Fans lit up the night while Dierks Bentley played his No. one song, "Home." "It's a really cool thing to be able to headline the first night of a new festival and help get things kicked off," said Bentley. "The Gorge is such a beautiful location, and the country fans in the Northwest came ready for a party weekend.
I can't wait to play it again!"
Dwight Yoakam performed for an enthusiastic crowd on Friday, Aug. 3 at Watershed Festival. The Seattle Times commented that “the music rocked. Fans were already talking about next year." Other performers throughout the weekend included Blake Shelton, Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Brantley Gilbert,
Tracy Lawrence and many more.
"This is what I pictured when I grew up wanting to be a country star," said Miranda Lambert on stage at Watershed Festival as she performed on Aug. 4.
Live Nation already has plans in motion, with Watershed 2013 scheduled for Aug. 2-4. "I set out to make Watershed an epic festival for the Pacific Northwest and the great country music fans in that region," said Brian O'Connell of Live Nation. "I feel like we are off to an amazing start and I'm blown away by the support from the fans. We designed this festival with the artists in mind too and are fortunate to have had the caliber of performers join us for this first year, and thank them for sharing in our vision. We can't wait for 2013!"