List of country music festivals

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The following is an incomplete list of country music festivals, which encapsulates music festivals focused on country music. This list may have some overlap with the larger topic list of folk festivals, and may also overlap with the related topics list of blues festivals, list of jam band music festivals, list of bluegrass music festivals, and list of old-time music festivals. Many of the festivals take place in North America.

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in Southern United States, in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1920s,[1] and It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music. The origins of country music are the folk music of mostly white, working-class Americans, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional ballads, and cowboy songs, and various musical traditions from European immigrant communities.[2] Barn dancing and other folk dance styles would be featured at country music gatherings, and many modern festivals have continued to feature dance, rodeo, or other cultural aspects.

The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music, it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres, and festivals may focus on Americana genres such as bluegrass, or newer genres such as country rock, country pop, or alternative country.

Festivals[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Festival name City/Venue Country Remarks
Nambung Country Music Muster Nambung Station via Cervantes, Western Australia Australia (Annual)
Boyup Brook Country Music Festival Boyup Brook, Western Australia Australia
Canberra Country Blues & Roots Festival Canberra Australia
Gympie Muster Gympie, Queensland Australia
Groundwater Country Music Festival [[Gold Coast]] Australia 26-28 July 2019 (Annual - Last weekend July)
Mildura Country Music Festival Mildura, Victoria Australia
Swan Reach Country Music Festival[3] Swan Reach, South Australia Australia
Tamworth Country Music Festival Tamworth, New South Wales Australia
Wandong Country Music Festival Wandong, Victoria Australia

Europe[edit]

Festival name City/Venue Country Remarks
Piknik Country Mrągowo, Poland Poland
C2C: Country to Country London England 8-10 March 2019 (Annual)
Harvest Country Music Festival Westport House Enniskillen Airport Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland
SummerTyne Americana Festival Gateshead England 19-21 July 2019 (Annual)
Millport Country and Western Festival Millport; Isle of Cumbrae Scotland September (Annual)
Country Bauska Bauska Latvia www.countrybauskafestival.lv

North America[edit]

Canada
United States

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard A. Peterson (1999-12-15). Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity. University of Chicago Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-226-66285-5.
  2. ^ ARRP Bulletin. Vol. 53 No 1. "50 Minutes on the Road. Betsy Tower. page 50. citing Commuting in America III and Arbitron.
  3. ^ http://www.swanreachcountry.com.au/

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