MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Some of the biggest names in country music are in Manhattan this weekend, attracting thousands to a massive four-day concert event.
Country Stampede got underway Thursday night at Tuttle Creek State Park. The concert is now in its 18th year.
Little Big Town helped kick things off after a rain delay Thursday evening as a storm moved through the area. Other big acts are slated to perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“Folks can come out and buy tickets. We still have some camping left. We’ve got great talent- Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Trace Adkins. We’ve got a lot of great talent. It’s just a wonderful time. The atmosphere’s excellent. There’s a lot to do out here, not just the music. We have a lot of vendors and great food. You’ll see everything from a motorcycle stunt show to great performances,” said Wayne Rouse, President and General Manager of Country Stampede.
Stampede is expected to attract more than 150,000 people throughout the weekend.
Friday's lineup includes superstar Jason Aldean, platinum selling recording artist Jake Owen, fan favorite Colt Ford, Parmalee, and Bush Hawg. Saturday features country music legend Trace Adkins, American Idol winner and platinum selling artist Scotty McCreery, Casey James, LoCash Cowboys, and 94.5 Country Road to Stampede winners in a tie Tyler Ahlgren and Belles and Whistles, The 2013 festival will wrap in a big way on Sunday with superstar Miranda Lambert performing in the headlining spot. She will be preceded by a performances by hit artist Randy Houser, hot new comer Morgan Frazier, and christian artists CrossCountry.
For updates and ticket information visit countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.