Faster Horses fest adds bands
Thursday, May 23, 2013
– The inaugural Faster Horses Festival, coming July 19-21 to Brooklyn, Mich., is adding to its second stage acts including Frankie Ballard, Kelleigh Bannen, The Cadillac Three, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, Will Hoge and Chris Stapleton.
The second stage artists will join previously announced headliners Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan.
Kix Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, David Nail, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Drake White, Greg Bates and Chase Rice also are slated to play.
The full line-up is available online. Many of the second stage acts hail from Michigan.
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