Kelsey Klont
Contributing Writer

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The stage is set, the artists are lined up, and everything is ready to go for the inaugural Eaton County Country Bash happening Saturday, August 3, at the Eaton County Fairgrounds. This local concert is perfect for country music fans in Mid-Michigan and is sure to be a great one.

Countryside Armory owner, Trevor Watson, is no rookie when it comes to putting on shows and concerts, he has many years of experience booking gigs. So, when he opened his store last fall, he knew that having a local festival in Eaton County would happen, sooner rather than later. The end result is the inaugural Eaton County Country Bash. With this incredible slate of artists, you do not want to miss it so mark your calendar, put on your boots, and throw on your cowboy hats – it is time country music comes to Eaton County.

Eaton Rapids’ own Cooper Johnson will kick this festival off when the show starts at 4:15 p.m., Johnson has become quite the outstanding star around here performing at local events. With cover songs in his catalog ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” to honoring the late great Toby Keith, the start to Country Bash will be something you definitely want to see.

Up next is Flint native Madison Olivia, a Nashville recording artist sure to bring a great showcase. Adding another Michigan artist is the Jessie Campbell Band, who reigns from Coldwater.

Gattman, Mississippi is where this next artist calls home with his popular song “Promiseland” that takes you back to his small hometown. Colin Stough has opened for Chase Matthew and will be performing at CMA Fest this year, following his rise to stardom from the show American Idol, Season 21. The 19-year old’s performance at Eaton County Country Bash is quite anticipated.

You may have heard this next artist’s song, “We Ride” on social media or the radio, as it has quickly become viral, quite literally launching his career into country music. Bryan Martin has quickly reached success in the world of country music and his headlining will only further his career, as many people are looking forward to his appearance.

Tickets for Eaton County Country Bash went on sale May 1 and will be available for purchase up until the day of the event, but do not wait to get your tickets as they are selling fast. All general admission seat tickets purchased will also get you into the pit as well, so festival goers can sit in the stands or be close to the stage in the pit, from when gates open at 3 p.m. until it ends at 11 p.m. Go to to purchase your tickets today.

The campground will also be open for any concert goers who wish to camp out, no reservations are needed before the concert, show up and the campground staff will be there to check you in.

Stay up to date with everything Eaton County Country Bash related before the event on August 3, by following them on Facebook at Eaton County Country Bash.