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Winstock ’15 lineup is now complete

WINSTED, MN – With the addition of emerging artist Michael Ray, the Winstock Country Music Festival lineup for 2015 is now complete. Ray continues the journey from tiny Eustis, Florida, to the big time with the release of his first single “Kiss You In The Morning” from his forthcoming Warner Bros. Records album due spring of 2015. He arrives with fans in the know already numbering in the thousands, the ability to sell out large clubs in presale and the promise of a future star.

Ray completes the lineup already featuring Alabama, Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Eli Young Band, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Jana Kramer, RaeLynn, The Railers, Chris Hawkey, Lost Highway, Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, and Drop Tailgate.

VIP tickets, along with camping, are sold out for 2015, however general admission ($100 through early-bird deadline of April 13), a limited amount of reserved seating ($165) remain available. CLICK HERE to order online or call 888-946-7865.

For More Information

For additional artist announcements, sponsor and ticket information, and everything Winstock, visitwww.winstockfestival.com, sign up for the Winstock E-mail news, follow the festival on Twitter, and like Winstock on Facebook. More information and tickets are also available by calling 888-946-7865.

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Winstock ’15 artists receive ACM noms

ENCINO, CA – Several Winstock Country Music Fesitval artists have received nominations for the 50th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, which will be April 19 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Band Perry, which will perform Saturday night at Winstock ’15, received a nod for Vocal Group of the Year. Dan + Shay, which will also perform Saturday at Winstock, has been nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, in addition to being named a semifinalist for New Artist of the Year. Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band, which will perform Saturday, June 13 at Winstock, has been nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with The Cadillac Three (Feat. Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Eli) for “The South.”

Fans will once again help select the winner of the New Artist of the Year. As previously announced, Winstock ’15 artists Sam Hunt and Dan + Shay are semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Award. The top eight artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via fan vote at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the three nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner.

Camping passes to Winstock ’15 sold out earlier this month, but plenty of General Admission and Reserved seating remain available to spend the best days of summer June 12-13 at the Winstock Country Music Festival with Alabama, Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Eli Young Band, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Jana Kramer, RaeLynn, The Railers, Chris Hawkey, Lost Highway, Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, and Drop Tailgate.

VIP tickets, along with camping, are sold out for 2015, however general admission ($100 through early-bird deadline of April 13), a limited amount of reserved seating ($165) remain available. CLICK HERE to order online or call 888-946-7865.

For More Information

For additional artist announcements, sponsor and ticket information, and everything Winstock, visitwww.winstockfestival.com, sign up for the Winstock E-mail news, follow the festival on Twitter, and like Winstock on Facebook. More information and tickets are also available by calling 888-946-7865.

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Camping passes are going fast . . . order now before they are gone

A limited number of camping passes and weekend reserved seating remain available to spend the best days of summer June 12-13 at the Winstock Country Music Festival with Alabama, Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Eli Young Band, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Jana Kramer, The Railers, Chris Hawkey, Lost Highway, Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, and Drop Tailgate.

VIP tickets, along with Campgrounds A,B, C, and E are sold out for 2015, however general admission ($100 through early-bird deadline of April 13), a limited amount of reserved seating ($165), and limited camping sites ($100) remain available. CLICK HERE to order online or call 888-946-7865.

As heard earlier this week on K102, RaeLynn has also been added to the Winstock emerging artist stage lineup and will perform two sets Saturday, June 13. Just like her musical hero Dolly Parton, RaeLynn embraces her country roots with a flash of pizazz. Taste of Country insists, “fans of every age will find a trio of lyrics to get behind with ‘God Made Girls.’”

Winstock ’15 Campsite Decorating Contest
If you are camping at Winstock ’15, plan ahead and be prepared to decorate your campsite according to this year’s theme: the Alabama hit “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You’ve Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band).” The grand prize in this year’s campsite decorating contest will be provided by Midwest Machinery, and will be awarded to the overall best-decorated campsite based on this year’s theme: Full campsite decorating contest rules and additional Winstock ’15 promotion information may be found at www.winstockfestival.com.

