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Bentley announces Seven Peaks fest

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – Dierks Bentley and Live Nation are launching the Seven Peaks Music Festival in Colorado this Labor Day weekend featuring Miranda Lambert.

The festival will be held over three days with multiple stages and a campground in Buena Vista, Col from Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Bentley will take the stage several times over the course of the weekend. Brothers Osborne, Elle King, LANCO, Del McCoury, Sam Bush and The Cadillac Three were the first announced artists to play, with more to be revealed in the coming weeks. Three-day passes go on-sale beginning April 20 at 10 a.m. Mountain time.

"This is a dream come true for me. It's no secret that I love everything about Colorado...the fans, the venues we've played and of course, the landscape," Bentley said. "We are bringing it all together with this festival. It's our own 'field of dreams,' where we are putting everything we have into it, with no details overlooked, in hopes it is the ultimate festival experience. I personally will be right in there with our fans listening to best musicians, taking advantage of the unlimited outdoor opportunities including hiking, biking and playing in the river and lake...or maybe just sitting with a cold one all day in the Colorado sunshine and under the Rocky Mountain stars."

"Seven Peaks Music Festival is something Dierks and I, along with our teams have been cooking up for a while," said Brian O'Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation. "We wanted to continue to make everything about this project unique in the festival landscape, from the lineup to the setting to what fans will be able to do onsite. As soon as we stepped on the grounds in Buena Vista, we were just blown away, it feels other-worldly out there and I can't wait for more people to get to experience that. The site is absolutely breathtaking, and we feel that we will only add to Colorado's rich history of unreal music settings. A true country music and camping festival, developed in collaboration with Dierks, one of the most respected artists in our community, is far and away the most innovative festival projects ever taken on, and I am honored to be involved in this project!"

Bentley is releasing a new album, "The Mountain," later this year with the single "Woman, Amen" already out.

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