FairWell Festival Offers Excellent Inaugural Lineup

For whatever reason, Oregon has always been the place for the best summer festivals in the United States when it comes to independent country and roots music. Before dozens of festivals all across the country were even a thing, Pickathon out in Portland was booking folks like Dale Watson, Whitey Morgan, and Wayne “The Train” Hancock. Pickathon’s 2023 lineup should be coming any day now.

The Jackalope Jamboree in Pendleton, Oregon has become another Oregon staple over the last few years, and has another killer lineup this year June 22nd-24th with Ryan Bingham and Shane Smith and the Saints headlining, and other great artists like Corb Lund, Kaitlin Butts, Kelsey Waldon, and The Vandoliers performing.

Another Oregon festival that’s been killer over the years is the Wild Hare Festival in Canby, Oregon. Unfortunately, they’ve announced they won’t be back in 2023, but don’t count them out in future years. This on-again, off-again fest always has folks raving, and features great lineups.

But if that wasn’t enough, now Central Oregon will have their own country and roots festival, and it may have one of the best lineups of any independent country event all year. Called the FairWell Festival, they have just announced their inaugural lineup for their July 21-23 festival at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon. Headliners include Zach Bryan, the Turnpike Troubadours, and Willie Nelson.

Charles Wesley Godwin, Morgan Wade, Charley Crockett, Trampled By Turtles, Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway, Yola, Shane Smith and the Saints, 49 Winchester, Bella White, and Drayton Farley are some of the other names that make the inaugural FairWell Fest lineup.

Not only is the lineup killer, so is the location. This is the part of Oregon where Oregonians go on vacation, which tells you about the kinds of forests, high desert, mountains, vistas, and opportunities for exploration the area boasts.

Presale starts on Thursday, 3/16 at 10 am Pacific time. To sign up for the presale, CLICK HERE.

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