Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert and one of the hottest artists to emerge in recent years, Cody Johnson, were announced this morning as headliners for the 29th Winstock Country Music Festival, set for Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, 2023, at the festival grounds in Winsted, Minnesota.
Tickets and camping are now on sale. Lambert's eighth studio album, "Palomino," was released in April as the highest-debuting country album of 2022. It marks the latest installment in a storied career that has spanned seven previous number-one solo albums, 10 number-one hits, and more than 70 awards.
Heralded by MusicRow as "the future of real country music," Cody Johnson will make his debut on the Winstock stage following the massive success of his 18-track double album "Human." His hit 'Til You Can't" has set streaming records and remains one of the most-played songs of the genre.
"Any time you can pair a reigning entertainer of the year with someone currently breaking down doors like Cody Johnson, you're guaranteed a great weekend of country music," said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson.
Joining Lambert and Johnson will be Gabby Barrett, Jordan Davis, Dylan Scott, Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio, BlackHawk, Nate Smith, Hailey Whitters, George Birge, Chris Kroeze, Jenn Bostic, Anderson Daniels, Chad Johnson and the MN-T's, and The Shaw Band/The Shaw Brothers. The complete artist lineup may be found HERE.
"Each year, we work to build a lineup that features something for everyone," Danielson said. "We're grateful to be able to announce the lineup in its entirety so fans can make their plans for next summer."
Organizers are excited to have Minnesota music royalty kick things off in 2023 at the pre-show beer tent party Thursday night.
"There isn't a name more synonymous with Minnesota music than Shaw," Danielson said. "Having both the original Shaw Band and The Shaw Brothers is going to make for a memorable Thursday night and will be a great start to the weekend."
In addition to announcing the complete lineup for Winstock 2023, organizers also unveiled the festival's "best deal yet" for camping passes and general admission tickets. Through Oct. 31, folks can get TWO general admission tickets AND a camping pass for $299. With campsites in campgrounds A, B, C, and D already sold out, this is the best opportunity -- and best price -- to guarantee a spot and not have to worry about it closer to the event.
"For those who didn't renew at this year's event for next year, or for those who may be new to Winstock, this is the best way to seal the deal and be sure you'll be at Winstock next June," Danielson said. "This is a limited-time offer, and once these sites are gone, they're gone - they will go fast."
VIP tickets sold out at this year's event for 2023. A very limited number of reserved seats are now on sale, as is the best selection of camping sites.