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WE Fest announces full main stage lineup for 40th anniversary show

The summer of 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of WE Fest at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch. This milestone will be celebrated with a star-packed main stage lineup. The 2023 festival runs Aug. 3-5, and music and camping packages are available via the show's website.

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Celebrate WE Fest's 40th anniversary on the grounds of Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch, Aug. 3-5, 2023. The festival's full main stage lineup was just announced; tickets are available online at wefest.com.
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DETROIT LAKES — The WE Fest country music festival has announced the full main stage lineup for its 40th anniversary show, which runs Aug. 3-5 at the Soo Pass Ranch south of Detroit Lakes.

Besides the previously announced headliners, Morgan Wallen, Brad Paisley and Kane Brown, the three-day event will also feature the Brothers Osborne, Gabby Barrett, Chase Rice, Travis Tritt, Blackberry Smoke, Ernest, Bailey Zimmerman, Neal McCoy, Jo Dee Messina, Ashland Craft, Ben Burgess and Ashley Cooke. Cowboy Troy will return as Main Stage host for a second straight year.

WE Fest was launched in 1983 and each year continues to build upon many of fans' favorite elements from the past, while continuing to enhance the festival grounds and adding fresh festival attractions. For the show's 40th anniversary, its Country Club venue is upping its game with a bigger "footprint," more private performances and surprise guests. Passes for the Country Club, which is located inside the main concert bowl, are currently available to purchase — but supplies are limited.

Camping packages are also available for staying on the grounds of the festival's spacious 400-acre home, the Soo Pass Ranch. Visit wefest.com for details.

If you go

What: 40th Annual WE Fest Country Music Festival
Where: Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes
When: Aug. 3-5, 2023
Who: Main Stage lineup includes Morgan Wallen, Brad Paisley, Kane Brown, the Brothers Osborne, Gabby Barrett, Chase Rice, Travis Tritt, Blackberry Smoke, Ernest, Bailey Zimmerman, Neal McCoy, Jo Dee Messina, Ashland Craft, Ben Burgess and Ashley Cooke, with Cowboy Troy returning as Main Stage emcee.
How: Tickets are available at wefest.com , or by calling 1-833-2WE-FEST (1-833-293-3378). Phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.

Related Topics: DETROIT LAKESBECKER COUNTY
A reporter at Detroit Lakes Newspapers since relocating to the community in October 2000, Vicki was promoted to Community News Lead for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus on Jan. 1, 2022. She has covered pretty much every "beat" that a reporter can be assigned, from county board and city council to entertainment, crime and even sports. Born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, she is a graduate of Hamline University, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature (writing concentration). You can reach her at vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.
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