Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson & Keith Urban Set To Headline 2023 Watershed Fest

Watershed Fest will take place Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6 in George, WA at Gorge Amphitheatre.


Ally Roden


Posted on March 5, 2023

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Luke Bryan; Photo by ABC, Connie Chornuk , Cody Johnson; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images, Keith Urban; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Fans can get excited about the eleventh-annual Watershed Music and Camping Festival as country megastars Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson and Keith Urban were recently announced as the festival’s headliners!

The three-day, two-stage event will kick off on Friday, Aug. 4 and will run through Sunday, Aug. 6, set in George, WA’s scenic Gorge Amphitheatre.

Wade Bowen, Travis Denning, Ernest, Kameron Marlowe, Parker McCollum, Niko Moon, Kylie Morgan, Carly Pearce, Conner Smith, Tenille Townes, Lainey Wilson, DJ Rod Youree and Warren Zeiders will also take the festival’s main stage during the summer event.

Next From Nashville Stage

“Next From Nashville,” the stacked second stage that showcases trending newcomers, will give self-proclaimed “Shedders” a glimpse of the country music scene’s most promising new acts, featuring Avery Anna, Chayce Beckham, George Birge, Ben Burgess, Ben Chapman, Madeline Edwards, Carter Faith, Ella Langley, Alexander Ludwig, Landon Parker, Pillbox Patti, MacKenzie Porter, Peytan Porter, Aaron Raitiere and Lauren Watkins. 

Some of the artists taking the stage during the festival took to the Instagram comments of Watershed’s lineup announcement post to share their excitement for the highly-anticipated event, with George Birge writing “Comin in hot 🔥,” Lainey Wilson commenting, “Let’s go!” and Chayce Beckham adding “Can’t Wait!!”

“Shedders” will join equally-excited artists for yet another year of the festival’s eclectic lineup that boasts some of country music’s biggest stars and hottest risers. As one of the most vied for summer events, passes for the unique experience often sell out within minutes.

“Watershed, to me, is all about the annual anticipation of a great weekend with 26,000 friends, in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth,” said Brian O’Connell, president of Live Nation Country Touring, in a previous release. “I feel like it is a privilege to not only get to go, but to share it with so many ‘Shedders that have been there since day one. These artists, that setting, and the ‘Shedders make Watershed more than just a festival, it’s a true rite of passage for country music fans …”

Last year’s festival marked the 10th anniversary of the summer event and featured headliners Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen, in addition to performances from Lauren Alaina, Tenille Arts, Callista Clark, Jessie James Decker, Jordan Davis, Caylee Hammack, LOCASH, Jake Owen, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Jameson Rodgers, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Tenille Townes, Hailey Whitters and DeeJay Silver.

Watershed Music and Camping Festival is part of a premiere family of country music festivals across the country, including Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI, Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale. FL, TidalWave Festival in Atlantic City Beach, NJ and Seven Peaks Music Festival.

To learn more about Watershed and to purchase tickets, visit

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