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July 19th, 2019

LakeFest is the kick-off for the annual Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison. The festival celebrates the life and spirit of the famous aviatrix, who grew up in Atchison before embarking on the flying career that carried her to worldwide fame. The festival includes a downtown fair, education and research events, children’s events, the Pioneering Achievement Award presentation and much more, including a fireworks show on the banks of the Missouri River considered to be the best in the Midwest. The event draws tens of thousands of visitors each July.

The annual concert is held in the park surrounding Warnock Lake, 17862 274th Road, which is three miles southwest of Atchison. The gates open at 4 pm, when food concessions will also open. The National Anthem will be performed at 7 pm.
$25 gift certificates redeemable for Lakefest tickets are available for purchase at the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce now. Advance ticket price is $25 per ticket. Tickets on the day of the concert will be $35. (Children 10 and under are free with an adult). Tickets are available for purchase at the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce until 5PM, then at the gate for $35 CASH ONLY. After 3 pm, will call tickets will be available at the Concert Gate at Warnock Lake.
(**The ticket is good only for this particular event and no part of the purchase price will be refunded by reason of the failure of the holder to use it for this concert).
Food vendors and concessions are available on the grounds. Guests will not be allowed to bring coolers or beverages.

Headliner - 

Kip Moore

Kip Moore’s current Top 20 single “Last Shot” is the second taken from his revered third studio album SLOWHEART and follows his fourth No. One hit “More Girls Like You.” “SLOWHEART,” garnered instant praise from critics as Moore’s “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR,) as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show, Taste Of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, PopMatters and Whiskey Riff.

SLOWHEART follows the acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album WILD ONES heralded as “an impressively singular release from Music Row” by The Guardian and his PLATINUM debut album UP ALL NIGHT that spawned three No. One hit singles, including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck. For more information, visit

Performer - 

Devin Dawson

Breakout artist Devin Dawson will fill the middle spot on this year’s program. His outstanding debut album Dark Horse exploded out of the gate this year arriving Top 3 and Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Music Charts. Dawson was recently presented with Music Row’s “Breakthrough Artist-Writer” award having already been honored with multiple nominations this year including ACM’s “New Male Artist” award, CMT Music’s “Breakthrough Video of the Year” Award and Radio Disney Music’s “Best New Country Artist” among others.

Opening Act - 

Kylie Morgan

Nashville based singer/songwriter Kylie Morgan will open the annual summer concert on July 19, 2019. At age 16, Morgan landed a spot on E! Television reality show “Opening Act” and was named “Who New To Watch” by the Country Music Association. She is currently working on her first release due this year.

**Should the concert, or any events involved, be cancelled for reasons or developments beyond the control of the LakeFest committee, there will be no refunds or exchanges. Use of video recording, reproduction, camcorders or live taping of concert performances is prohibited. Illegal sale of tickets or scalping is prohibited. The ticket is good only for this particular event and no part of the purchase price will be refunded by reason of the failure of the holder to use it for this concert.

Handicap Accessibility: Parking will be provided in 2 places at Warnock Lake. Enter through normal gates and purchase or turn in tickets. Drive around the lake and show your handicap sticker or license plate to the parking staff. You have 2 choices: you may park in a specially designated parking lot at the top of the viewing area, or at the bottom of the hill closer to the stage. People with special needs, but no handicap sticker can also park in the top lot. Wheelchair access only guests will park in the lower area in a specially designated asphalt lot. 

No coolers, food, or beverages (including water) can be carried into the concert area. NO RE-ENTRY is allowed. 

Past Lakefest Performers

Big & Rich

2017 LakeFest Headliner

Tyler Farr

2016 LakeFest Headliner


2016 LakeFest Performer

Frankie Ballard

2016 LakeFest Performer

Easton Corbin

2015 Lakefest Performer

Cassadee Pope

2015 LakeFest Performer

Randy Houser

2014 LakeFest Headliner

Jarrod Niemann

2012 LakeFest Performer

Blake Shelton

2008 LakeFest Headliner

Brad Paisley

2002 LakeFest Headliner

Chris Young

2012 LakeFest Headliner

The Eli Young Band

2015 LakeFest Headliners

Danielle Bradbery

2014 LakeFest Performer

Miranda Lambert

2008 LakeFest Headliner

Thomas Rhett

2014 LakeFest Performer

Rascal Flatts

2002 LakeFest Performer

LakeFest Photo Gallery