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The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater Announces Labor Day Weekend Music Event

 The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater Announces Labor Day Weekend Music Event Cowboy Campout 2021

Shawnee Cave Amphitheater’s 3rd event announces with killer lineup

Hottest country music festival in the midwest!


Murphysboro, IL – Shawnee Cave Amphitheater is proud to announce a stellar country lineup for it’s Labor Day weekend event. The event will take place September 3-5th with music all three nights, for these family friendly shows. Shawnee Cave Cowboy Campout is bringing some of the best country bands back to beautiful Southern Illinois. This diverse line-up spread over three days is sure to leave you satisfied. The lineup includes The Steeldrivers, Stoney LaRue, Ward Davis, Ben Chapman, Sunny Sweeney, Ben Haggard, The Supersuckers, Alex Williams, Franklin County Trucking Company, and Murphy 500,

Friday night, we have Grammy Nominated Bluegrass legends The Steel Drivers, Rising Outlaw Country Star Alex Williams and local favorite Murphy 500 lead by Justin Easton. Saturday night powerhouse lineup won’t disappoint, with Texas outlaw country legend Stoney Larue, Ben Haggard (son of the legendary Merle Haggard but brilliantly making his own path), another Texas based favorite Sunny Sweeney and the up and coming Ben Chapman, who you do not want to miss. Sunday is stacked with the super talented outlaw country performer Ward Davis headlining. Ward has many song credits to his name with great artists such as Cody Jinks, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Bucky Covington and more, The LEGENDARY Supersuckers commonly known as the “greatest rock and roll band in the world” will also be on hand. This Arizona based band once described as the Bastard Son’s of Foghat, AC/DC and ZZ Top will keep your head nodding with their cow punk southern rock outlaw country sound. Rounding out the event on Sunday is the Trucker-Rock supergroup known as the Franklin County Trucking Company featuring drummer Taylor Sprehe, guitarist Skinny Jim Rotramel from the rockabilly band The Number 9 Blacktops, Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers on bass (pulling double duty this weekend) and Vocalist Sean Hopkins of the Louisville based Americana band Dallas Alice.

Shawnee Cave Amphitheater has been brought back to life over this past Memorial Day weekend after being purchased by new owners nearly a decade ago. The vision for the property is a new experience based destination venue to drive tourism to Southern Illinois. The land surrounding the amphitheater borders up with The Shawnee National Forest. Located in the heart of wine country and Illinois BBQ capital, Murphysboro Illinois, the Shawnee Cave Amphitheater makes it easy to come for the music, and leave wanting to explore all that Southern Illinois has to offer. From hiking gems such as Little Grand Canyon or Inspiration Point, to rock climbing at Alto Pass, mountain biking at Touch of Nature or fishing at Cedar Lake the possibilities are endless.


The new owners of the venue have been hard at work to make this a new experience for event goers-

“We nearly tripled the size of the stage and poured concrete around it to provide an accessible venue for all guests. Other additions to the property include a Shakedown area for vendors and full service cash or credit purchase bar. Our ‘stay and play’ vision fits with the recreation opportunities in the area by providing true southern hospitality. Over the next year we hope to host experience based events, build our brand, and increase lodging accommodations.”

The event itself will take place over the three day holiday weekend. There are ticket options to fit everyone’s needs from single day general admission, to 3 day weekend VIP passes. VIP passes include many upgrades such as a closer viewing area for the audience, unlimited access to the main stage VIP lounge, and private VIP comfort stations. You can opt to camp on site or there are many options to camp nearby as well. The Cowboy Campout is a memorable and safe event to both visitors and locals. This is an intimate experience event with a limited capacity of 1500 guests. Folks of all ages are welcome and children 12 and under are free! Follow Shawnee Cave Amphitheater on socials to get the inside scoop on daily schedules to be announced soon.

More info: https://shawneecave.fun/

About Shawnee Cave Amphitheater

A live performance venue like no other. Tucked into the Beautiful Shawnee National Forest this magical venue has so much to offer its visitors. Originally constructed in 1969 the Shawnee Cave Amphitheater has been hosting legendary acts for decades. Muddy Waters, Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, Head East, T.G. Shepard, Tanya Tucker and many others have performed in this beautiful naturally formed shelter. The acoustics of this one of a kind venue have proven to be unmatched.