Winstock ’15 Rumble on the Road

In celebration of Winstock’s 22nd year, we are taking to the road in preparation for one of the best festivals yet! Visit these bars for top-notch music, drink specials, and visits from favorite radio personalities as we gear up for Winstock 2015. Of course, a few Winstock tickets and CDs from your favorite artists may be given away at these events, as well. Mark your calendars and plan on making a stop at the Winstock 2015 Rumble on the Road!


For More Information

For additional artist announcements, sponsor and ticket information, and everything Winstock, visitwww.winstockfestival.com, sign up for the Winstock E-mail news, follow the festival on Twitter, and like Winstock on Facebook. More information and tickets are also available by calling 888-946-7865.



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Alabama, Jake Owen announced as Winstock ‘15 headliners

Winsted, Minnesota will be all about Alabama at the Winstock Country Music Festival June 12-13, 2015.

“We’re very excited how our lineup has come together for our twenty-second year,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson. “This year’s lineup ranges from one of the most successful country bands ever to today’s top country stars as well as the new emerging artists.”

The supergroup amassed 21 straight number-one singles – a record likely to never be equaled in any genre. The band is part of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The Alabama legacy, and certainly the hit songs, speaks for itself.

Tickets for the two-day music and camping festival in Winsted went on sale recently, and a large share of the artists who will be appearing were also announced the morning of Oct. 28 on air by K102.

The Winstock ‘15 lineup has been specifically tailored to appeal to a wide range of Winstock fans, Danielson said.

“Artists like Friday headliner Jake Owen, The Band Perry, and Dan + Shay will appeal to our younger demographic, while Gary Allan and, of course Alabama, will appeal to our fans who have been with us since day one,” he said. “We’re very excited how our lineup has come together for our twenty-second year and are excited to see the audience it will bring together to enjoy the music.”

Regional favorite Chris Hawkey will kick things off on the main stage Friday night. The frontman to the band Rocket Club, which hit the Billboard charts three times, Hawkey brings a dynamic stage presence that is the perfect fit to get things underway.

“I grew up in the Garth Brooks era of bringing the show to the people,” said the man whose daytime gig is producer and co-host of the Power Trip Morning Show on KFAN Radio. “I love it when I hear someone say my shows are high energy, and they’re like a big party.”

Winstock fans will be quick to fall in “Love” with Jana Kramer, who will take the main stage following Hawkey.

Kramer is one of the most successful new female artists to emerge in the last few years. The Michigan native was named the Academy of Country Music’s 2013 new female vocalist of the year, and her latest single, “Love,” aptly shows her confidence in where she is at in both her life and career.

Southern-California born and raised Gary Allan, with hits like “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain” and “Watching Airplanes” has been exploring the thorns since the beginning of his musical life. However, his latest offering, “Set You Free,” journeys from darkness to light, which has mirrored Allan’s own life.

“I seem to gravitate musically toward wherever I’m at in my life at that time,” Allan said. “And I’m in a real good place.”

Even though Minnesota is heading into those cold months, summertime is seemingly always on Jake Owen’s mind with his latest, and fifth, number-one hit “Beachin’.”

The Florida native has become one of country music’s leading male vocalists, with four consecutive number-one hits.

“When Jake performed at Winstock in 2010, we knew that at some point he would be brought back to the Winstock stage as a headliner,” Danielson said. “He nailed it out of the park for us then and his career has been continuously growing since.”

Saturday afternoon at Winstock will feature one of the hottest acts to recently emerge – Dan + Shay.

Already nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s vocal duo of the year, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are poised to be country music’s next dynamic duo. Debut single “19 You + Me” was the most added debut at country radio in 2013 and, as they transition into 2015, the most exciting chapter of the Dan + Shay story is yet to be written.

The Eli Young Band will provide the perfect transition to keep the music flowing all daySaturday at Winstock ’15. Winstock organizers are excited the “Dust” hitmakers from Texas will bring their signature sound to Winsted.

