Country Fest changes its name – Monroe Times

CADOTT — In a significant move after 37 years, Country Fest is rebranding as Hoofbeat. The popular annual event, known for its world-class festival experience, is getting the new name that organizers say better reflects its essence and future direction.

“We’ve outgrown our humble beginnings,” said festival promoter Wade Asher. “It’s time for a name that fits like a pair of worn-out boots – a new anthem for our fight against the ordinary.”

The renaming to “Hoofbeat” is described as a nod to the festival’s Wisconsin roots, with a fresh perspective for the future. Festival organizers emphasize that despite the name change, the owners and crew will remain the same and continue the legacy of providing a fan-driven experience. The renaming is intended to usher in a new era and combine the festival’s rich history with exciting future prospects.

In conjunction with the rebranding announcement, Hoofbeat revealed that Lainey Wilson will perform on the 2025 roster. Celebrated for her powerful vocals and high-energy performances, Wilson is expected to deliver an unforgettable show that will resonate with longtime attendees and new fans alike.

The 2025 festival is scheduled for June 26-28, with tickets going on sale once the full lineup is announced in the fall, allowing fans to enjoy an even better experience while maintaining the festival’s tradition of affordability.

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