Dierks Bentley and Live Nation's collaborative inaugural Seven Peaks Festival will feature performances by Clint Black, Sawyer Brown, Terri Clark, David Lee Murphy and special guest Dierks' own Hot Country Knights 90's cover band. These acts will be featured as part of Hot Country Nights on the first of the three-day festival, which is Friday, August 31st.
Dierks said, “I couldn’t imagine getting to help plan my own festival and not having my favorite country music from the 90’s represented in a big way. These guys are the constant soundtrack for me and the band backstage on the road, and I’m beyond excited they agreed to kick this thing off on Friday night with us. I’m counting the days . . . I hope they let me jump up and sing with them!”
The multiple-stage event will be held in Buena Vista, CO featuring previously announced performers Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, Elle King, LANCO, Del McCoury, Sam Bush and The Cadillac Three. Recent additions to the main stage include Dan + Shay, Lucie Silvas and Kiefer Sutherland.
Dierks tells us that he is drawing inspiration for the Seven Peaks Festival from Del McCoury's DelFest, which Dierks has played several times and is held every year in Cumberland, MD. “Everyday he would do what they call a 'pope run' where he'd get in a golf cart and people would line the road and he's just around and high five these fans for like half an hour through the whole festival site and come back. I was like, 'I'm definitely doing that at my show!' I want to get a four wheeler, a Gator, and just go around and toss beers out and just make sure to say hi to all the people and do like a daily run. Everyday at 4:20 we're gonna play a Earl Scruggs banjo song and just little detail things to kind of make it it's own, but hopefully the fans will take it over, just like you when go to a Predators game there's these chants. Cell block, the 300 level, started these certain chants and that wasn't like something the Predators made up and dispersed. The fans made it their own, and so hopefully you just create a festival where they can find a way to show us what they want it to be.”
For ticket and other information visit sevenpeaksfestival.com.