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August 6, 2011
Lamb: WE Fest people-watching
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - WE Fest is first and foremost about country music. Drinking comes in a close second. But you don't have to be a hard-core...
August 6, 2011 - 7:01am
August 5, 2011
New at WE Fest: Songwriters talk about their craft -- and show it off onstage
There were many changes at WE Fest this year -- upgraded stadium seating in the VIP section, high definition jumbotrons for viewing throughout the venue, even a new management team to oversee operations -- but one of the most unique innovations took place on the Barn Stage, a secondary...
August 5, 2011 - 4:55pm
COUNTRY MUSIC TV HOST: New WE Fest fan: Storme Warren
Among the many first-time visitors to this year's WE Fest festivities is one whose face is probably quite familiar to viewers of the GAC cable television channel. Storme Warren, host of the weekly GAC country music news and entertainment show, "Headline Country," was at WE Fest...
August 5, 2011 - 4:51pm
WE Fest security gets help from horse posse
It is easy to assume that the job of security manager for WE Fest -- known for its dangerous combination of alcohol and hot weather -- has an extremely high turnover rate. However, Mark Ehlenz, of Stillwater, Minn., has held that position for 13 years -- and remains admirably...
August 5, 2011 - 4:39pm
WE Fest shuttle drivers say the people make the trips worthwhile
For almost as long as there's been a WE Fest, there has been a shuttle bus service that takes festival-goers and campers back and forth between the Soo Pass Ranch and the city of Detroit Lakes. For the affordable price of $6 per day, or $14 for the entire 3-day festival, city residents...
August 5, 2011 - 3:46pm
August 3, 2011
WE Fest both new, familiar
After almost three decades in existence, it might seem as though Detroit Lakes' yearly August tradition, WE Fest, is as comfortable and familiar as your favorite old pair of blue jeans. But as the 29th annual country music festival prepares for its official opening with tonight's...
Detroit Lakes / news
August 3, 2011 - 3:55pm
August 1, 2011
Follow WE Fest online
Forum reporter John Lamb will be covering WE Fest live throughout the week. Read his reports from the Soo Pass Ranch at wefest.areavoices.com, where he'll be posting photos, music information and random tidbits from the annual country music festival. The site can also post your photos...
August 1, 2011 - 11:10am
August 11, 2010
Kid Rock, Kenny Chesney successes
Following electrifying sets by Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Eric Church is a tough order.
Detroit Lakes / entertainment / events
August 11, 2010 - 11:30am
August 6, 2010
A lot more than stars backstage
With WE Fest officials estimating that 48,000 people were admitted into Soo Pass Ranch each day of this year's festival, the past week's preparation efforts were paramount. A massive number of people, from campsite workers, parking employees, security and ushers to vendors, painters,...
Detroit Lakes / news
August 6, 2010 - 3:56pm
WE Fest offers permanent ink
WE Fest offers several ways for you to decorate your body -- whether it be for the weekend or the rest of your life. Permanent For the first time, WE Fest hosted an actual tattoo vendor: Touch of Class Ink out of Chippewa Falls, Wis. Besides tattoos, the parlor -- which is...
Detroit Lakes / news / events
August 6, 2010 - 3:53pm
August 4, 2010
'Cadillac' Houser is WE Fest newbie
Though Thursday may mark his first time on the WE Fest stage, the music of country singer-songwriter Randy Houser will undoubtedly have a familiar feel to regulars at the 27-year-old country music festival. Strongly influenced by the music of his country idols like Johnny Cash,...
Detroit Lakes / events / news
August 4, 2010 - 11:00am
July 30, 2010
WE Fest Kick-off Party set for Wednesday
The Midwest's favorite country music festival is rolling into town this week. WE Fest will hit Soo Pass Ranch on Thursday, Aug. 5, and keep the music booming and the party hopping through Saturday the 7th. For those who can't wait until Thursday for the fun to begin, the Ranch House...
entertainment / music
July 30, 2010 - 4:00pm
August 13, 2008
50,000 forget worries at WE Fest
Despite a little bit of rain and the need for a last-minute lineup change, the 26th annual WE Fest country music festival was judged to be an unqualified success by event organizers. Chyrll Sparks, vice president and national promotions director for Festivals And Concert Events...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
August 6, 2008
Coming up: WE Fest, Powwow, Harvest Festival
Wednesday, August 6 Square dancing There will be a Larry's Plus square dance at the Detroit Lakes IOOF Hall at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Caller is Larry Johansen. Thursday, August 7 Jasper's Theater Come for music, magic and comedy at Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids. Starting...
August 6, 2008 - 12:00am