Shaky Boots Festival Taps Top Talent

Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley Among Performers

The first-ever Shaky Boots Music Festival near Atlanta has unveiled its artist lineup, with Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry appearing on the roster.

The two-day event will take place May 16-17 at the KSU Sports and Entertainment Park in Kennesaw, Georgia, north of Atlanta.

Sara Evans, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band and Kip Moore are among the familiar names on the lineup. Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson and Kristian Bush are also confirmed, as are Brothers Osborne, the Cadillac Three, the Whiskey Gentry, Drake White, Clare Dunn, the Railers and Brooke Eden.

In addition, the Americana field will be represented by Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell and Old Crow Medicine Show, along with the Devil Makes Three, Cracker, Amanda Shires and Jim White vs. the Packway Handle Band. More artists will be announced.

Two-day passes go on sale Thursday (Jan. 8) at 10 a.m. starting at $169 with applicable service fees through Shakyboots.com. VIP ticket packages will be available for $499 and include access to exclusive lounges and viewing areas, catered meals, complimentary beer, private restrooms and cash liquor bars. Exclusive luxury suites are also available.

Shaky Boots is the sister event to Atlanta’s popular rock festival Shaky Knees, set for May 8-10.

“Country music has such a rich history in the South,” says Shaky Boots co-founder Tim Sweetwood, “and I was surprised that Georgia doesn’t have a first-class festival dedicated to the genre. Music is my absolute passion, and with the overwhelmingly positive response to Shaky Knees in three short years, it just felt like the right time to launch Shaky Boots.”

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.