Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, & Keith Urban To Headline Watershed Festival 2023

The three-day, two-stage festival will take place Aug. 4th through Aug. 6th.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 1, 2023


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Luke Bryan; Photo by ABC, Connie Chornuk , Cody Johnson; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images, Keith Urban; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The countdown to festival season is on and Watershed Music and Camping Festival in George, Washington is one country music fans do not want to miss. 

Taking place on Friday, Aug. 4th through Sunday, Aug. 6th, the three-day, two-stage festival will feature headliners Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, and Keith Urban. 

Other artists set to take to the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre main stage include Wade Bowen, Travis Denning, Ernest, Kameron Marlowe, Parker McCollum, Niko Moon, Kylie Morgan, Carly Pearce, Conner Smith, Tenille Townes, Lainey Wilson, DJ Rod Youree, and Warren Zeiders.

Additionally, festival attendees will be introduced to a slew of rising country music stars from Music City with performances on the “Next from Nashville” stage. 

This year’s “Next from Nashville” stage performers include Avery Anna, Chayce Beckham, George Birge, Ben Burgess, Ben Chapman, Madeline Edwards, Carter Faith, Ella Langley, Alexander Ludwig, Landon Parker, Pillbox Patti, MacKenzie Porter, Peytan Porter, Aaron Raitiere and Lauren Watkins. 

Following the announcement, several artists took to social media to share their excitement over the chance to play the iconic festival.

“Let’s go!!!! Can’t wait y’all,” Lainey Wilson commented, while Peytan Porter excitedly shared, “MOM I’M PLAYING THE GORGE!”

Fans looking to score tickets to Watershed Music and Camping Festival will have access to the public on-sale beginning Friday, Feb. 3rd at 10 am PT at  

Watershed is known for its stunning views and scenery and unmatched lineup. This summer event is expected to sell out quickly. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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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 and her work being featured on 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.