Bentley joins Iowa fest in '15
Monday, August 25, 2014
– Dierks Bentley joined the line-up of the Tree Town Music Festival in 2015, organizers announced Monday of the Iowa festival.
Bentley joins previously-announced headliner Blake Shelton.
The festeival will be in Forest City, Ia. May 21-24, 2015.
Early-bird, 4-day passes are currently on sale for $120 and VIP tickets for $500 until Dec. 2.
The Tree Town Music Festival started off his year over Memorial Day weekend with Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young and Scotty McCreery.
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