There's No shortage of country this summer

May 23, 1996|By J.D. Considine

What do you do if hanging out at country music festivals becomes addictive? Thank your lucky stars you live in Maryland, that's what.

In addition to this weekend's Chesapeake Country Music Festival, Maryland also plays host to two other major blowouts, the Rocky Gap Country Music Festival and the Tangier Sound Country Music Festival.

Vince Gill is top of the bill for the 6th Annual Tangier Sound Country Music Festival. Held June 22 in Crisfield, the one-day festival will also feature performances by Patty Loveless, Collin Raye, Linda Davis and Greatwater (formerly Chesapeake). Tickets are $31 until June 21; call (410) 481-7328.

Randy Travis, Willie Nelson and Brooks & Dunn are among the big names slated for the three-day Rocky Gap Country Music Festival, which takes place Aug. 2-4 at Rocky Gap State Park in Cumberland. Right now, the lineup has Travis and Stephanie Bentley performing on Friday, Aug. 2; Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, Lisa Brokop, J.D. Crowe and the New South among the performers on Saturday, Aug. 3; and Brooks & Dunn, Aaron Tippin, the Thompson Brothers and more on Sunday, Aug. 4. Advance tickets are $25 for Friday, $30 each for Saturday and Sunday and $75 for the weekend until May 31; $30 for Friday, $35 each for Saturday and Sunday and $90 for the weekend if purchased between June 1 and Aug. 1. Call (410) 481-7328.

There's also the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department Country Fest, which benefits the department. It gets under way on Sunday, July 7, at 12: 30 p.m., and will feature Diamond Rio, Loveless and Rhett Akins, among others. Tickets are $22 for adults, $12 for children; call (410) 481-7328.

Pub Date: 5/23/96

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