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Top Artists Added To Country Summer Entertainment Lineup

Country Summer, Northern California's biggest country music festival, has announced six top artists added to the entertainment lineup. The two-day event, on June 13 and 14 at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif., features 11 nationally recognized country entertainers.

In addition to previously announced headliner Hunter Hayes and Joe Nichols, David Nail, Craig Campbell and Dan + Shay will perform on June 13.

On June 14, Sara Evans, Trick Pony and Dylan Scott have been added to the lineup. Darius Rucker headlines Saturday’s show; Eli Young Band and Dustin Lynch will also perform.

Collectively, Country Summer performers have won an array of Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music and Grammy awards; attained multi-platinum status with their albums; and topped the Billboard country music charts with their singles.

"From country music's hottest sensations to up-and-coming breakout stars, the inaugural Country Summer event is going to be a colossal entertainment happening," Alan Jacoby, executive producer of Impact Entertainment, said. "For two days and two nights, Santa Rosa will be the place to be for phenomenal country music for fans of all ages. Country Summer will be the place to be and the place to be seen."

While Jacoby is exuberant about all of the entertainers performing at Country Summer, he is especially excited about recently reunited Trick Pony. Lead singer and local favorite Heidi Newfield is from Healdsburg, Calif., and Country Summer will be the band's first major re-appearance in the Sonoma County area.

For the Country Summer event, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, will be transformed into a Country Music Mecca on the five-acre Carnival site. Concert performances will be on the Main Stage with a state-of-the-art sound system, plus huge video walls to ensure all fans get a close-up view. There'll also be concessions serving beer, wine, spirits and food, shopping, plus a myriad of activities fans will enjoy.

The Sonoma County Fairgrounds is located in the heart of beautiful Santa Rosa, a popular vacation destination, especially in the summer. Located 55 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is distinguished by wineries and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. The downtown area is filled with charming shops and excellent restaurants.

Country Summer is being produced by Impact Entertainment and Sonoma Media Group, the owner of Froggy 92.9 and other leading radio stations serving Sonoma County.

Daily tickets start from $49 for general admission, $79 for reserved seats. Discount two-day packages are sold out. To purchase tickets visit www.countrysummer.com or call 800.514.3849 to order by phone.

Event sponsors include American AgCredit, Bud Light, Froggy 92.9, Graton Resort & Casino, Kendall-Jackson Winery, Les Schwab Tire Centers and the Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Background information and photos of all Country Summer performers are available at Country Summer Media Resources.