Living in Rockford this summer we will be at the epicenter of all the major country music tours and festivals in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and everywhere in between.

Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Blake Shelton Coming Close to Rockford

If you've not been paying attention, there have been several major country artists who have announced that they will be performing close to the Stateline area in 2024.

On June 15, Kenny Chesney will bring his stadium tour to Soldier Field with special guests Old Dominion. A little over a month later The King will be in town. George Strait, along with guests Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town perform at Soldier Field on July 20.

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Jason Kempin, Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

It's going to be quite the party in Wrigleyville this August when Luke Bryan comes to the Northside. Luke will be playing at Wrigley Field on August 25 along with Illinois-own Bailey Zimmerman, Tracy Lawrence, and former American Idol winner Chayce Beckham. 


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A new country music festival is happening for the first time this Summer in Wisconsin, and it will feature some of the most iconic names in music.

Neon Nights Music Festival is Coming to Elkhorn, Wisconsin

The inaugural year of the Neon Lights Music Festival will open on Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3, and the lineup of performers is legendary.

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Less than an hour's drive from Rockford, here are the 8 country music legends that are scheduled to perform at Neon Nights in Elkhorn:


Trace Adkins

John Michael Montgomery

Mark Wills, Aaron Tippin, Eddie Montgomery, Collin Raye, and Sammy Kershaw are also on the Neon Nights Music Festival lineup.

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