It’s the biggest Country Music Fest. in the Midwest is taking place starting in two weeks from today in Manhattan!
Wayne Rouse is General Manager of the Country Stampede, and says they are hard at work getting things ready for country music fans from across the United States.
“Setting up tents and ticket booths. Working on the stage. Just getting a lot of the logistical things set, just getting ready for a good time.”
And the good time officially gets underway June 27th at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, with ‘No Justice’…’The Cadillac Black’…’Thomas Rhett’…and Little Big Town’ opening the event. Other acts throughout the weekend include Trace Adkins, Scotty McCreary, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert.
But as the event gets closer, remember if you’re headed out, keep your Country Stampede water bottles filled! That advice from Country Stampede Operations Manager Adrienne Hayes when it comes to having a great time at the annual country music festival.
She says the biggest share of people who seek medical attention at the EMT or First Aid Stations every year need assistance for heat-related issues.
“A lot of it’s going to be weather related. Dehydration, small bumps and bruises and things like that. They can handle most anything out on site. For more serious medical needs, they do have the ability to transport in town to Mercy Regional Health Center, but most of what takes place is like sunburns, dehydration, small minor things like that.”
Hayes says there are First Aid Stations located in both the camping area and on the main Stampede grounds for people who do need minor medical assistance during the event.
Overall, the best advice is to put on the sunscreen, and drink LOTS of water!