is a country music festival held every August at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, United States. The first WE Fest
was held in 1983 and is attended by about 50,000 people over a 3 - 4 day period.
Famous singers who have performed at WE Fest include Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn and Rascal Flatts.
In 2007, the attendance reached a record high of 83,000 people over the weekend at the themed "Heaven in '07" concert.
WE Fest Line Up - 2013
Eric Church, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Big & Rich, Rodney Atkins, Walker Hayes, Katie Armiger, Corb Lund, Gary Allan, Little Big Town, Dustin Lybnch, The Jason Paulson Band, Dustin Lynch, Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Kellie Pickler, HitchvilleWE Fest Line Up - 2012
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, John Anderson, Colt Ford, Rocket Club, Toby Keith, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Brantley Gilbert, The Dirt Drifters, Hitchville, Alabama, Eric Church, Sawyer Brown, LittleBigTown, The Jane Dear Girls, Florida Georgia LineWE Fest Line Up - 2011
Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Charlie Daniels Band, Jerrod Niemann, Troubadour, Lost Highway, Sugarland, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Sunny Sweeney, Hitchville, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Darious Rucker, Easton Corbin, Rocket Club
How to get there WE Fest
is held at the Soo Pass Ranch and Amphitheater on Minnesota Highway 59, four miles south of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. We are 220 miles northwest of the Minneapolis / St. Paul area, and 45 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota.
Look for festival road signs when approaching the Soo Pass Ranch. Follow the signs to the camping and parking areas.From the Minneapolis / St Paul Area
take Interstate 94 West to US Highway 59 north (Near Fergus Falls, MN, Exit 50). The Soo Pass Ranch is 40 miles north from this exit on US Hwy 59.
You can also take US Highway 10 West from the Minneapolis/St Paul area. U.S. Highway 10 takes you directly into Detroit Lakes. Follow it through the city to US Highway 59 South (left hand turn off of US Hwy 10). We are 4 miles south on US Highway 59.From the Fargo Area
take US Highway 10 East approximately 45 miles to US Highway 59 South (right hand turn off of US Hwy 10). We are 4 miles south on US Highway 59.