Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen to join Toby Keith next summer at Iowa music festival
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Country music's biggest stars return to rural Iowa next Memorial Day weekend.
Tree Town Music Festival announced Tuesday that Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Lauren Alaina, Tracy Lawrence and more plan to join previously-announced headliner Toby Keith at the annual show.
Tree Town runs May 23-26 in Forest City, about two hours north of Des Moines. Early bird weekend passes start at $130; ticket prices plan to increase Friday. See the full lineup below.
- Toby Keith
- Jake Owen
- Dierks Bentley
- Lauren Alaina
- Tracy Lawrence
- Trace Adkins
- Lindsay Ell
- High Valley
- Morgan Wallen
- Jimmie Allen
- Brandon Lay
- Little Texas
- Jesse Allen
- Stephanie Quayle
Bentley returns to Iowa following a headlining performance at the Iowa State Fair in 2016. The "Drunk On a Plane" and "Somewhere on a Beach" singer released his latest record, "The Mountain" in 2018.
Owen returns to Iowa following a headlining performance in 2017 at Guthrie's River Ruckus. The "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" singer reached No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart earlier this year with "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)," a song referencing the John Mellencamp classic "Jack and Diane."
Alaina and Adkins plan to appear at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines early next year, where they'll support Blake Shelton.
The Register interviewed Keith last year, who described the best part of his set as a “runaway train” of top hits. He last played Tree Town in 2014.
“There’s a mega part of the show where we get on the big roller coaster, and we start just comin’ four or five or six No. 1 (songs) back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back,” he said. “You’re a runaway train. Watchin’ that emotion kick into the audience … at (that) point in the (show) I’m playin’ the songs that you came to hear. That everybody came to hear.”
Tree Town, entering year six, hosted in previous years some of country music's biggest names: Keith Urban, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and more.
Find more information at treetowntownfestival.com.