'WE Fest' Nears and Will Bring Flocks of Country Fans to Northwest Minnesota
Posted by Matthew Deery on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM By Matthew Deery / July 22, 2013 Comment
WE Fest, the huge three day long country music festival up in Detroit Lakes, MN that has been running for 31 years, kicks off next weekend. Now, if you didn't know, Detroit Lakes isn't necessarily a short skip from the Twin Cities -- it's over three hours to drive up there. Considering that, and the festival's huge crowds totaling in the many thousands, the music and experience of camping with hordes of country fans must be worth the effort to travel so far north. This year's festival features the musical talents of Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, and many more. Those are just the headlining acts, there are 15 other bands to check out at WE Fest. On top of the concerts comes the chance for fans to camp out, drink their adult beverages, mingle, play lawn games, and just have as much fun as country musical festivals can offer. There have been critics of the event who call it a drunk fest, but really, fans can make of the event what they want. While a lot of people do drink in excess, that doesn't mean there aren't those who go to soak in some sun and "good ole country music." website.