Country music festivals are as much a part of summer as the beach and baseball, but keeping track of them can be a chore! This festival guide will surely help you in 2020 and 2021.

This list has been updated throughout the year to reflect postponements and cancelations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most festivals slated for spring and summer were pushed to fall while others were canceled for the year and several more were moved to 2021. The information below reflects newly announced dates.

Typically, over a dozen well-known festivals begin early in the year and run through December, featuring A-list artists like Jason AldeanChris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Luke Bryan. Miranda Lambert will appear often, as will hot newcomers like Brett Young, Dustin Lynch and Kane Brown. Dan + Shay was another with several headlining slots in 2020, and you would have found Dierks Bentley virtually everywhere. Many of the festivals featuring them as performers will now happen with a similar lineup in 2021.

Scroll through to learn all about the country festivals near you, and then click any of the links to stay updated and to get tickets. (This list will be updated as more festivals are announced, and as additional lineups for 2020, 2021 and beyond are revealed.) A few festivals called it quits after 2019, but more are added, including a sixth Country Thunder Festival, this time in Iowa (it's the old Tree Town Festival). There are many chances to go find some new friends a few new favorite acts at a country festival!

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