This past weekend country music fans descended on historic Florence, Arizona, for the 21st Country Thunder music festival, where the event hit capacity crowds. Jason Aldean, reigning ACM ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’, helped bring this year’s event to a close as he blazed through his catalog of hits and was joined by Colt Ford and Tyler Farr on stage.
The record-setting crowd was treated to the biggest and brightest stars in country music throughout the weekend, including Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Easton Corbin, Craig Morgan, Charlie Worsham, and many more.
In addition to an award-winning, top-notch line-up, Country Thunder offered the full-fan experience and more on-site entertainment than ever before. Jack Daniel’s Experience, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that brought a taste of the much-loved distillery from Lynchburg, Tenn. to Florence, Ariz., the Denim & Diamonds on-site bar, the Sling Shot thrill ride, mechanical bull riding, over 18 food vendors and nearly three dozen retail vendors. After the lights of the main stage went dark, festival goers made their way to Electric Thunder, where DJ Du was spinning into the wee hours of the morning.
Starting Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Campsites will be available starting at $160, VIP tickets will be available for $550, and RSVP seating will be available starting at $250.
COUNTRY THUNDER WEEKEND FUN FACTS:
67,793 Kernels of Popcorn popped for Kettle Corn
17,094 Country Thunder t-shirts sold
10,903 lemonades sold
9,438 hand-dipped corn dogs eaten
22,557 people danced to DJ Du under the Electric Thunder tent
1,002 Cowboy Hats Sold
4,951 Funnel Cakes Eaten
3,859 Slingshot Rides Taken
41,207 Bags of Ice Used
22,854 Estimated Games of Corn Hole Played
21,359 rolls of toilet paper used
57 tons of garbage
67,043 bottles of water consumed
9,539 hot dogs