Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton And More Slated To Play “Must-See” Festival At The Gorge Amphitheater On July 28-30

NASHVILLE, TN - May 5, 2017 - The sixth-annual Watershed Music And Camping Festival made waves earlier this year, announcing that superstars Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Chris Stapleton would lead this year’s eclectic and unmissable lineup. Recognized as a bucket-list experience, passes sold-out within minutes at on-sale and today the three-day, two-stage festival ramped things up a level revealing their dynamic “Next From Nashville” stage lineup. Adam Craig, Seth Ennis, Ryan Kinder, LANCO, Jackie Lee, Ashley McBryde, Walker McGuire, Midland, Steve Moakler, Muscadine Bloodline, Smithfield, Morgan Wallen, Carter Winter and Drake White & The Big Fire will all hit the festival’s second stage known for offering artists at the forefront of the country music genre.

DeeJay Silver has also been tapped to keep the momentum going after the main stage winds down at “Late Night From Nashville.” Anticipation remains high with Rolling Stone spotlighting Watershed Festival in their Summer Preview, as well as highlighting the festival’s fringe “benefits” as it’s "tough to beat the scenery at the Gorge Amphitheatre, overlooking the Columbia River in Washington State, where this festival is held every year. That experience of natural beauty pairs well with a top-notch performance lineup.” For more information on this year’s festivities visit

An amalgamation of offering a heavy-hitting, eclectic lineup that includes the genre’s hottest emerging acts, as well as an unrivaled setting and awesome backstage vibe have all led to Watershed’s rise to “bucket-list” status in just five short years. The festival’s fans (otherwise known as ‘Shedders) have also been instrumental, embracing the full experience of “Watershed” with homemade campground activities including giant slip n’ slides, monster beer pong competitions, dunk tanks and themed campsites. The remote location also inspires free spirits to enjoy late-night sets from returning fan-favorite DeeJay Silver at the Next From Nashville stage, with more information on artists set to play the festival's second stage to be announced. Fans can enhance this year’s festivities with the introduction of the Watershed VIP Club, offering priority access to enter the festival, amusement rides and the scenic onsite cliffhouse, as well as exclusive entry to the elevated Sunset Deck offering unrivaled views of the stage and surroundings. Campers can also indulge by upgrading camping to The Gorge Oasis, for more information visit here.

Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals was established when Watershed was born at The Gorge, WA in 2012. Building a reputation for selling out in minutes and hosting the genre’s biggest superstar acts, the establishment of three further three-day, two-stage destination festivals shortly followed including Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI, Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, NV and Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL. All unique in their approach, but with the common theme of fan-enjoyment at the forefront of priorities, the sister festivals have built a reputation through the artist community as a must-play festival of the touring year. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), or Live Nation, is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit

Join in the conversation on Twitter @watershedfest, Instagram @watershedfestival, Facebook:

Kristie Sloan / Courtney Johanson

Back to Press releases