Big Country Bash is returning this year after COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns forced it to cancel in 2020. This would be a second revival moment after the show that debuted in 2006 was called off in 2011 after the sale of its sponsor, Citadel Broadcasting. It was revived 6 years later in 2017.
This year’s concert, like previous years, will take place at the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheatre in St. Charles, with a lineup of well-known acts and up-and-coming country musicians to launch the Independence Day weekend on Friday July 2, and Saturday, July 3.
Fireworks Friday’s show will be headlined by Lee Brice, while John Pardi and Brett Young share top billing on Saturday’s concert.
Big Country Bash Performers
Friday, July 2 Lineup
• Lee Brice
• Scotty McCreery
• Jordan Davis
Saturday, July 3 Lineup
• Jon Pardi
• Brett Young
• Eli Young Band
• Ingrid Andress
• Tyler Farr
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Big Country Bash, which has drawn over 14,000 people in the past, will reduce its audience capacity. Sanitation stations will be provided throughout the arena. Food and beverages will be available on the festival grounds.
Two-day VIP tickets, GA tickets, camping passes and parking passes is set to go on sale Friday, April 30, at 10 a.m. CST at their website www.BigCountryBash.com. Gates will open for the concert at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 2nd and 12 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, July 3rd.
Single-day general admission is $65. For a 2-day pass, the early bird is getting it at $99 or $299 for VIP access, and it includes privileges like five drink tokens, access to a private bar, packaged appetizers, a VIP lounge with seating, charging stations and other amenities.
“Nash FM 97.3, 92.5 KJJY, and First Fleet Concerts present Big Country Bash, a two-day music festival celebrating country music and local radio. Fans unite for a summer weekend of camping, exploring vendors, and enjoying the outdoors. This year the Bash is headed back to the fields of St. Charles, Iowa; a city just outside of Des Moines, Iowa,” the concert organizers wrote on the concert’s official website.
The concert’s organizer and marketer, Josh Hewitt, wrote in an email to Des Moines Register that the concert will be a good start for people to bounce back to normality again while having fun at the same time. He also revealed that apart from the music and the camping, there will also be fireworks and a general fun time for country music fans.
Details about parking, camping, and RV passes can be found at the concert’s website.
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