The first wave of artists scheduled to appear at the Garden State Country Music and Foodtruck Festival has been announced.

12 of the 20 artists scheduled to play the two day festival at Atlantic City's Bader Field have been announced - and we hear there will be more announced in the coming months. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st.

Among the acts announced are some well known to Cat Country listeners - plus some new up and coming acts we're sure to hear more from in the future.

The announced acts include The Eli Young Band, Dan + Shay, and Chase Rice. It's worth noting that Dan + Shay opened for Blake Shelton on the Atlantic City Beach a couple years ago.

The other acts which may be new to you are: Ryan Griffin, Ayla Brown, Morgan Myles, Shane Gamble, Jake Arch, The Highway Women, Sara Ann Garrison, Joseph West, and Zephaniah O Hora. Again, organizers say there will be more acts announced in the coming months.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale this Saturday. Ticket  are schedule to rise in price as the event comes closer, so it's most affordable to purchase your tickets early.  You'll find ticket prices and more here.

Organizers are also promoting the fact that there will be 40 food trucks at the site.

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