The elements of country-singer style have remained largely the same over the years: big hats, big boots, and big guitars full of moonshine. Take a long drink of tradition with this GrouponLive deal: for $60, you get a two-day general-admission pass to Moondance Jammin Country Fest at Moondance Fairgrounds in Walker, Minnesota, on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23 (up to a $120 value). This deal also includes admission to the Pre-Jammin Party on Thursday, June 21, at 6 p.m.
Three stages set into sprawling green space beckon concertgoers to the Moondance Jammin Country Fest, a two-day extravaganza brimming with world-renowned country acts. On Friday, Neal McCoy, a popular Texas entertainer and a direct descendant of The Real McCoy, graces the main stage. With a crinkly smile, smooth voice, and formidable whistle, McCoy aims to banish worries far from the festival grounds in good-time tunes such as his newest single, the Blake Shelton–assisted "A-OK," and breakthrough burner "Wink." Even given his decades of country cred, he's got a tough act to follow: Kix Brooks goes on just before him, demonstrating the chops that propelled him to fame as half of Brooks & Dunn.
Earlier in the day, several bands take to the Lazy Moon acoustic stage, including Daisy and the Dukes, who put their own spin on new country classics by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Hitchville, a seven-member outfit helmed by vocalists Heidi Owens and Matt Kneefe, brings the evening to a close on the Saloon stage with material honed while opening for Kenny Chesney and Sugarland.
Closing the main stage on Saturday is Billy Currington, a Grammy-nominated artist whose toe-tapping tunes have garnered him praise from festival audiences and love-struck banjos. No. 1 hit "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" lays down a laid-back ode to the lazy life with the help of honky-tonk piano and throwback melodies. Sixteen-year-old Minnesota native Katie Ray brings fresh-faced charisma to acoustic country pop on the acoustic stage on Saturday, and quintet Hicktown takes over the Saloon stage with two rollicking sets influenced by Dire Straits, Keith Urban, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.