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Dierks Bentley, Drake White, and Smash Mouth Take On DenimFest 2023

Forest City, Iowa – the 2023 DenimFest is kicking off on May 26-27-28, 2023. Break out your denim and get those boots on and get ready to enjoy some wholesome country music. This event showcases the best Midwestern hospitality and some of the biggest names in the music industry like Dierks Bentley, Drake White, Smash Mouth, and more. This is a must-see event for anyone who loves good country music. Don’t wait, purchase your tickets today!

Credit: Dierks Bentley Facebook – Drake White Facebook – Smash Mouth Facebook (photo by Cindy Hayes)

Dierks Bentley

Top country artist, Dierks Bentley will be taking the stage on Saturday, May 27. Dierks Bentley’s 2003 debut single, “What Was I Thinkin’,” skyrocketed to the top of the charts launching an outstanding career. Dierks has remained in the Top Ten year after year with his one-of-a-kind musical style. His singles, “Lot a Leavin’ Left to Do”, “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)”, and “Drunk on a Plane” resonated with listeners and ignited his singles to the top of the charts. Dierks Bentley recently released his latest album this year, Gravel & Gold, and it’s already taking to the charts. Be sure to catch Dierks Bentley at the DenimFest 2023. 

Credit: Dierks Bentley
Credit: Dierks Bentley

Drake White

Get ready for country singer and songwriter, Drake White at DenimFest 2023. Drake’s got a unique, one-of-a-kind music style – a mix of country, blues, funk, rock and roll, and reggae. His stage presence is electric, you’ll be leaving your worries away in exchange for a good time. Drake White’s debut single, “Simple Life” was released in 2013. Drake’s two singles, “It Feels Good” and “Livin’ the Dream” were released in 2015 – later in 2016 the two singles were included in his debut album, Spark. The album Spark debuted at number four on the Top Country Albums chart. 

Credit: Drake White
Credit: Drake White

Smash Mouth

The legendary 90’s band, Smash Mouth is making a comeback and hitting the DeminFest stage! Smash Mouth’s first single, “Walkin’ On The Sun” was a hit in 1997 then followed their blockbuster hit, “All Star” in 1999. “All Star” took the charts to number one in a matter of a few months and was featured in the popular film, SHREK. Smash Mouth has remained a feel-good band that’ll leave you with a smile. Be sure to tune into their concert at DenimFest! 

Credit: Smash Mouth
Credit: Smash Mouth

Artist Lineup

Friday, May 26

  • Big & Rich
  • Smash Mouth
  • McBride & The Ride
  • Hannah Dasher
  • Love and Theft
  • Military

Saturday, May 27

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Joe Denim ft.  Hillbilly Soap Opera
  • Austin Snell
  • Military

Sunday, May 28

  • Jelly Roll
  • Leah Turner
  • Dillon Carmichael
  • Drake White
  • Military
  • Hillbilly Joel

Not only will there be a couple of days of great music but you’ll have the opportunity to camp on the festival grounds! There’s nothing better than a weekend of kicking back camping with friends and family mixed in with good ole country music. There are tent and RV camping sites available to purchase. All RV camping spots include a hook-up! It doesn’t get better than that. Camping spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you’d prefer a particular spot or need special accessibility accommodations they can be arranged on a first-come, first-serve basis once you’ve purchased your bundle. Please call 800-514-3849 in advance of your arrival to make arrangements. Don’t wait purchase your tickets today! 

All Camping Packages Include

  • Festival Passes and Parking
  • Daily access to the Stilery Daystage from 12:00 pm (Noon) – 4:00 pm and DJ’s 12:00 am (midnight) – 2:00 am
  • Access to campground FREE showers
  • Daily trash receptacle pickup
  • All RV sites include electric hook-ups

Of course, no festival would be complete without great food and drink, and DenimFest doesn’t disappoint. From classic barbecue and Southern cuisine to craft beers and cocktails, there’s something to satisfy your appetite and quench your thirst at the festival.

If you’re a fan of country music, or simply looking for a fun and memorable festival experience, you won’t want to miss the 2023 DenimFest in Forest City, Iowa. Get your tickets now and start planning your trip to this one-of-a-kind celebration of all things country!

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