Riley Green & Lynyrd Skynyrd Added As Headliners For Inaugural Field & Stream Music Fest

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Now this is a STACKED lineup.

Riley Green and Lynyrd Skynyrd have just been announced as co-headliners for the inaugural Field & Stream Music Fest, alongside already-announced headliners Eric Church and Lainey Wilson.

If there are three better mainstream country acts out there right now, I haven’t seen them, and of course, Lynyrd Skynyrd is an iconic band so having them on the bill will make the entire weekend all the more special. And see as they’re co-headlining with Riley, maybe we can finally get a little “Sweet Home Alabama” collab… a girl can dream.

Of course, Eric recently acquired the iconic Field & Stream magazine with his friend and fellow country star Morgan Wallen, and they promised that a music festival was on the way from the two of them, as well. The three-day event is slated for this coming fall, taking place October 4th through the 6th in Winnsboro, South Carolina.

In total, more than 30 different artists will be featured on the bill, and the inaugural festival promises to “deliver a celebration that embodies the spirit of Field & Stream’s, 150 year legacy, coupled with live music from national, regional and local acts.”

Tickets are on sale now, and this is certainly one you won’t want to miss. In terms of headliners, it’s one of the best I’ve seen for 2024 thus far.

About Field & Stream

The longtime apparel brand, established in 1871 as Gordon & Ferguson Merchandising Company, began selling clothing under the brand “Field and Stream” in 1915. But in 2012, the licensing rights to the brand were sold to Dick’s Sporting Goods, which eventually phased most of the Field & Stream brand into their own new concept, Public Lands, and closed most of the existing Field & Stream stores.

But now Church & Wallen are bringing it back. The brand has been acquired by a group led by Church and Wallen, which bought not only the retail side of the brand from Dick’s Sporting Goods but also the media platform in a move that will bring back the Field & Stream print magazine.

Speaking on the new venture, Church recalled the memories of Field & Stream from his childhood:

“I can remember my grandfather kept a few of his favorite Field & Stream magazines on the dash of his truck. That truck took us on hundreds of outdoor adventures and I all but memorized every story and every picture on every page. They were my Bible.

It is the honor of my life to make sure that legacy carries on. It is both this responsibility to an American Icon and also to a young boy in his papaw’s truck that will be the compass that guides our steps.” 

Wallen said the brand’s relaunch represents everything he loves (no pun intended) about the outdoors:

“There’s nothin’ I love more than being with friends around a campfire, on a boat or in a deer stand — and Field & Stream represents all of those to me. Being part of its future is incredible and we want to keep bringing people together outdoors, makin’ memories, for generations to come.” 

And in a letter posted to Field & Stream’s relaunched website, Church and Wallen explained why they wanted to revive the 150-year old brand:

“To lend our voices to this iconic American brand so that it can continue to inspire future generations to experience and enjoy the outdoors, just as it has for us and those who came before us.

It’s time to return Field & Stream to its rightful home: into the hands of those who love the outdoors and the tales that come from being there.”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock