Today Lola Loves…WE Fest!
Well the campers are rolling and the musical acts on the way! Yes WE Fest 2013 is set to start this Thursday, August 1! WOW! Can you believe it has been more than 30 years since WE Fest opened its gates for the very first time? The year was 1983 and in addition to a great venue at the Soo Pass Ranch near Detroit Lakes, WE Fest flooded lakes country with lots of great country music, food and fun.
A little trivia for you true festers…can you remember the first big act to play WE Fest, way back in We in ’83?? It was the band Alabama and approximately 9,000 people showed up to listen to iconic country band perform. Since then, the annual outdoor music gathering has hosted hundreds of thousands of concert goers and numerous bands such as Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Merle Haggard, Brooks & Dunn, Kid Rock, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.
An annual country music happening held the first weekend August, WE Fest is still going strong at 31! Offering live music set in a one-of-of-a-kind venue, WE Fest also provides onsite camping for its festival goers. And what is camping without food! That is the part I like. Vendors providing everything from nachos to hot dogs: beer to, of course, BBQ. Come find me at WE Fest this year. My Drunken Pig sandwich will send you into hog heaven.