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July 17th, 2020

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 - 


Country music duo LOCASH will headline LakeFest 2020! Creating a sound that fuses modern Country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend, Wheelhouse Records’ LOCASH is the Country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust; natives of Baltimore, Maryland, and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. With two albums and eight charting singles to their credit, LOCASH broke out in 2015 with their gracious GOLD-certified hit, “I Love This Life," followed by the flirtatious GOLD-certified #1 smash, “I Know Somebody” – their first trip to the top of the Country radio airplay charts – and 2017’s fun-loving romantic anthem “Ring on Every Finger.” All three singles were part of their album, THE FIGHTERS, which was released in the summer of 2016 to Top 15 success. In 2017, they earned their first round of awards show recognition, nominated at the ACM Awards for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, the CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year (“I Know Somebody”), and the CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year. The 2019 ACM Duo of the Year nominee released their latest album (and first with their new label BBR Music Group/BMG), Brothers on March 29, 2019 with their lead single, “Feels Like A Party” reaching Top 25. Their current single, “One Big Country Song,” is currently climbing the charts. 

Performer - 

Ashley McBryde

Newly crowned “New Artist of the Year” at the CMA Awards, Ashley McBryde will precede LOCASH on the LakeFest stage. Lauded by The New York Times as “an alluringly flexible singer, fluent in classic country, blues and Southern rock, with a voice that moves easily from tender to tough,” Ashley McBryde’s GRAMMY-nominated Girl Going Nowhere (released March 30, 2018 on Atlantic Records/Warner Nashville) earned the Arkansas native critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Variety and more with The Washington Post raving, "McBryde's blue-collar storytelling and straightforward singing set her apart." The seminal title track on the Jay Joyce-produced LP continues to propel McBryde’s career to great heights with recognition this year by the Academy of Country Music as New Female Artist of the Year, CMT’s Breakthrough Video of the Year and CMA New Artist of the Year. McBryde has appeared as a special guest this year on George Strait’s Strait to Vegas shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and as support to Miranda Lambert on her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour this fall. For tour dates and more information, visit or follow her on Facebook at, Instagram @ashleymcbryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.

Opening Act - 

Erik Dylan

We welcome Atchison county native Erik Dylan back to the LakeFest stage as our opener. Erik Dylan has a story to tell. It is what attracted artists like Kip Moore, Luke Combs, Eric Paslay, Eli Young Band, Justin Moore, Josh Phillips, Brett Cobb, Riley Green and even Hinder to record his songs. It is also what drew peermusic to sign him to a publishing deal in 2017. He writes on Music Row with many of Nashville’s hit makers, but Erik will gladly tell anyone that his happiest moments in songwriting occurred at his hero Guy Clark’s workshop over black coffee. It’s not just his country colleagues that own a room with his sounds. The fifth generation Kansan has shared stages with some of the biggest names in music, from Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Cadillac Three. “If I drive ten hours in one direction to play a show and drive ten hours back that night to get back to my family, those forty-five minutes on stage have to count,” he says. Dylan’s debut album, Heart of a Flatland Boy, included the ballad “Fishing Alone” that was a finalist for Saving Country Music’s Song of the Year. His upcoming album, Baseball on the Moon, was recorded at OmniSound Studios and includes duets with country/rock legend Steve Earle and platinum songwriter/recording artist Luke Combs. The album is expected late spring of 2018. It’s a show you won’t want to miss. Dylan’s songs will be stuck in your head long after the Saturday speaker buzz fades, with words that, come Monday morning, are there through the hard times and heavy lifting.

**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