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Country Thunder rolls into Twin Lakes

Country Thunder rolls into Twin Lakes


What’s that? The sound of thunder? Or ... the sound of Country Thunder?

The annual country music festival kicks off today (July 18) and runs through Sunday in Twin Lakes, offering headliners and up-and-coming acts to a crowd of thousands.

Along with the high-profile and award-winning acts come plenty of vendors and campers.

The forecast calls for extreme heat, meaning if you’re headed to Country Thunder, make sure to have plenty of water available, use sunscreen and find some shade and respite from the heat.

The headliners include Jake Owen, Tim McGraw, Luke Combs and Chris Stapleton.

The festival attracts some 100,000 people annually during its four-day run.

Here’s a look at the 2019 main stage lineup:

Today (July 18)

3:30 p.m. — Payton Smith

5 p.m. — Caylee Hammack

6:30 p.m. — James Barker Band

8 p.m. — Michael Ray

10 p.m. — Jack Owen

Friday (July 19)

2 p.m. — Jillian Jacqueline

3:30 p.m. — Brandon Lay

5 p.m. — High Valley

6:30 p.m. — Lonestar

8 p.m. — Locash

10 p.m. — Tim


Saturday (July 20)

2 p.m. — Hunter Brothers

3:30 p.m. — Jameson Rodgers

5 p.m. — Travis Denning

6:30 p.m. — Ashley McBryde

8 p.m. — Trace Adkins

10 p.m. — Luke Combs

Sunday (July 21)

2:30 p.m. — John Gurney

4 p.m. — Jimmie Allen

5:30 p.m. — Lindsay Ell

7 p.m. — Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

9 p.m. — Chris Stapleton

There are also bands performing daily on The Lake Stage, including Saddlebrook at 10:30 Sunday night.

The group, featuring 2002 Tremper graduate Trevor McCallister, is based in Milwaukee and plays regularly in this area, including performing regularly at Country Thunder.

Saddlebrook has been nominated several times for Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards and made it to the regional level at the Colgate Country Showdown (the largest country band competition in the United States).

For the full music lineup and more information, log on at or call 866-388-0007. Country Thunder runs today through Sunday at 2305 Lance Drive in Twin Lakes.


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