Country Music festivals populate August

Genre’s biggest artists heading to Oregon

By Jenny Wasson / The Bulletin

It’s time to dust off your boots and wear your Stetson hat with pride. Today’s biggest country music artists are migrating to Oregon in droves this August.

The inaugural Cape Blanco Country Music Festival in Sixes joins the already popular Oregon Jamboree Music Festival in Sweet Home and the Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville. Headliners among the three events include country’s power couple — Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert — plus Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley.

Here is a brief overview of the festivals.

• Cape Blanco Country Music Festival — With the growth of the Willamette Country Music Festival, the same organizers decided to create a “sister” event on the Oregon Coast, according to the event’s website. This festival — scheduled for Aug. 1-3 — is located approximately three miles from the promontory of Cape Blanco State Park in Sixes. The lineup includes Brad Paisley (Aug. 1), Eric Church (Aug. 2) and Dierks Bentley (Aug. 3). Three-day passes are $120 for adults and $35 for children (ages 7-12). Parking ($30) and camping passes ($125) are also required. For more information, visit www.capeblancofestival.com or call 541-345-9263.

• Oregon Jamboree Music Festival — Celebrating 22 years in Sweet Home, the Oregon Jamboree Music Festival is presenting 22 acts on two stages. Also held Aug. 1-3, the festival lineup includes Miranda Lambert on Aug. 1, Cassadee Pope, Jake Owen and Tim McGraw on Aug. 2 and Eli Young Band and Billy Currington on Aug. 3. Three-day passes are $270 for reserved seating, $150 for general admission and $35 for children. Camping passes are $120. A limited supply of single-day tickets are also available. For more information, visit www.oregon jamboree.com or call 541-367-8800.

• Willamette Country Music Festival — This festival returns Aug. 15-17 to the city of Brownsville. The lineup includes Montgomery Gentry and Gary Allan on Aug. 15, Eric Church on Aug. 16 and Sara Evans and Blake Shelton on Aug. 17. If you haven’t bought tickets for this one, though, you might be out of luck. General admission is sold out. However, organizers suggest checking their social media sites for giveaways. For more information, visit www.willamettecountrymusicfestival.com or call 541-345-9623.

— Reporter: 541-383-0350, jwasson@bendbulletin.com