Dierks Bentley's dreams are coming true. This morning, Bentley announced the Seven Peaks Music Festival, his very own festival in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Anticipation has been high this week, ever since Live Nation teased the festival with a video of Bentley taking a dip in a stream on Tuesday. After submerging in the water, Bentley says, “I feel like this could be the spot, y'all." With that, excitement started building.
The festival, which will take place on Labor Day weekend (August 31 - September 2), is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience for the country music community. Headliners currently include Bentley himself, along with Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, Elle King, LANCO, Sam Bush, The Cadillac Three, Del McCoury Band, and many others to be announced.
The festival is perfectly in-line with Bentley's upcoming album, The Mountain, which is centered around the essence of the festival: being in nature. Bentley explains to Billboard, “I want people to be in awe of the scenery as much as they are of the audio and the music. I just kinda wanted to make an album that connected back to where I'm from. I wasn't sure if that was a sonic thing or a lyrical thing or an idea, and I got here, and I was like, 'Wow … I can't take this vibe back to Nashville. These mountains, these vistas, these views: No one could understand this in Nashville."
As for the festival? Expect to see Bentley the entire time. Bentley will perform each day on his own, but plans to take the stage and collaborate with others as well. When not performing, Bentley will be living the festival life as much as everyone else: “I don't plan on sleeping. I plan on either being on stage or in the campground, high-fiving people, handing out free beers… Anything I'm involved with, I'm involved for a reason. It's not work. When people look back on this festival the first year, [I want them to say], 'Gosh, he was everywhere! No one was having more fun at the festival than Dierks was.'"
He hopes that Seven Peaks Festival will be a time of healing for the country music community, “Last year was a rough year. And writing out here and being around these mountains – all these stories that came out last year about people persevering, climbing their own personal mountains and overcoming their own personal obstacles – kinda led me to this spot of real happiness and joy, wanting to spread fun and wanting to just send out that positive frequency of love to the fans through music. I hope this record really reflects that. [The Festival is] a dream come true situation for me. But it's needed for all of us."
Tickets for the festival will go on-sale on April 20, find out everything you need to know on the festival's website, HERE.