Loud And Live, a leading global entertainment, marketing and live events company based in Miami, has teamed up with its South Florida-focused live events division, EngageLive! announced today that the inaugural Country Bay Music Festival will take place November 11-12, 2023 at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium, just minutes from downtown Miami on Key Biscayne.
Headlining the festival’s outstanding lineup are longtime country music chart-toppers Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Chris Young and Lee Brice, who have combined for 56 No.1 country singles and numerous GRAMMY® nominations and country music awards. Also headlining is recent CMA Award winner for Best New Artist and Female Vocalist Lainey Wilson, the Louisiana-based singer-songwriter who hit #1 in 2020 with Things A Man Oughta Know. Wilson recently received six nominations to lead everyone else at the upcoming CMT Music Awards.
For his part, Thomas Rhett, a chart-topping machine with 18 classic country No. 1s, including his latest smash hit “Half Of Me,” can’t wait for the festivities to begin. “I’m excited to announce that I’ll be performing at the first-ever Country Bay Music Festival this November alongside some of your favorite country music artists,” says Rhett.
“We are excited to announce the launch of this premier country music festival in Miami, bringing together the best of country music against the vibrant and energetic backdrop of this magical city. Our goal is to create an unforgettable experience for both music fans and our sponsor partners, and ultimately make Miami the destination for country music fans from around the world,” said Nelson Albaredo, CEO of Loud And Live.
The Country Bay Music Festival promises to be the premier country event of the year. With an unforgettable weekend in one of the world’s sexiest cities, the festival will showcase the best in country music with performances from some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as up-and-coming artists making waves on the country music scene.
Sam Hunt, known for blending country with pop and R&B, has nine No. 1s, including Body Like A Back Road and 23. Chris Young, who is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, has reached the top of the country hit- advised 11 times. . Eight of Lee Bryce’s 18 singles reached number one in the charts, including A Woman Like You and Hard To Love.
Lainey Wilson, who has joined the cast of hit series Yellowstone, can’t wait to bring her chart-topping hits to the festival. “It’s official! I will see you in sunny Miami at the Country Bay Music Festival in November,” says Wilson. “We’ll be right on the water, so bring your boots, hats and boats,” she added.
“With an incredible lineup of country music’s top acts and a picturesque waterfront venue that has a long history of hosting iconic country music shows, including Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Rogers, among others, we’re sure the Country Bay Music Festival will be a must-attend event. event for years to come,” said Tony Albella, CEO of EngageLive!.
Fan favorites Randy Houser, Chris Lane, LOCASH and veteran country rocker Elle King round out the festival’s lineup of cutting-edge country acts. They’re joined by a host of new talent, including Restless Road, Blanco Brown, Josh Ross, Hailey Whitters and David J. The festival will also feature Miami up-and-comers, country-Latin duo Kat & Alex and Neon Union.
The two-day festival will not only host one of the largest country music events in Miami, but will also offer a variety of activities, including “The Saloon Experience,” a 360-degree country bar featuring Texas bars. a large selection of craft beer, whiskey, bourbon and tequila. Fans will also be able to enjoy other festival experiences, including sponsored activations, games, culinary delights, photo booth opportunities, line dancing, a mechanical bull and a ride on the giant Ferris wheel. In true Miami fashion, the Country Bay Music Festival offers fans the opportunity to attend the event by boat or yacht with a mooring pass.
Tickets for the Country Bay Music Festival go on sale Tuesday, March 14th at 10:00 AM EST and are expected to sell out quickly. For more information on the Country Bay Music Festival, including the full lineup and ticket information, visit countrybaymusicfestival.com. Tickets are now available.
Country Bay Music Festival brings the hottest country artists to Miami