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July 20th, 2018

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.
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 - 

Brett Young

Named as the only Country act on Shazam’s “Emerging Artists of 2017,” Brett Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. “Destined for mass appeal”(Rolling Stone Country), the CMA New Artist of the Year nominee released his self-titled, GOLD-certified debut album on BMLG Records earlier this year.

The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Steven Tyler) and features 11 of the 12 tracks co-written by Brett, including his current fast-rising single “Like I Loved You” and the No. 1 PLATINUM -certified debut “Sleep Without You.” The follow-up single, a Billboard and Mediabase No. 1 hit “In Case You Didn’t Know,” solidified Brett as the first Country artist to hit the 2X PLATINUM-certification sales mark with a song released in 2017.

Performer - Maddie & Tae

Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye never intended to hit a nerve when they sat down on St. Patrick’s Day and wrote “Girl In A Country Song.” Merely expressing their own reaction to the reductive tilt of today’s BroCountry, the pair and co-writer Aaron Schwerz shamelessly skewered its Xeroxed stereotypes; “ Girl” was as much a lark as it was ever “meaningful social commentary.” Yet the response was so instant and intense, there was no denying it. NPR’s  “All Things Considered” cited Maddie & Tae for “turning heads in different ways with their very first single. Rolling Stone cited them as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know” and David Letterman couldn’t get the plucky duo to New York fast enough. Even elevated cultural think-tank The Atlantic marveled, “Cheekily appropriating much of the sound of modern country, the two young women directly quote well-known bro-country lyrics and titles...

Sometimes, it’s the freshest faces and brightest sounds that pull us in. For Maddie & Tae, who embrace real country, it’s that merge of what’s right now and what they love that sets them apart/captures our imaginations in the best possible way.

Opening Act - A Thousand Horses

Drive across the rural South with the Window down and the radio on. Hit scan and listen as muscular country, drawing rock, high gospel harmony, low-country blue and old school soul meld together into something special and distinct.

That’s the sound of A Thousand Horses and the exciting new band’s debut, Southernality. The 13-track Dave Cobb-produced album has already given the republic Nashville group their first major hit, with No. 1 single “Smoke.” Fans have responded to the unique hypnotic song in a way that shows the band’s all-genre mix of classic influences remains in the DNA of young music fans in the digital age.

Southernality – a blend of the words Southern and personality – rolls by in an easy gallop. It’s a night drive with the top down, a bucket of beers at a waterslide roadhouse, a walk arm in arm next to moonlit breakers. “Smoke,” set a record for the highest debut by a new act when it opened at No. 28 on the Country Aircheck radio chart.

**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.

Past Lakefest Performers

Big & Rich

Big & Rich

2017 LakeFest Headliner


Tyler Farr

Tyler Farr

2016 LakeFest Headliner


RaeLynn

RaeLynn

2016 LakeFest Performer


Frankie Ballard

Frankie Ballard

2016 LakeFest Performer


Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin

2015 Lakefest Performer


Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope

2015 LakeFest Performer


Randy Houser

Randy Houser

2014 LakeFest Headliner


Jarrod Niemann

Jarrod Niemann

2012 LakeFest Performer


Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

2008 LakeFest Headliner


Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

2002 LakeFest Headliner


Chris Young

Chris Young

2012 LakeFest Headliner


Eli Young Band

The Eli Young Band

2015 LakeFest Headliners


Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery

2014 LakeFest Performer


Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

2008 LakeFest Headliner


Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett

2014 LakeFest Performer


Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

2002 LakeFest Performer


LakeFest Photo Gallery