Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban To Headline Watershed Festival 2020
The Watershed Music and Camping Festival is making its return for the ninth consecutive year in 2020 with headliners Dierks…
Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
The Watershed Music and Camping Festival is making its return for the ninth consecutive year in 2020 with headliners Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban.
Taking place July 31-Aug. 2 at the picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, the three-day, two-stage event is an absolutely must-see for any country music fan. In addition to the headliners, the main stage lineup includes Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington, Travis Denning, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Gone West Ft. Colbie Caillat, HARDY, Randy Houser, and Jon Pardi.
“Watershed, to me, is all about the annual anticipation of a great weekend with 26,000 friends, in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “I feel like it is a privilege to not only get to go, but to share it with so many ‘Shedders that have been there since day one. These artists, that setting, and the ‘Shedders make Watershed more than just a festival, it’s a true rite of passage for country music fans, and I am so proud to host this event every year. Here is to year nine being the best Watershed Festival yet!”
New in 2020, the festival will offer fans VIP options to upgrade their passes to include reserved VIP seating and access to a more spacious Sunset Deck for viewing options. Hotel packages, in partnership with Cave B Inn & Spa Resort, will also be available.
Passes go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at 10am PT at WatershedFest.com.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.