Country LakeShake Celebrates Five Years w/ All-Female Friday Lineup & Highest Attendance

fifth-annual Country LakeShake “Cheers-ed to Five Years” this weekend
on the lively shores of Lake Michigan at Huntington Bank Pavilion at
Northerly Island, delivering “some of country’s finest” (Billboard) artists for a three-day weekend getaway experience, with the festival hosting its highest attendance to date. 

Left Photo: Miranda Lambert – Right Photo: Pistol Annies’s Ashley Monroe & Angaleena Presley, Lindsay Ell, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, Lauren Alaina

“In a never-been-done-before style” (Sounds Like Nashville) Country LakeShake hosted an all-female artist lineup on Friday showcasing eleven “female country singers who country fans adore” (CMT)
across two stages. With Miranda Lambert headlining, with the Pistol
Annies, Lambert closed out the first night of the festival by inviting
her fellow main stage artists from the day including Lindsay Ell,
Cassadee Pope, Lauren Alaina and Maren Morris back to the stage for a
collaborative performance of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m
Looking For” for what Billboard claims as an “epic country moment”.

Left Photo: Luke BryanRight Photo: Blackhawks Player Adam Burish, Brett Young, Live Nation’s Brian O’Connell

The powerful sets continued into Saturday 
matching the crowd’s high-energy with Keith Urban taking the stage as
the sun went down for an unforgettable performance with the Chicago
skyline as the backdrop. Performances earlier in the day included
sun-filled lakeside performances from Morgan Evans, Midland and a mass
singalong set from Brett Young who also stopped by to chat with Live
Nation’s Brian O’Connell and former Blackhawks player Adam Burish for
“LakeShake Live,” available to watch on People Country here.

The DISH Presents Next From Nashville Stage served as another hot spot
for energetic performances through the weekend, where fans gathered to
watch the next generation of country music shred in the festival scene
including Caylee Hammack, Rachel Wammack, Rita Wilson, Seaforth and
Travis Denning, who took to the crowds of LakeShake to asks fans who
they were most excited to see perform.

Left Photo: Rita Wilson Right Photo: Travis Denning

night wrapped the final day of the festival with a rocking night of
fan-favorite hits from headliner Luke Bryan, featuring a surprise visit
from Cole Swindell for a collaboration of Bryan’s “Roller Coaster”,
while artists Ryan Hurd, Jon Langston, Mitchell Tenpenny, Clint Black
and Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles JR warmed up the stage earlier
in the day.

Bringing “a little country to the big city,” (Chicago Daily Herald)
the summer staple event showcased a variety of food trucks, wine
lounges, a Blackhawks Bar, a slew of interactive activities and pop-up
artist performances, offering the perfect mix of entertainment and
country music.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Country LakeShake is part of Live Nation’s premiere family of country
music festivals spread across the country, including Watershed in
George, WA, Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI, Tortuga Music Festival in Ft.
Lauderdale, FL and Seven Peaks Music Festival in Denver, CO. Live
Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live
entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Live
Nation Concerts, Ticketmaster and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship.
For additional information, visit

Photo Credit: Marc Nader

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