This July Miranda Lambert will headline a country music festival in Guthrie Center — a central Iowa town of about 1,500 people. Guthrie's River Ruckus is entering its 12th year, and despite the fact that it's way-the-heck in Guthrie Center, the festival has drawn a pretty darned impressive lineup of country music stars again this year.
Lambert heads up the three-day festival — July 23 to 25 — that includes country music talents such as Chris Janson, Granger Smith, John Michael Montgomery and Phil Vassar.
Here's the full lineup:
Thursday, July 23
Friday, July 24
Saturday, July 25
Guthrie's River Ruckus takes place at the Guthrie Country Fairgrounds, 408 W. State St. in Guthrie Center
Tickets and seating
There are several options for tickets and seating:
VIP tickets include drink tickets, private entrance, bathroom and access to the front of the stage. VIP ticket-holders also have access to the general admission area. VIP tickets come with four drink tickets ($190) or 10 drink tickets ($215).
GA tickets run $90 for the weekend. A weekend GA pass with six drink tickets is $115. Single-day ticket prices are not yet available.
The Star of the Ruckus pass allows a ticket-holder to bring along one active duty or veteran military member. The pass costs $120 (for two people) and there are only 100 available.
Seated ticket holders get a section where they can set up lawn chairs. Seated tickets are $130, and chairs are not provided.
Camping spots are available for tents and campers. There is a general admission camping area or festival-goers can reserve a specific spot for their camper. Electricity is available at some spots. Costs range from $80 for tent-only camping to $180 to $270 for fully electric camper spots.