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August 6, 2017
Musician Ward Williams smokes a pipe during the Randy Houser set. Williams plays pedal/lap steel and guitar with Houser's band. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
WE Fest 2017 goes out with a bang: Houser, Eldredge and Bryan keep the party going long into the night
August 6, 2017 - 1:44am
August 5, 2017
Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce volunteers (from left) Amanda and Chris Wolfe with Chamber President Carrie Johnston, manning the WE Fest Shuttle Bus ticket booth at the Becker County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug. 3. (Vicki Gerdes / Forum News Service)
Giving back, behind the scenes: Local volunteers help make WE Festers’ visit to DL a good experience
August 5, 2017 - 4:54pm
Darius Rucker sings at WE Fest on Friday night. Rucker took the stage around 8 p.m. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Good vibe Friday: Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band keep the country jams coming
August 5, 2017 - 1:42am
August 3, 2017
Michael Ray performs Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at We Fest Country Music Festival at Soo Pass Ranch near Detroit Lakes, Minn.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Sun, stars shine as WE Fest opens
August 3, 2017 - 10:35pm
Letter: Oh, how the laws change for WE Fest
August 3, 2017 - 4:38pm
The Detroit Lakes municipal liquor store is ready to party. Meagan Pittelko/Tribune
Ready for WE Fest: Locals prepare for the three-day party
August 3, 2017 - 4:37pm
August 2, 2017
Audience members enjoy country music band LOCASH during WE Fest 2016 at Soo Pass Ranch. The 35th annual festival gets underway this Thursday, Aug. 3. (Photo by Matt Hellman/Forum News Service)
Let the celebration begin!: WE Fest's 35th anniversary kicks off Thursday
August 2, 2017 - 1:09pm
August 1, 2017
Bruno Mars performs during the 2017 BET Awards show June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. Mario Anuoni / Reuters
Gone country or mission to Mars? Area music fans between two big shows
August 1, 2017 - 8:46am
July 24, 2017
With the Bruno Mars concert scheduled for Aug. 4 - the second day of WE Fest - we're wondering how readers decided what to do about two major music events. Forum file photos
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
July 20, 2017
So close they can taste it: DL's Holmes Theatre to host WE Fest Karaoke Roundup finale on Saturday
July 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 22, 2017
Luke Bryan will close out WE Fest's 35th anniversary celebration as the third and final main stage headliner on Saturday, Aug. 5. (Submitted photo)
Full WE Fest lineup announced
March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
December 18, 2016
Lady Antebellum is a trio composed of Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley. Forum News Service
WE Fest 2017's third headliner is... Lady Antebellum
December 18, 2016 - 11:00am
August 23, 2016
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Wife of man who died in camper at WeFest last year, still searching for answers
August 23, 2016 - 11:01am
August 10, 2016
WE Fest 2016 went fairly smoothly for law enforcement, who says no sex assaults or violent crimes have been reported. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Mattie Hjelseth
Cops deem WE Fest more 'manageable' this year
August 10, 2016 - 10:48am
WE Fest 2016: Over 150,000 fans enjoyed 34th annual event
August 10, 2016 - 8:54am