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Published August 06, 2010, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: 2010 WE Fest


Keith Urban belts out a song during his main stage performance Thursday night at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers

  • Keith Urban belts out a song during his main stage performance Thursday night at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Keith Urban let the WE Fest crowd rush the stage during his performance at WE Fest Thursday night. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry sang a song on the WE Fest main stage Thursday night in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry performed Thursday night at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry performed at WE Fest Thursday night in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Gloriana guitarist Mike Gossin sings into a talk box, as the group plays Joe Walsh's "Rocky Moutnain Way" during their main stage performance at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Thursday night. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Gloriana members Rachel Reinert, Cheyenne Kimball and Mike Gossin sing a song during their main stage performance at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Thursday night. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Cheyenne Kimball belts out a song during Gloriana'a WE Fest main stage performance Thursday evening. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Workers and volunteers in the WE Fest VIP food area grill chicken breasts Thursday afternoon for the dinner rush. They cooked 4,600 chicken breasts Thursday for the VIP ticket-holders who dine at the country music festival in Detroit LAkes, Minn. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • llie Jennings of Bloomington, Minn., shows off her cowboy hat with all of her WE Fest buttons displayed while standing in line to get into the country music festival Thursday afternoon. This is her 26th WE Fest. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • George Lochan cooks up lamb and chicken meat at the Greek Flame Food booth in the main concert bowl at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Thursday afternoon. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Brian Brooke of Eden Prairie, Minn., grimmaces as he tries another pull-up at the Marine pull-up challenge at WE Fest Thursday afternoon. Brooke did 17 pull-ups, enough to win him a hat. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Larry Fimon of Alexandria, Minn., shows off his "prize possession, his collection of commemorative pins from each year of WE Fest.
  • Larry Fimon of Alexandria, Minn., shows off his group's motto for his 28th WE Fest.
  • Lee Viste of Detroit Lakes, Minn., makes a repair to the main stage of WE Fest Tuesday afternoon. He has been working maintenance at the Soo Pass Ranch for 22 years, and says he's seen a lot of changes in the festival through those years. He recalled that when he first started, all the perimeter fences were made from 1/4-inch plywood, where most of the festival fences are now chain-link. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Lisa Pilon of Fargo helps set up thousands of folding WE Fest lawn chairs in the reserved seating section at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Tuesday afternoon. WE Fest starts Wednesday night with a kickoff party at the Ranch House with 32 Below taking the stage at 9 p.m. The band takes the Main stage Thursday afternoon to begin the main stage acts. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
  • Ashley Delvo  Photo by John Lamb / The Forum
  • Hue Lieu Photo by John Lamb / The Forum
  • Josh Ganz Photo by John Lamb / The Forum
  • Josh Ganz Photo by John Lamb / The Forum
  • Kyle Becker and Nick Lahr Photo by John Lamb / The Forum
  • Photo by John Lamb / The Forum
  • Sean Scheunemann Photo by John Lamb / The Forum
  • Sean Scheunemann Photo by John Lamb / The Forum