Top NY Country Music Festivals and Concerts in 2023

From the days of Woodstock people have congregated and continue to love the music festival experience. And country music fans are no exception. So, if you are a festival goer and looking for the best country music festivals in New York and surrounding areas, you are in the right place. This post has all the info on where to find NY country music festivals to attend this year.

There are a lot of country festivals in North America, although only a few in New York state. With that being said, a couple newer festivals have popped up in the past few years. So there are more festival options than before. And for all you country fans, I also included concert tours in NY for many of country music’s biggest stars. So grab your cowboy hat and boots and get ready for some live music and lots of fun!

NY Country Music Festivals in 2023

1. Taste of Country Music Festival 

Where: Hunter Mountain, NY

At the time of this publication, no information was available and it appears to be permanently closed.

2. Concert in the Catskills

When: June 24, 2023

Where: Historic Catskill Point, Catskill, NY 

Enjoy an evening of music overlooking the Hudson River. Country music is back in Greene county with three artists including headliner Michael Ray. Tickets start at $35 and VIP package for $75. Doors open 6pm and concert starts at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale March 24th. 

3. Outlaw Music Festival (2 Nights, 2 Locations)

When: July 29, 2023

Where: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY 

When: July 30, 2023

Where: Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien, NY 

The Outlaw Music Festival has over 25 concerts all over the United States with two dates scheduled in New York. This festival is a celebration of Willie Nelson’s life with country music and other artists. Your favorite artists performing in New York include Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gov’t Mule, Kathleen Edwards and Particle Kid. Tickets start at $54 and the festival features village vendors, local food, drinks and shopping. 

4. Buffalo’s Country Music Festival 

When: August 4 & 5, 2023

Where: Backlot Entertainment Venue, Akron, NY

This is the 2nd annual Buffalo Country Music Festival. The festival features 2 nights of music with Zac Brown Tribute Band on Friday night and Rodney Atkins on Saturday night. Tickets start at $20 and $40 depending on the show. Parking is FREE with food trucks and other vendors on site. 

5. Catbird Music Festival

When: August 19 & 20, 2023

Where: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY 

While not exactly a country music festival, it does have plans to include country music artists in the future. Catbird festival will be held on the same grounds as the famous Woodstock Music & Art Festival. This years line up include the Lumineers, Tyler Childers, War on Drugs, Band of Horses and many others. Tickets are on sale now at the lowest price, so get yours before the price goes up.

This brand new festival is one you’ll want to add to your music camping bucket list. As the festival promotion company runs other big name events like Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. Car camping, RV camping and glamping options will be available at the festival, located in the heart of the Sullivan Catskills. 

So if you like music and camping, be sure to check out these other camping music festivals around the United States. 

6. Finger Lakes Country Music Festival 

When: September 23, 2023

Where: Wayne County Fairgrounds, NY

This is also the 2nd annual Finger Lakes Country Music Festival at Wayne County Fairgrounds. This years festivals line up includes Claudia Hoyser, Conner Smith and Riley Green. Tickets start at $49. Doors open at 4:30pm however the exact times of the festival are TBD. 

7. Trail Blazer

When: October 6 – 8, 2023

Where: Hunter Mountain, NY

There is limited information on this festival at this time. It appears to be held at the same location as Taste of Country. Will update as information becomes available. 

Country Music Concerts in NY 

And for a list of upcoming country music concerts in New York, see below:

Blake Shelton

When: March 25, 2023

Where: Key Bank Center, Buffalo

Brooks & Dunn 

When: May 13th 

Where: Key Bank Center, Buffalo, NY

Tim McGraw

When: Sunday, July 2nd

Where: Turning Stone Resort & Casino – Verona

Chris Stapleton

When: Thursday, July 6th

Where: Bethel Woods-Bethel, NY

Shania Twain 

When: Saturday, July 8th

Where: St. Joe’s Amphitheater – Syracuse

Jason Aldean

When: July 14, 2023

Where: Bethel Woods-Bethel, NY

Dierks Bentley

When: Friday, July 28th

Where: Bethel Woods-Bethel, NY

Darius Rucker 

When: August 5th

Where: Catholic Health Amphitheater at Bald Hill, Farmingville, NY

Lainey Wilson

When: Wednesday, August 23rd

Where: Great New York State Fair – Syracuse

Eric Church

When: Thursday, August 24th

Where: SPAC

Carrie Underwood

When: Friday, September 15th

Where: Turning Stone Casino

Other Big Name Country Music Festivals outside of NY

  • Stagecoach Festival offers a variety of music including country, located in Indio, CA
  • Watershed Country Music Festival the largest country music festival in Washington State
  • CMA Music Festival is the ultimate country music festival located in Nashville
  • Tortuga Music Festival is the largest festival featuring country, rock and roots in Ft Lauderdale FL
  • Barefoot Country Music Festival is a combination of country music and scenic wildwood’s backdrop in Wildwood, NJ

As you can see, there are a handful of options for NY country music festivals and even more options for concerts.

So, I hope you find this information helpful on finding some country music festivals and concerts in New York.

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