Country Thunder is back in 2013, and this year's festivals are sporting many of the biggest country stars! Check out the schedule below for single-day or four-day Country Thunder tickets, and then enjoy the show!
The first Country Thunder of 2013 is in sunny Florence, AZ, from April 11-14. It is slated to feature Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, and more! More than 20 performers are going to take the stage during the course of the festival.
Country Thunder will also return to Twin Lakes, WI, for a set of concerts at the end of July. A superstar lineup including Brad Paisley, Keith Urban,Lee Brice, Jake Owen, and Dierks Bentley are appearing at the Wiconsin show. Almost two dozen acts in all are set to perform at Country Thunder in Wisconsin. It is scheduled to take place from July 18-21.
Country Thunder was founded in 1993 by promoter Larry Barr, and was originally located in Queen Creek, AZ. A much more low-profile festival for the first several years of its existence, Country Thunder received its big break in 1999 by adding stars like Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, and Brooks and Dunn to its line-up. In 2003, the show moved to its current location of Florence, AZ. In 2006 it hosted new American Idol Carrie Underwood, and by 2010 the attendence rose well above 100,000.
The success of the Arizona Country Thunder led to spin-offs. The mid-summer Wisconsin Country Thunder was launched in 1994 in Twin Lakes, and remains as popular as its sister festival. A Texas-based Country Thunder was held in 2007. However, it was canceled in 2008 due to poor ticket sales, and has not run since then.