Yoakam joins Hag­gard at Dauphin’s Coun­tryfest

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - ARTS & LIFE - — Staff

AMER­I­CAN coun­try mu­sic star Dwight Yoakam is the new­est ad­di­tion to Dauphin Coun­tryfest’s 2016 lineup.

Yoakam, who has 21 albums and two Grammy awards to his name, will be head­lin­ing the Man­i­toba Liquor & Lotteries Main Stage on Sun­day, July 3.

Yoakam’s last Coun­tryfest ap­pear­ance was more than a decade ago, in 2004, and or­ga­niz- ers are ex­cited to have him back next year.

“Dwight Yoakam per­formed a fan­tas­tic show the last time he was at Coun­tryfest, and we’re look­ing for­ward to host­ing him again,” said Eric Ir­win, pres­i­dent of Dauphin’s Coun­tryfest, in a news release.

Yoakam will be joined on Sun­day night by coun­try leg­end Merle Hag­gard, who was re­cently named the great­est coun­try artist of all time by Bill­board mag­a­zine. This will be Hag­gard’s first time play­ing Coun­tryfest.

Tick­ets for Coun­tryfest can be pur­chased on­line at coun­tryfest.ca, by call­ing 1-800-3617300, or by vis­it­ing the Coun­tryfest of­fices in Dauphin. Reg­u­lar ticket prices range from $89 (sin­gle day ad­mis­sion) to $219 for a week­end pass. VIP op­tions are also avail­able.

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