April 3, 2017 (Dauphin MB)—Dauphin’s Countryfest is pleased to release the next round of artists slated to perform at Canada’s longest running country music festival, taking place June 29-July 2.
“Countryfest fans have come to expect an exceptional and well-rounded music festival experience, and the superstar lineup shaping up for 2017 is one of the best we’ve ever put together,” says Eric Irwin, president of Dauphin’s Countryfest. “Dauphin is definitely the place that music fans want to be to ring in Canada’s 150th birthday this year!”
Countryfest promoterRob Waloschuk is pleased with how it’s all shaping up: “With superstar headliners each night, this year’s Countryfest will be one of the most stellar we’ve ever put together. We’re bringing in a great mix of country, rock, blues and roots, with something for everyone.”
COUNTRYFEST ARTISTS FOR 2017:
**Denotes that artist has already been announced
The Cadillac Three
Cold Creek County
The Washboard Union
James Barker Band
Kenny Shields & Streetheart
JD Edwards Band
Past The Perimeter
Ray Martin Band
The 24th Street Wailers
Tyler Del Pino
LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING:
A limited number of weekend passes, VIPs, camping and day passes remain for the 2017 Dauphin’s Countryfest. Tickets can be purchased online at www.countryfest.ca, by calling 1-800-361-7300, or in-person at the Dauphin’s Countryfest office (28 2nd Avenue NE in Dauphin).Ticket prices increase on May 1.
ABOUT DAUPHIN’S COUNTRYFEST:
The 28th annual Dauphin’s Countryfest takes place June 29-July 2, 2017. Canada’s longest running country music festival has been attracting the biggest names in country music to one of the most beautiful regions of Manitoba since 1990. Situated on the edge of Riding Mountain National Park, the unique outdoor amphitheatre built into the side of an escarpment provides every patron a perfect view from any one of the 14,000 seats in the house.
Dauphin’s Countryfest is a not-for-profit organization that consists of a 12-member volunteer Board of Directors and a membership of more than 2000 loyal supporters. Organizers credit over 2000 volunteers who work tirelessly each year providing essential services for the festival weekend, while fundraising for their respective community organizations. In addition to various community contributions, Countryfest pays out approximately $150,000 each year to community organizations that provide services for the festival.
Dauphin’s Countryfest took home the award for Festival or Event of the Year at the 2015 Manitoba Country Music awards, and was a finalist at the prestigious Canadian Tourism Awards in 2013, nominated for Tourism Event of the Year. The festival was awarded the 2012 Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Dauphin & District Community Foundation, given to individuals or businesses showing the true spirit of philanthropy and giving.