Tim McGraw among Clinton music fest headliners

CLINTON, Iowa – Country music stars Tim McGraw, Mitchell Tenpenny, Jelly Roll and others are coming to a new country music festival in Clinton.

The country music lineup for the Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Festival was announced on Thursday, Nov. 3, by event organizer USA Concerts. The music fest will be June 8-10, 2023, on the Clinton riverfront at 101 S. First St.

The musical acts announced for the festival include:

  • June 8 –  Mitchell Tenpenny, Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean and Cooper Alan.
  • June 9 – Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Jo Dee Messina and Alexandra Kay.
  • June 10 – Jelly Roll, Chase Rice,  Warren Zeiders and Chase Matthew.

The host will be Chelcie Lynn. The festival DJ is Cliffy D.

The music festival was approved earlier this year by the Clinton City Council when inked a contract with USA Concerts. The terms of the contract include:

  • The festival budget is set at $3 million each year. Clinton will pay half that cost, and the fest promoter – USA Concerts  – will pay the other half.
  • The contract is a co-promotion partnership between the city and USA Concerts. Expenses and profits will be shared equally between the two entities.
  • The initial contract is for three years, with the first two years of concerts guaranteed, and the third year will be optional to be agreed by both parties.

For more information, go to tailgatentallboys.com.

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