Hwy 30 Music Fest expands to Texas Motor Speedway

The four-day event is considered one of the largest country music festivals in the Northwest.


Hwy 30 Music Fest is expanding from Idaho to Fort Worth in 2023.

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Grab your dancing shoes, a new country music festival is calling Fort Worth home. Hwy 30 Music Fest is expanding to Cowtown with a four-day event at Texas Motor Speedway in 2023.

What is Hwy 30 Music Fest? 🎤

The festival first debuted in Filer, Idaho back in 2009 as a school fundraiser hosted by founders Gordy and Megan Schroeder. It has since grown into the largest concert series in the Gem State, attracting tens of thousands of people across the nation.

The music lineup features artists from several genres including country, Americana, rock, and red dirt. Some of the biggest headliners include Granger Smith, Koe Wetzel, and Aaron Lewis.

A new beginning in Cowtown 🎵

The Schroders spent five years trying to find a second city to host the annual event.

“As soon as we arrived in Fort Worth to scout for a second location, it immediately felt like home,” said Gordy. “Our attendees have been asking us for years to consider this expansion and we know that Texas Motor Speedway will be able to provide that family-friendly, homegrown atmosphere that people come to us for, while still attracting some of the biggest acts in the world.”

The name of the event is also fitting for Fort Worth, as the city sits along Interstate 30, which connects the South’s hardworking blue-collar towns.

Down to the details 🎟️

The original Hwy 30 Music Fest will continue to take place at the Twin Falls Country Fairgrounds in Idaho from Wednesday, June 21-Saturday, June 24. If you’re looking to make a cross-country trip, tickets are already on sale and going fast.

The inaugural Fort Worth series will run Thursday, Oct. 19-Monday, Oct. 23 and is expected to attract 30,000-60,000 people. A limited number of passes will go on sale for $159 before Christmas, and then prices are expected to increase.

We’ll get a better idea of what the Texas lineup will look like in early 2023, until then, follow along for updates.

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