Hard packed dirt under your cowboy boots, a beer in hand, and a cool desert night starting to set in. Where are you going? You might have just played a round of human battleship or maybe just washed off after a quick mud volleyball match. There is a chance you are coming back to your trailer after a yoga session, a little horseshoe in your future under the hot Nevada July sun before you get ready for the Parker McCollum show. Twenty years ago the main reason for going to the Night in the Country Nevada festival would be to support the Boys and Girls club of the Mason Valley. But now, in 2023, you are at one of the biggest country music festivals in the west, with four stages, and an overwhelming amount of activities and games.
Everyone camps together at the festival made campground, where there is a competition to see which campsite best fits a theme. This year they are bringing a new stage to the campground called the Stampede, so campers won’t even have to leave their temporary homes to enjoy some music. When they decide to venture to the main stage, festival goers can expect a mainstream take of what country music is. Be it the country rock of Big & Rich and The Steel Woods, the star sophomore crew of ERNEST, Ian Munsick, Hardy, or the red dirt inflected Josh Meloy, NITC’s lineup pulls from a little bit of everything that mentions girls, cars, beers and roads.
Despite the Country Music Association banning confederate flags at major country festivals, the Night in the Country Nevada website doesn’t list confederate flags on their prohibited items list and media as recent as 2022 show a fair amount of confederate paraphernalia at the festival. Even Stagecoach made news for banning the flag last year. (NITC, What gives? Ban the confederate imagery shit.)
- 30,000 people a year find themselves in Nevada for three nights in the country
- General Admission at $200 and the Country Cabana at $7,600 are the only available tickets. The Super Fan, VIP, Club 149 options have been sold out. Campsites must be purchased separately.
- Android and iPhone users alike can find the festival app here
What is the closest airport to Night in the Country Nevada?
RNO or the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the closest airport and gets you within 80 miles of the festival. You can find directions here.
Where is the festival held?
Lyon County Fairgrounds in Yerington, Nevada. The address is 100 Hwy 95A East in Yerington.
Is this festival ADA accessible?
A limited wheelchair seating area is provided for those in chairs.
What is their bag policy?
The festival has a clear bag policy within the concert areas.
Which artists are on the Night in the Country lineup?
Big & Rich, The Steel Woods, Hardy, Ernest, Russel County Line, Josh Meloy, Parker McCollum, Ian Munsick, Chris Colston, Kylie Frey, Jakota Wass, Dj. Eric Rhodes, Tyler Rich, Vaquera Vikki, and more yet to be announced at the time of this writing.