The 5th Annual Mile 0 Fest Line-Up

From Mile 0 Fest Key West:

Drum Roll Please…. The 5th Annual Mile 0 Fest Line-Up is here, brought to you by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council (Monroe County BOCC).

Pre-Sales are now OPEN to ALL Pre-Registrants.
Packages will go on sale to the public AUG 5th!
Passes will go on sale to the public AUG 10th!

Check out our AMAZING full experience packages here: https://www.keywestinfo.com/mile-0-fest-key-west-2022

See you in January!!!

#visitkeywest #mile0fest #mile0fest2022 #livemusic #reddirt #americana #festivallife

”Cowboy Campout 2021″


🚨”Cowboy Campout 2021″ 🚨 is the hottest country music festival in the midwest. This diverse line-up spread over three days is sure to leave you satisfied.

Stoney LaRue will be there on September 4th! Get more information here, and we will see you at the show!

#stoneylaruetour2021 #doublelive25

"Possum Crawl Summer Fest"

“Possum Crawl Summer Fest” 2021

Graford, Texas! Get ready! Stoney LaRue will be performing with Mike Ryan at the Possum Crawl Summer Fest Let’s do this!

Whiskey River Ranch is located next to Possum Kingdom Lake near Graford, Texas. This prime vacation destination Lake is home to the up and coming event!

Jun. 12th, 2021
Possum Crawl Summer Fest
Graford, TX

Doors open at 2pm

3:00pm to 4:30pm
1st – Local Favorites – Playing Possum

5:00pm to 6:30pm
2nd – Brian Mars and band

7:30pm to 9:00pm
3rd – Mike Ryan Band

10:00 to 11:30pm
Stoney LaRue

Get your tickets while you can, this is a limited event.


#stoneylarue #doublelive25

Stoney LaRue - Double Live 25


On 04.28.2021, Stoney LaRue’s Birthday, we will be releasing Stoney LaRue’s ‘Double LIVE 25’ digital album!

To celebrate, we will be premiering ‘Stoney LaRue’s LIVE video – One Chord Song’ on 04.28.2021 @ 9:00 AM EST/8:00 AM CST.

Stoney LaRue has remained one of the most dominant music artists in the US over the last 20 years with chart-topping albums, singles, and sold out concerts nationwide. For years his reputation as a masterful entertainer has brought throngs of fans packing into music venues, clamoring for the Red Dirt rocker to walk out on stage. It’s not uncommon for LaRue to hit the record button at many of his concerts, recordings for his own personal uses and reflections.

So, in 2020 when touring came to a stop for several months due to Covid-19, Stoney and his engineer Roy Shelton took time to listen to many of those concerts that had been recorded over the last couple of years. With LaRue’s approaching birthday, they decided to celebrate it in epic style by releasing a virtual sonic experience. “Double Live 25” will be released on April 28th digitally at www.stoneylarue.com and on iTunes. It will also be available for streaming on all platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, and others. Check out his YouTube and Facebook page on April 28th for the premiere of the live music video for “One Chord Song.”

With assistance from long time guitarist and band leader Jesse Duke, Stoney and engineer Roy Shelton chose 25 songs for this live album including concert and album staples like “Feet Don’t Touch The Ground,” “Look At Me Fly,” “Us Time,” “One Chord Song,” “Oklahoma Breakdown,” “Empty Glass,” and his most recent radio hits “Hill Country Boogaloo,” and “Message In A Bottle” from his 2019 acclaimed studio album “Onward.” “Double Live 25” is over 2 hours of pure live music with no overdubs. Physical copies will be available later in the year.

Pre-Order your copy here: https://www.stoneylarue.com/double-live-25/
Pre-Order on iTunes and get Hill Country Boogaloo LIVE and Bluebird Wine tracks instantly!

Album Art & Photography:
Rick Barnett
Michael Divala
Eshton Loh