As we close the books on 2017, it's time to look ahead to 2018 and all that we have on our docket. One favorite event we're involved in is the Windy City Country Lake Shake Festival up in Chicago come June. We've been sending Michael up there the past two years to give us updates from the crowd as the weekend long festival rages, and he's had a lot of fun. Sam and I are probably going to tie him to a chair that weekend and steal his press passes for ourselves. Especially with the JUST announced line-up. Check this out.

Friday, June 22nd-

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Blake Shelton
Lee Brice
Tracy Lawrence
LOCASH
RaeLynn
Runaway June

Saturday, June 23rd -

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Dierks Bentley
Billy Currington
Jackie Lee
Jillian Jacqueline

Sunday, June 24th -

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Florida Georgia Line
Cole Swindell
Chris Lane
Dylan Scott
Russell Dickerson

The release we received hinted that many more were to be announced, and we're thinking it will be who's hitting the Next From Nashville stage, which features a lot of great up-and-coming artists. Passes go on sale at Lake Shake's website starting at 10am on Friday, December 8th. OMG! THAT'S NEXT WEEK!

We'll keep you updated when new artists are added to the line-up, and when we get passes to give you (or keep for ourselves because we're devious like that... but really we'll give them to you).