“The Band Perry is another band we have been looking to book at Winstock for several years,” Danielson said of the band that will take the stage before Alabama. “We really feel they are going to bring something unique and very high-energy to the Winstock stage.”

Since releasing their self-titled debut record in 2010, The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and younger brothers Neil and Reid, the band has notched a string of hits including “If I Die Young,” “You Lie,” “All Your Life,” and “Better Dig Two.”

The trio’s latest offering, “Pioneer,” allows them to bring the romantic mystique of bands back to music.

Alabama, featuring Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook, will close the show Saturday night. Literally the band that changed everything, the group brought a youthful energy and rocking edge that broadened country music’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands.

Seventy-three million albums and more than 30 number-one hits later, the band is enjoying its second run in the spotlight.

Also appearing at Winstock ’15 includes “Leave the Night On” hitmaker Sam Hunt, The Railers, Lost Highway, Chris Hawkey, Drop Tailgate, and Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band, with more acts still to be announced.

For complete biographies on the bands signed to perform at Winstock ‘15, follow the “Artists” link fromwww.winstockfestival.com.

Looking ahead to Winstock ‘15

As in the recent past, VIP tickets to Winstock ‘15 sold out at this year’s event. Campgrounds A and B are also sold out, however plenty of options are available to attend and camp at Winstock.

“This is one not to miss,” Danielson said. “We’ve learned a lot, not just last year with the weather issues, but over the last 22 years, and we continue to grow as a festival and are confident this is going to be one of our best yet.”

Tickets are now on sale for the best two-day country music and camping vacation that kicks the summer off right. VIP tickets, along with Campgrounds A and B, sold out at the 2014 event for 2015, however plenty of general admission ($100 through early-bird deadline of April 13), reserved seating ($165), and camping sites ($100) remain available. CLICK HEREto order online or call 888-946-7865.

“We do anticipate the campgrounds to again sell out, so plan ahead if you are coming to Winstock and purchase your camping pass when you buy your tickets,” Danielson recommended.

Dates for the Winstock Rumble on the Road, which features ticket giveaways, radio station promotions, and great local live music will be announced in the near future, as will the 2015 campsite decorating contest theme.

For additional artist announcements, sponsor and ticket information, and everything Winstock, visit www.winstockfestival.com, sign up for the Winstock E-mail news, follow the festival onTwitter, and like Winstock on Facebook. More information and tickets are also available by calling 888-946-7865.

“As always, we can’t thank enough the folks who have volunteered at and continue to attend Winstock year after year,” Danielson said. “We also welcome those new to our festival and will make them feel right at home.”

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In less than one week . . .

Winstock Country Music Festival organizers are excited to announce the 2015 artist lineup will be unveiled the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 28 by Chris Carr and Company of K102 and other radio stations across the state. Winstock ’15 will take place in Winsted, MN June 12-13, and the 2015 lineup has been tailored to appeal to a wide range of Winstock fans.

“We’re very excited how our lineup has come together for our twenty-second year,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson. “This year’s lineup ranges from one of the most successful country bands ever to today’s top country stars as well as the new emerging artists.”

Tickets are now on sale for the best two-day country music and camping vacation that kicks the summer off right. VIP tickets, along with Campgrounds A and B, sold out at the 2014 event for 2015, however plenty of general admission ($100 through early-bird deadline of April 13), reserved seating ($165), and camping sites ($100) remain available. CLICK HERE to order online or call 888-946-7865.

Tune in to K102 the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 28 for the lineup announcement, and follow the countdown to the unveiling at www.winstockfestival.com. Additional updates and information may be found by “liking” Winstock Country Music Festival on Facebook and following @WinstockMN on Twitter.

