9 Reasons Why Chicago’s Country LakeShake Is A Once In A Lifetime Summer Experience

Chicago is the place to be this summer when it comes to country music.

First up this summer is Live Nation’s Country LakeShake Festival. Featuring great country music in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, Country LakeShake is fantastic weekend. If you’re looking to make your summer unforgettable, grab your friends and get on over to Chicago, June 17-19.

Here’s why:

1. Chicago.

This city is amazing and just so happens to be the home of Whiskey Riff. When the concerts end each night, you have an entire city full of great nightlife to explore. Beats the hell outta camping in a cornfield somewhere.


2. The Lineup.

Aldean, Sam Hunt, Lady A, McGraw, Rhett, Musgraves…. do I need to go on?


3. Brooks and Dunn.

They’re back.


4. The View.

You have the lake on side and a beautiful skyline on the other. It’s the perfect place to watch a concert. Check out the recap from last year.

5. Dee Jay Silver.

Between set entertainment from country music’s top DJ.


6. Activities.

There is so much to do there aside from the country music. Featuring a Chicago Blackhawks experience, Bud Light beer garden, merch marketplace, henna tattoos, carnival rides and field games, you are guaranteed to have a full plate of fun.


7. Next From Nashville.

This is a special place. Featuring some Nashville’s next superstars, you are going to want to check them out and be able to tell all your friends how you saw them at LakeShake before they were country’s most famous faces.


8. Jason Aldean.

The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is closing this bad boy down. If you haven’t seen Aldean in concert yet, you’re going to know real quick why he won that award. It’s electric.

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9. Whiskey Riff is going to be there.

Come say hi.


Get you tickets here

Check out our official Country LakeShake playlist.

Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.