Where Mud Meets Music

Everything to know about the 2018 Country Thunder season.


Country Thunder Wisconsin will be one to remember in Twin Lakes this July 19-22, 2018. This year has been noted as having one of the biggest, most popular lineups in Thunder history. Joining country music star Luke Bryan, Country Thunder welcomes Sam Hunt, Toby Keith and Dierks Bentley.

“We are proud to create the ultimate festival experience for our fans each year,” Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO Troy Vollhoffer said. “But it all begins with the headline artists and we are incredibly excited to announce this dream line-up for Country Thunder Wisconsin.”

The Lineup:


Thursday, July 19th

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt has become one of the most rememberable live acts of any musical format. Since the release of Montevallo, Hunt has had seven hit singles, including five number one hit singles. His most recent tour, 15 in a 30, sold out most of his venues and concerts.


Friday, July 20

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley is getting stronger and balanced with each album. His 2016 album, Black, has been noted as one of the best in his music career. His most popular songs include: Somewhere on a Beach, What was I Thinkin’, Drunk on a Plane and 5-1-5-0.


Saturday, July 21

Toby Keith

Toby Keith is on his Cowboy Tour XXV, and will raise country music listeners’ spirits with his incredible live show, featuring many of his 20 number one singles. He will be performing alongside Tyler Farr, his opening act.


Sunday, July 22

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan was the first publicly announced headliner for this season. With his six albums, two dozen hit singles and an endless string of sold-out concert tours, his performance will be one to remember. His tour, “What Makes You Country” features songs including: Out of Nowhere Girl, Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset, Light it Up and Most People Are Good.


The tickets can be purchased online through the official website and price depends on how many days that will be attended. A four-day general admission pass starts at 160 dollars- each day being 75 dollars. The wristband provides access to the vendors and general area, but restrictions apply. Camping is allowed, but must be purchased with a four day pass to the grounds.

Country Thunder is not only known for the music, but the weather occurrence in its name. In recent years, many acts and headline concerts have been either delayed or cancelled due to weather issues. Although some prefer the solid ground and dry weather, others enjoy the rainy weather and muddy ground.

“Last year in Country Thunder during the Keith Urban concert it was on and off raining,” sophomore Teryn Jones said. “It was so much fun during the concert, but it was a struggle driving in the mud after the concert. All in all, there were many memories made that night.”

Overall, Country Thunder is a way to make memories, enjoy country music and a great way to spend a weekend in July.