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A message to our fans

Dear Winstock Fans:

Saturday presented us with many challenges, courtesy of Mother Nature. In our 21-year history, this is the first time we have ever had to cancel multiple performances and deal with ongoing and threatening conditions throughout the day and evening. During our “off season,” we will be discussing how to keep you, the audience, better informed as to the conditions we are fighting and the decisions being made. The conditions and decisions affect you as much as they do us and we will improve our communication with you. Social media, more live announcements, and better use of the big screens will be reviewed. Hopefully future Winstock events will be sun-drenched and all shows will go on as planned. However, in the event of future disruptions, we will take steps to keep you all in the loop. We want to thank you for your continued support, understanding, and patronage over the last 21 years. See you next June 12-13! – Winstock Country Music Festival Committee

WINSTOCK ’14 RECAP:Toby Keith was Winstock’s hero Saturday night, performing more than an hour-and-a-half in the rain at the 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted.
Sets from country artists Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, and Katie Armiger were canceled due to lightning, rain, and strong winds that hit the area Saturday. Other performances from Tim Sigler, Roadhouse 6, Ashley Monroe, and Mel Tillis went off as scheduled. The rainy day Saturday was a stark contrast to the picture-perfect Friday night that featured Chase Rice, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, Danielle Bradbery, Maiden Dixie, and Roadhouse 6.

PHOTOS: Photos from Winstock 2014 may be found HERE.

WINSTOCK ’15 TICKET NOTE: Call 888-946-7865 until Wednesday, June 25 to reserve your tickets for 2015 now. Tickets for Winstock ’15 will go on-sale again this fall. Winstock 2015 will be June 12-13, 2015.

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Toby Keith saves the night at Winstock ’14

Toby Keith was Winstock’s hero Saturday night, performing more than an hour-and-a-half in the rain at the 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted.
Sets from country artists Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, and Katie Armiger were canceled due to lightning, rain, and strong winds that hit the area Saturday. Other performances from Tim Sigler, Roadhouse 6, Ashley Monroe, and Mel Tillis went off as scheduled.
The rainy day Saturday was a stark contrast to the picture-perfect Friday night that featured Chase Rice, Rascal Flatts, Billy Currington, Danielle Bradbery, Maiden Dixie, and Roadhouse 6.

PHOTOS: Photos from Winstock 2014 may be found HERE.

WINSTOCK ’15 TICKET NOTE: Call 888-946-7865 until Wednesday, June 25 to reserve your tickets for 2015 now. Tickets for Winstock ’15 will go on-sale again this fall. Winstock 2015 will be June 12-13, 2015.

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Winstock ’14 Raffle winners announced

This year, the annual Winstock Country Music Festival RAFFLE drawing took place in the backstage tent surrounded by many of our volunteers. We were unable to conduct the drawing on stage due to the weather.
Winners of this year’s raffle are as follows:
* $15,000 grand prize – Neil Schlagel (Howard Lake)
* $1,000 – John Lenzen (Chaska)
* $500 – Sue DeMars (Winsted)
* $100 winners – Tom Stifter (Winsted), Brent Johnson (Waconia), Roger Guennigsman (Winsted), Virgil Scherping (Winsted), Mike Dudley (Fairhope, AL), Clark Morrison (Duluth), Susan Hoheisel (Brainerd), Denny Jeurrissen (Shakopee), Nikki Neu (Brooklyn Park), and Scott Fisher (New Market).

Watch www.winstockfestival.com and on Facebook for information on the 2015 raffle when it becomes available. Congratulations to all who won! Raffle proceeds benefit ongoing maintenance and improvements at the Winstock grounds.

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General admission ticket price for Winstock to increase June 1

A final reminder for those planning on attending the 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted June 13-14 and don’t have tickets yet: general admission ticket prices are increasing. If you are camping at Winstock, now is the time to buy your concert tickets. Everyone in the campgrounds must have a concert ticket – absolutely no exceptions.

A limited number of general admission ($105) tickets remain available. General admission ticket prices will increase to $120 June 1, so order yours now before the price increase. VIP, reserved seating, and camping have sold out. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HERE or call 888-946-7865. Don’t forget to renew your 2015 Winstock VIP, camping, and reserved seating tickets during this year’s event at the Winstock Information Booth. The Winstock Information Tent closes each night at 9 p.m.

