We are progressing toward an actual country music festival on the Wildwood Beach this summer!

The Barefoot Country Music Fest is a four day event, planned for August 19-22. Actually, it's really a three day concert - 20-22, with an extra night before that - Thursday, August 19th, billed as a "Kick-Off Concert."

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Here's the good news: if you already have tickets for the 3 day festival, you will automatically get free tickets to the Kick-Off Concert. If not, purchase your tickets by May 14, and you'll still get the tickets to Thursday night's event.

The Kick-Off Concert is being billed as an event "to thank first responders and to the locals for welcoming BCMF to the community and start off the country music-filled weekend."

Headling Thursday night will be Lee Brice, with LANCO also on the Thursday night schedule. More Thursday night artists will be added soon.

As far as the other three days of music, announced artists include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, The Zac Brown Band, Jon Pardi, Billy Currington, Jimmie Allen and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Also announced are Chris Lane, Lindsay Ell, Ingrid Andress, and Carolyn Miller.

More artists are expected to be announced in the weeks ahead.

Ticket information can be found here.

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