It’s official. Country music is back with a bang. After a yearlong hiatus, outdoor country concerts began creeping back in April and May. While summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20, we’re getting the summer party started now.
Check out our list of 5 Outdoor Country Concerts to Catch in June.
1. Mark Chesnutt: Caesar Ford Park – June 5
Caesar Ford Park in Xenia, Ohio, will host Mark Chesnutt on June 5 during its Summer Fest. You can bring your folding chairs and blankets to Mark’s field party. But odds are you will be out of your seat the entire show as Chesnutt slays his catalog of hits, including “Brother Jukebox,” It Sure Is Monday,” and “It’s a Little Too Late,” among others.
2. Alabama: Mystic Amphitheater – June 5
How many more opportunities will you get to see Alabama in concert? Not many. However, the most-awarded band in the history of country music is coming to the Mystic Amphitheater in Prior Lake, Minnesota, on June 5 as part of their delayed 50th Anniversary Tour. Here’s the great news. You can listen to Alabama try to play all of their No. 1 hits (it’s impossible), then walk over to the casino afterward for some blackjack.
3. Darius Rucker: Stir Concert Cove – June 19
The Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is hosting a trifecta of country concerts in June, including Little Big Town (June 18), Darius Rucker (June 19), and Jon Pardi (June 26). They are all winners. So pick one—or pick all three of them. Do some “Day Drinking” with LBT. Have a Pardi party with Jon. Or enjoy some “Beers and Sunshine” with Darius.
4. Jamey Johnson & Whiskey Myers: Ozarks Amphitheater – June 19
The Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, Missouri, is a badass venue to catch a concert. Of course, Jamey Johnson and Whiskey Myers are equally badass. You can catch Jamey singing “In Color,” “High Cost of Living,” and “The Dollar,” while enjoying a weekend in the heart of the Lake of the Ozarks. Whiskey Myers is the whiskey-soaked cherry on top.
5. Ryan Bingham – Whitewater Amphitheater – June 25, 26, 27
You’ve got three chances to enjoy the hand-living stylings of Ryan Bingham, backed by the gentle serenade of the Guadalupe River. Don’t blow your chance as Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas, hosts Bingham for three nights in June. Afterward, mosey over to Gruene Hall, which is down the street.