Kick’n Up Kountry Music Festival rescheduled to 2021

Days after the announcement that Moondance Jammin’ Country has been postponed until 2021, another country music festival will make the same decision.

The Kick’n Up Kountry Festival, previously scheduled for mid-June at Wagon Wheel Ridge in Karlstad, will next be held June 16-19, 2021, with all of the acts previously scheduled to perform agreeing to the 2021 dates.

“We have been working with the government officials and agencies hoping that Kick’n Up Kountry could be part of the healing process of the Corona Crisis, but it just got to be too many questions of when social gatherings will be able to take place, let alone the additional logistics required would be too overwhelming,” said the announcement on their website.

Tickets purchased for the 2020 event will be replaced by the organizers in the coming weeks for the 2021 event.

The lineup will include Dwight Yoakam, Chase Rice, BlackHawk, Matt Stell, Johnny Holm Band, Hairball, Ron Keel Band, Rage N Country, Whiskey Johnson, Kissing Company, Empty Cooler Band, Dan Holt, Kenny Christie, a Dolly Parton Look-a-like Contest, and Sean Wallin with a tribute to Elvis.

“It will be Kick’n Up Kountry’s 18th year and the 10th anniversary at Wagon Wheel Ridge. By combining 2020 and 2021, it is sure to be our biggest and best year ever.”


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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