Who is Performing At Watershed 2024?

This lineup is stacked.


Madeleine O’Connell

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February 28, 2024


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Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The Watershed Festival is returning to George, Washington this summer with a star-powered lineup of performers that fans will not want to miss. 

When Is Watershed 2024?

Taking place from Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4 the three-day, two-stage festival will welcome headliners Old Dominion, Luke Bryan and HARDY to the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre.

Other artists fans can expect to see on the main stage in 2024 include Maddie & Tae, The Cadillac Three, Terri Clark, Ashland Craft, Riley Green, Brian Kelley, Pecos & The Rooftops, Dee Jay Silver, Josh Ross, Dylan Scott, Cole Swindell, Zach Top and Koe Wetzel.

Next From Nashville Stage To Showcase Country’s Newest Rising Stars

Watershed has also announced the return of the “Next From Nashville” stage. For its 12th year, this second stage will feature a stacked array of country music’s most exciting new acts who are eager to put their music on display for festival goers. 

The talented up-and-comers who have been tapped to introduce their talents on the “Next from Nashville” stage include Kassi Ashton, Graham Barham, Sadie Bass, Annie Bosko, Aidan Canfield, Jade Eagleson, Mae Estes, Zandi Holup, Greylan James, Meg McRee, Madeline Merlo, Meghan Patrick, Matt Schuster, Austin Williams and Jake Worthington. 

Country Stars Amit They’re Ready And Excited

Several of the artists included in the 2024 festival lineup have taken to social media to express their enthusiasm for the upcoming event. 

Old Dominion shared that they “can’t wait. See y’all 8/2 🌅”

“SO READY to be back!!! My favorite,” wrote Ashland Craft. 

“GONNA BE A TIME 🙌🔥” added Josh Ross. 

Watershed has become a staple in George, WA for fans which the festival has dubbed Shedders. The annual long weekend gives attendees the chance to celebrate the end of summer with some of their favorite artists while also experiencing the outstanding views and scenery that surround the grounds. Along with the music, they can also take part in a slew of other activities in between sets as vendors will offer a variety of experiences from prizes and giveaways to charging stations and even ways to elevate one’s festival look. 

The festival also offers attendees the option to obtain camping passes, allowing them to be close to the action at all times. Those looking to partake in the camping experience can check out all the details HERE.

Luke Bryan; Photo by Eder Acevedo
Luke Bryan; Photo by Eder Acevedo

Luke Bryan To Return After Canceling His Appearance In 2023

Luke Bryan was expected to make a headline appearance at last year’s Watershed festival, however, he was forced to cancel as he was battling an illness at the time and admitted he could “hardly even talk.” 

“This is such a frustrating weekend. ‘Shedders, I am sorry to let you down but I am not back singing – can hardly even talk still,” Bryan shared. “This festival is one of the most beautiful places we perform and one of the most fun crowds always.” 

“I know my friends on the show will bring a great time for you! Show them all what you got. Love ya, Luke!” Bryan’s statement concluded.

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Luckily, Lainey Wilson was ready and willing to step in as his replacement. This was an exciting milestone for the “Wildflowers and Wild Horses” singer as it marked her first headlining slot ever at Watershed.

Wilson closed out the three-day event on Sunday, August 6, when she unleashed her signature Bell Bottom Country flare in front of approximately 22,000 fans. She also made sure fans got their Luke Bryan fill by performing several of his fan-favorites including “Drink a Beer,” “Drunk on You,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” and “Country Girl.”

Due to the outstanding lineup and surplus of country music lovers hoping to make their way to George, WA this summer, the event is expected to sell out quickly. Passes for the 2024 Watershed Festival are currently still available at WatershedFest.com.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.