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Main Stage Artists: Montgomery Gentry & Frankie Ballard

Hits: My Town, Something To Be Proud Of, Lucky Man, Back When I Knew It All

When the two Kentucky boys—Eddie, is from Lancaster and Troy is from Lexington—first burst onto the national scene in 1999 with the defiant “Hillbilly Shoes” notice was served—country music had never seen a hard driving duo like this...more


Hits: Helluva Life

He grew up “loving Elvis and Johnny Horton.”; Sports-obsessed as a kid, he played baseball at Western Michigan University, while he gradually turned a minor interest in music into his main passion. He studied guitarists, including blues great Buddy Guy, locking himself away until he could excel at the instrument. He began playing open mic nights and played drums in a band. ...more

First Single: Good On You

Pegging Show Dog-Universal Music country duo Native Run is tougher than it might seem. "Very instrument-driven with acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin," suggests the pair's Rachel Beauregard. "Country themes and very sing-able choruses." ...more



Preferred Seating:
Preferred Seating passes are free and we will give these away through on-air contests and on location. Listen to 98 KCQ for details. see seating diagram

Section 98 Tickets:
For a premium concert experience you may wish to purchase seats right up front in Section 98! These up close seats are available online at and are only $29.98 +service fee. 

see seating diagram

Preferred Gold Tickets:
Located just behind Section 98 but close enough to still offer excellent viewing is the Preferred Gold section. These are also availble online at and are $9.80 +service fee. see seating diagram

Island Parking:
Back again this year is the popular Island Parking Pass. Ojibway Island is after all an island and space is limited and so are these highly sought after passes. Save your feet and park right on Ojibway! Island Parking Passes are still just $15.00 in advance at ($20 day of the event on the island)

You can purchase tickets and parking separately but take note that If you purchase your tickets AND parking pass together as one package on etix you will pay just one service fee.

Handicap parking passes are available in a very limited number but are not available online. You can purchase handicap parking only in person at the KCQ Office located at 2000 Whittier St. Saginaw, MI 48601. The cost is $15.00. We advise that you call first to make sure they are still in stock as they do go very fast. Call (989) 752-8161 Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm. 

Lawn Seating:
As always lawn seating is free! There is no charge to walk onto Ojibway Island... or park in any of the designated free parking areas and ride a free shuttle onto the island and enjoy the concert... the childrens area... the classic car show & bike show... and much much more at no charge.

Do bring some spending money however to pick up a deal at the Arts & Craft area or cool off with a beverage or fuel up at one of the two food tents. Vendors selling food, drink and merchandise at the KCQ Country Music Fest Free Concert all donate a portion of their earnings to local charities and non profits. To date hundreds of thousands of dollars have been given to worthy organizations right here in Mid Michigan.



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