Thanks the Governor's announcement that Minnesota would be dropping capacity restrictions on outdoor events, country music festivals will be full of Minnesotans longing for a live music fix this summer.

The first country music festival of the summer on the 98.1 concert calendar is Moondance Jammin' Country Fest, June 17th, 18th, and 19th in Walker, Minnesota -- featuring Midland, Tyler Farr, Lauren Alaina, and more.

The 2020 edition of Moondance Jammin' Country Fest was canceled due to COVID-19.

2021 Moondance Jammin' Country Fest Lineup

  • Midland
  • Neal McCoy
  • Tyler Farr
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • David Lee Murphy
  • Blackhawk
  • The Kentucky Headhunters
  • Ned Ledoux

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Like everyone’s personal playlist, TCMJ's is on shuffle. A little country here, a splash of pop there, some rock to switch things up…playlists change depending on what is HOT in the industry, and that is our goal. Find the hottest artists and the newest talent and give them a place to play to their loyal fans.

If you need passes and camping for the 2021 event, good news! Everything is on sale now right HERE.

The rollback of COVID-19 restrictions in the state for outdoor events affects other Minnesota country music festivals like Winstock, Lakes Jam, Piers Freedom Fest, FireFest, Twin Cities Summer Jam, WE Fest, and the Grandstand shows at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair.

Other big outdoor shows on the 98.1 calendar for this summer include Alabama, Darius Rucker, Jerrod Niemann, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Old Dominion, and Luke Bryan.

You can see the full list of 2021 Minnesota country concert and festival dates HERE.

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