Winstock 2014 will take place June 13-14 at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN and will feature headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday), along with Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, Katie Armiger, and Krystal Keith. Regional acts set to perform at Winstock ’14 are Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and the Tim Sigler Band. The complete Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

Other notes

• Campgrounds will open for admission beginning Thursday, June 12 at 3 p.m.

• The 15th annual Winsted Fire Department spaghetti dinner will take place from 4-9 p.m. Thursday in the Winstock Food Tent and at the Winsted Fire Hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children (age 6 and under).

• The fourth-annual Winstock Beanbag Tournament will take place Thursday, June 12 on the Winstock grounds. Registration opens on-site at 5 p.m.

• Winstock fans are encouraged to join us in honoring America each day before the concerts begin. Taylor Ziermann, a senior at Lester Prairie High School, will sing the national anthem Friday at approximately 4:20 p.m. Gabby Kutz, 12, of Winsted will sing the national anthem Saturday at approximately 12:20 p.m. The national anthem will be sung from the main stage while members of the Minnesota National Guard’s Military Funeral Honors Program presents the colors.

• The theme for this year’s campsite decorating contest is: “Made in America.” The grand prize in this year’s campsite decorating contest will be provided by Midwest Machinery, and will be awarded to the overall most artistic and original, best-decorated campsite. All entrants MUST pre-register by Friday before 9 p.m. at the Winstock Information Tent in order to be eligible. Complete campsite decorating contest rules and details Click here.

• A limited number of tickets are left for the Winstock ’14 raffle, where participants have the opportunity to win $15,000 cash. For more information, Click here.

Also check out the Free Winstock 2014 App for your Android smartphone.

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FINAL early-bird ticket reminder for Winstock ’14

The Winstock Country Music Festival 2014 EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE is this Sunday, April 13. General admission tickets are available for $90 through the early-bird deadline Sunday, April 13 by calling 888-946-7865 or at www.winstockfestival.com. General admission tickets will be $105 after this date. VIP and reserved seating tickets, along with camping passes, for Winstock ’14 have sold out.

Winstock 2014 will take place June 13-14 at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN and will feature headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday), along with Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, Katie Armiger, and Krystal Keith. Regional acts set to perform at Winstock ’14 are Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and the Tim Sigler Band. The complete Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Despite this most recent (and hopefully last) round of love from Mother Nature, it is ONLY 70 days until Winstock Country Music Festival 2014!

That means, the EARLYBIRD DEADLINE is fast-approaching. General admission tickets are available for $90 through the early-bird deadline Sunday, April 13 by calling 888-946-7865 or at www.winstockfestival.com. General admission tickets will be $105 after this date. VIP and reserved seating tickets, along with camping passes, for Winstock ’14 have sold out.

SPECIAL REMINDERS TO WINSTOCK CAMPERS:
Winstock strongly encourages campers to ensure everyone in their groups to purchase tickets to Winstock prior to the early-bird deadline Sunday, April 13. Anyone who is planning on camping at Winstock MUST also have a ticket to the show. As was the case last year, it is not expected any walk-up tickets will be sold at the gate for Winstock ’14. Winstock is not expecting to be able to accommodate persons who arrive at Winstock with only a camping pass and no ticket to the show.

• Unfortunately, Winstock no longer has access to the services that provided the bulk delivery of water for your camper in the campgrounds. Showers will be available at the entrance to Campground A.

RUMBLE ON THE ROAD:
The original Winstock Rumble at the Blue Note of Winsted will by Friday, April 11, featuring great live music from Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band and Maiden Dixie. K102 will also be on-hand giving away plenty of tickets and prizes. Find the complete Rumble on the Road schedule HERE.

WINSTOCK ’14 BEANBAG TOURNAMENT:
The fourth-annual Winstock beanbag tournament will take place Thursday, June 12 at the Winstock festival grounds, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is a double-elimination tournament.Find complete beanbag tournament information HERE.

