If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to catch the Turnpike Troubadours on their reunion tour and got locked out of the first round of shows due to the crazy run on tickets, the opportunities to see them live just got a lot more lucrative. A slew of festivals just announced the Turnpike Troubadours as headliners on Monday (1-24).
Along with the previously announced Floydfest in Floyd, Virginia on July 31st, they’ve also now been announced as headliners at the Jackalope Jamboree in Oregon, Gordy’s Hwy 30 Music Fest in Idaho, as well as Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout in August.
Turnpike has also announced they will be playing Under the Big Sky Fest in Whitefish, Montana July 15-17th, but the rest of the lineup has yet to be revealed.
But let’s also not bury the lede here. Along with Turnpike at the top of these festival posters, the festival posters they’re on the top of are impressive all on their own. So let’s round up all the announcements that let loose on Monday (1-24), and help lock in your summer plans.
Jackalope Jamboree – Pendleton, OR – June 23-25
This has been one of the festival circuit’s hidden gems for the last few years. Not especially easy to get to unless you live in the area, but most certainly worth the trip, the Jackalope Jamboree has been earning faithful patrons over the last few years, and ratchets up the ante for 2022 by ropin’ in the Turnpike Troubadours, along with an impressive list of other headliners including the best live band in all of country music—Mike and the Moonpies—the blazing Shane Smith and the Saints, and a cool undercard that includes Jesse Daniel, Rob Leines, Darci Carlson, and more.
Somebody putting this thing together must be a Saving Country Music reader.
For tickets and more information, visit jackalopejamboree.com
Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, IL – August 4-7
Wow, some really impressive lineups for this thing on select days. But make sure you select the right day, or you might be wondering why you’re suffering through Sam Hunt, or Tim McGraw singing “Truck Yeah.”
On Thursday, August 4th, you have Willie Nelson and Family co-headlining with the Turnpike Troubadours, along with Zach Bryan and Morgan Wade. Now let’s be honest, nobody “co-headlines” with Willie. Willie is Willie. But this does illustrate what people who’ve been trying to score Turnpike tickets for some time now know intimately: the Turnpike Troubadours are headliners, full stop, and can hold the stage right beside anyone.
Sunday, August 7th at Windy City is also an impressive day, though some Turnpike fans will writhe at the mention Miranda Lambert (get over it already). Flatland Cavalry and Mike and the Moonpies are also excellent names to see. Mitchell “Bitches” Tenpenny can kick rocks, but his set will give you an opportunity to piss and get a beer.
Gordy’s Hwy 30 Music Fest – Filer, ID – June 22-25
The Turnpike Troubadours will be the Saturday, June 25th headliners at the festival, which also includes headliners Granger Smith, Aaron Lewis, and Koe Wetzel. Other performers include The Steel Woods, Shane Smith and the Saints, Mike and the Moonpies, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Lainey Wilson, Kolby Cooper, Ella, Pecos and the Rooftops, Sam Riggs, Chris Colston, and more.
In typical Turnpike Troubadours fashion, after the fest announced them as headliners, their website crashed on Monday, but you can find more info an tickets at hwy30musicfest.com.
This story has been updated.