Many acts of support for this weekend’s lineup were also due to arrive in 2020, including Ashley McBryde, Seaforth, Chicks with Hits, Filmore and Drew Parker.
Country Thunder had to cancel its 2020 festival, which was slated for April 2020, due to the pandemic. Initially, it was rescheduled for October 2020, but was postponed to this October due to the health situation in Arizona.
Krochak said the Arizona festival follows the Country Thunder events in Iowa in June, Wisconsin in July and Kissimmee, Fla. In September, all of which sold out.
Country Thunder’s most recent event, a one-day concert in Bristol, Tennessee on October 30, is going to sell out soon, he said.
Krochak attributed the enthusiasm of the fans in large part to the pandemic fatigue.
“At the height of the pandemic we were watching sports without an audience and I think we learned without a shadow of a doubt that the fans are the stars,” he said. “It’s the people who make these events special. I don’t think we’re going to take sports and live events for granted again. “
Country Thunder Arizona began in 1993 as Country Jam before changing its name to Country Thunder in 1996.
Country Thunder won the Academy of Country Music award for Festival of the Year in 2014 for its Wisconsin event and in 2017 for the Florence Festival.