WE Fest

WE Fest By The Numbers: DWI’s Up, Crashes Way Down

Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Arrests during the annual WE Fest near Detroit Lakes are common, but no crashes are unusual. Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes. Troopers did stop more than 1,400 vehicles and made 24 DWI arrests. That is up sharply from 11 arrests during last summer’s festival….

We Fest Sold To Live Nation

Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson made the announcement during a conference call detailing the company's second-quarter financial results.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. (KFGO) – Rumored for months, it’s official. Connecticut-based Townsquare Media said Tuesday it has sold We Fest. The new owner is a subsidiary of Live Nation, an American global entertainment company. Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson made the announcement during a conference call detailing the company’s second-quarter financial results. He said, “after carefully evaluating our asset portfolio, we…

Campers From Across the Country Gear Up for WE Fest 2019

The festival kicks off tomorrow

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Country fans have their cowboy hats out and are gathering in Detroit Lakes for WE Fest. Bruce Sostak of Plano, Texas has been coming to WE Fest for years. It all started when he heard about it from a friend. “She said she was coming to WE Fest, I asked, ‘what’s WE Fest?’ and she told…

Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn & Chris Stapleton To Headline We Fest 2019

Tickets are already on sale ranging from $120 for a three-day general admission pass to VIP tickets starting at $900

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The people at WE Fest have once again landed some of the biggest names in country music for next summer’s festival. Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and Chris Stapleton have been announced as headliners for the annual three-day music festival in August. WE Fest has also signed up return appearances by Billy Currington and Jake Owen….

Concertgoers Get Ready for Country Music, Fun at 36th Annual We Fest

New security measure prevents bags bigger than 11x15x4 inches in concert area

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —┬áHundreds of people have already set up shop inside the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes for the 36th annual We Fest. With the promise of country music and camaraderie lingering in the air, people from all over have their reasons for pitching a tent or parking an RV in Detroit Lakes this week. “There’s just a…

LIVE: WE Fest Stage Set-up

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Gives us a Look at Stage Set-up at WE Fest

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly gives us the inside look of how they setup the stage each day during WE Fest. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: country music, Darius Rucker, stage set-up, WE Fest, Zach Brown Band

WE Fest Opens with Longest Bar in Minnesota, New Acts in Lineup

Hold your horses...the lineup isn't the only thing that's fresh. KVRR'S JASON CERJACK ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — It’s the biggest country and camping music festival in the U.S. and it’s kicking off its 35th year in Detroit Lakes this weekend. Cowboy boots are on and drinks are filled up as more than 150,000 people showed up at WE Fest 2017. Big name acts like Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band will…

Detroit Lakes Prepares for WE Fest

Construction may disrupt traffic flow at country music festival expecting more than 40,000 people

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Detroit Lakes’ population is about to grow rapidly this week and it’s all thanks to WE Fest. “Our town does grow,” said Carrie Johnston, who is president of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “You go from a town of about 9,000 people to welcoming another forty.” With thousands of people coming into town, Detroit Lakes…

Cone Zone: Traffic Headaches on the Rise with Added Construction

More projects throughout the Valley are stopping and slowing down many drivers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Traffic in the Valley is getting dense as more construction projects are being added to Moorhead. State officials said one of those projects may wrap up soon. Rush hour traffic is getting bumper to bumper by I-29 and 32nd Avenue South in Fargo. More stretches of the road are getting reduced to one lane. ND DOT officials…