SIXES — Country music lovers are in for a special treat early next month on the Oregon Coast — three days of performances from artists such as Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley.
The Cape Blanco Country Music Festival will be held on private land 3 miles east of Cape Blanco Lighthouse in Sixes, about five miles north of Port Orford. The festival runs Aug. 1 through 3.
Cape Blanco’s country music festival is hosted by Bi-Mart and is the coastal cousin of Bi-Mart’s Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville. The Willamette Country Music Festival is Aug. 15 through 17.
Day one of the Cape Blanco festival kicks off with a performance from Mississippi artist Charlie Worsham. Worsham has toured with Taylor Swift and has opened for Miranda Lambert and Wade Bowen. He released his debut album “Rubberband” last year.
West Virginia artist Brad Paisley, winner of 14 CMA awards including three Male Vocalist of the Year awards, will close out the first night. His most recent album, “Wheelhouse,” was released April 2013. He’s working on his 10th studio album, “Moonshine in the Trunk,” which will be released later this year.
Day two of the festival features performances from Canadian artist Lindsay Ell, Oregon native Amy Clawson and Arkansas artist Justin Moore. The day will close with a performance from Eric Church, who just released his fourth album “The Outsiders.”
The final day of the festival will feature performances from the Nashville band The Cadillac Three, California artist Jon Pardi and Chris Young. A performance by Dierks Bentley will close the festival. Bentley has performed at Lollapalooza, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Bonnaroo and the CMA Music Festival.
Adult general admission is $120 for a three-day pass, and it’s $35 for children. Camping is also available for $125 — an admission ticket is required.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://capeblancofestival.com.