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes and Perham.