WINSTOCK ’14 CAMPSITE DECORATING CONTEST:
Decorate your campsites according to Winstock ‘14 headliner Toby Keith’s “Made in America” to win cash prizes. See complete campsite decorating contest details HERE

Winstock 2014 will take place June 13-14 at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN and will feature headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday), along with Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, Katie Armiger, and Krystal Keith. Regional acts set to perform at Winstock ’14 are Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and the Tim Sigler Band. The complete Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Winstock ’14 lineup now complete; tickets selling fast

Tickets to the 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival June 13-14 in Winsted, MN are selling fast, and the lineup is now complete with the addition of Texas native Katie Armiger, who will perform Saturday, June 14 on the Winstock Emerging Artist Stage.

Over the last six years, Armiger has been determinedly chipping away at the Nashville music system, making particular headway the last two. She landed a coveted performance slot on the Grand Ole Opry, a gig she calls “such a dream come true.” She also recently completed a 70-date college tour, which she amusingly titled the “Get Smart” tour. Armiger released her latest single, “Safe” earlier this year. The accompanying video for the tune honors first responders, who risk their lives every day to save other people. Fan votes also netted her the number-one spot in Country Weekly’s Hottest Bachelorette issue two years in a row, as well as the number-three slot in the magazine’s most beautiful women in country music list.

Armiger joins already-announced headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday), along with Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, and Krystal Keith. Regional acts set to perform at Winstock ’14 are Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and the Tim Sigler Band. The complete Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

General admission tickets are available for $90 through the early-bird deadline Sunday, April 13 by calling 888-946-7865 or at www.winstockfestival.com. General admission tickets will be $105 after this date. VIP and reserved seating tickets, along with camping passes, for Winstock ’14 have sold out. Winstock reminds fans who have purchased camping passes but not yet purchased tickets to do so as soon as possible as this year’s Winstock is projected to sell out and tickets likely will not be available for purchase at the gate.

The Winstock Country Music Festival will take place at the festival grounds in Winsted Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014. Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Winstock ’14 camping is SOLD OUT; limited number of reserved tickets available

For the second year in a row, the campgrounds at Winstock for 2014 have SOLD OUT. A limited number of reserved seats remain, and general admission tickets are available. Get yours now before the early-bird price increase April 13 by visiting www.winstockfestival.com or calling 888-946-7865. Thanks to all for the continued support!

Additional camping options in the area include Cokato Lake Campground (320) 286-5779, Baylor Regional Park (952) 466-5250 near Norwood Young America, Piepenberg Park (320) 587-2082 and Lake Marion Park (320) 328-4479, both near Hutchinson, and Codger’s Cove in Howard Lake (320) 543-2218.

Winstock ‘13 was a complete sellout for the first time in its history, and organizers anticipate the same could easily happen in 2014. Fans are encouraged to place ticket orders early to guarantee their tickets and camp sites. General admission tickets cost $90 now through the April 13 earlybird deadline; reserved seating is $160.

The Winstock Country Music Festival will take place at the festival grounds in Winsted Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014. Winstock ’14 will feature Toby Keith (presented by Ford F-series), Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Billy Currington, Chase Rice, and more. Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Special one-day offer for Winstock fans

Lady Antebellum was on their way to the top when the trio performed on the Winstock Emerging Artist Stage in 2008, and now Winstock fans have a special ONE-DAY-ONLY offer to see their “Take Me Downtown” tour Friday, Feb. 7 in downtown Minneapolis! Joining the “Take Me Downtown” hitmakers will be GRAMMY-winning sensation Kacey Musgraves and Winstock ’13 alum Kip Moore.

Winstock fans can purchase an upper level ticket that is normally $44.50 (plus applicable fees) for just $35 (plus applicable fees)!

Tickets must be purchased online FRIDAY, JAN. 31 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Purchase tickets at: http://www.axs.com/events/243698/lady-antebellum-tickets?skin=targetcenter

Participants in this offer should click “discount offers” then enter password: festival

This is a special offer for fans of the Winstock Country Music Festival, which will take place at the festival grounds in Winsted Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014. Winstock ’14 will feature Toby Keith (presented by Ford F-series), Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Billy Currington, Chase Rice, and many more. Find Winstock updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com

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Justin Moore, Chase Rice and more added to Winstock ’14 lineup

An entertainer whose star is continually on the rise, Justin Moore has been announced as the final national main stage act for Winstock 2014, set for June 13-14 in Winsted, MN. The K102 Wakeup Crew announced Nov. 26 that Moore will perform immediately before Winstock ‘14 headliner Toby Keith Saturday, June 14. Donna and Muss also revealed that hot up-and-comer Chase Rice will perform on Winstock’s emerging Artist Stage Friday, June 13. Keeping it in the family, Krystal Keith, who is Toby’s daughter, will perform on the Emerging Artist Stage Saturday, June 14.

Arkansas native Moore has begun making his mark on the country radio charts with three number-one hits in the anything but big city “Small Town USA,” the sentimental family embracing “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and the fidelity pledge “Til My Last Day,” in addition to the recent hit “Point at You.”

“We have heard some great things about Justin’s live shows, and we’re excited he’ll be part of Winstock ‘14,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson. “Chase Rice is also becoming increasingly-popular and will be the perfect fit for our Emerging Artist stage.”

Rice, the co-writer of the Florida Georgia Line hit “Cruise,” is also blazing his own trail into the country music world. After moving to Music City in late 2010, Rice recorded an album, Dirt Road Communion, on his own Dack Janiel’s label and quickly beat the odds. He landed it on the Billboard Country Album chart, and launched one of his singles, “How She Rolls,” onto Hot Country Songs. In a world dominated by corporations, that’s no small feat for an artist working on his own. “Cruise” literally re-wrote the country music history books, setting an all-time record by spending more weeks at number one on the country singles chart than any other song, and now Rice is writing his own country music history, one song and one show at a time.

No matter how compelling Krystal Keith’s voice, songwriting, self-titled EP and debut album Whiskey & Lace may be, there’s no getting around the shadow of a musical superstar in the room. Not that she’d want to, of course. Krystal’s father, Winstock Country Music Festival 2014 headliner Toby Keith contributed several songs and co-produced the project with Mark Wright.

“You can’t have a better mentor,” she said. “As a songwriter, as a vocalist – and he’s also my dad, so I get the best of all worlds wrapped up in one person.” Krystal made her national television debut in prime time as a teenager, singing “Mockingbird” with her father on a 2004 awards show.

Also announced were local acts Shane Martin Band, Maiden Dixie, Roadhouse 6, and Tim Sigler Band. Shane Martin will perform Thursday night in the beer tent from 7-11 p.m., Maiden Dixie will kick things off on the main stage Friday at 4:30, Roadhouse 6 will perform Friday night on the emerging artist stage at 5:45 p.m. and again Saturday during the always-popular pre-show beer tent party at 10:30 a.m., and Tim Sigler will open the main stage Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Headliners Toby Keith (Saturday) and Rascal Flatts (Friday) will be joined at Winstock by Moore, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Mel Tillis, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Rice, and Krystal Keith. One more emerging artist will be announced in the future.

The Winstock 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

The Winstock 2014 Rumble on the Road schedule has also been announced and can be found HERE. The Rumble on the Road features stops at area bars for top-notch music, drink specials, and visits from favorite radio personalities as we gear up for Winstock 2014.

Tickets and more information

Tickets to Winstock ‘14 are on sale, and can be purchased online at shop.winstockfestival.com or by calling 888-946-7865. Winstock’s VIP seating, along with campgrounds A and B, are sold out.

Winstock ‘13 was a complete sellout for the first time in its history, and organizers anticipate the same could easily happen in 2014. Fans are encouraged to place ticket orders early to guarantee their tickets and camp sites. General admission tickets cost $90 now through the April 13 earlybird deadline; reserved seating is $160, and camping passes are $95.

Information on Winstock ‘14 contests and promotions, sponsors, additional acts, and more will all be forthcoming over the next months. Stay in the know by signing up for Winstock E-mail news, and watch for updates on Facebook, Twitter, and at www.winstockfestival.com.

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