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37th Annual WE FEST

When: August 5 – 7, 2021

Where: Soo Pass Dude Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Booking: Hotel Accommodations are booked separtely from event tickets.

August 5 – 7, 2021 will mark the long-awaited return of legacy country music festival WE Fest. For 37 years, the massive 3-day festival has made its home at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Since WE Fest’s inception in 1983, it has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation. Twice nominated for the Country Music Association’s prestigious Best Special Event award, the WE Fest is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding events of its kind in the nation.

WE Fest 2021 Headliners
Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line are headed to Detroit Lakes’ Soo Pass Ranch as headliners for the 37th Annual WE Fest Country Music Festival.


Now Available! Some 2 & 3 night stays available!

Limited availability. Book NOW before they’re gone.

Note: Minimum Stay is 2 Nights for We Fest weekend.

August 5 check-in: August 7 & 8 checkouts available;

August 6 check-in: August 8 checkouts available.

Call Hotel Direct at (218) 847-8439 or BOOK ROOM ONLINE!


Additional WE FEST Details
Book hotel lodging separately from event tickets. Call The Lodge on Lake Detroit directly for best room rate and availability. Purchase WE FEST tickets online.

Covid 19 Note: WE FEST’s highest priority is your health and safety. WE Fest will be following the guidelines set by all City & State authorities on Covid-19 protocols for the festival. We will be watching the updates closely and will publish a complete protocol on the festival website as we get closer to the event. If there is a cancellation of the event due to Covid-19 refunds will be available.

Parking: We offer GA Parking, GA Accessible Parking, and VIP Weekend Parking. Please review the ticketing descriptions above for more details on these options. Single Day Parking is sold onsite at the event and may not be available based on availability.

Are cameras allowed in the concert area? Small cameras will be allowed in the venue area. Professional cameras and video cameras will NOT be allowed. This includes any camera with a detachable lens.

Are pets allowed? No pets. Please let your pets at home. They are not allowed in the venue or camping areas. Service animals will be permitted with proper paperwork and registration. For more information on bringing a service animal to the event, please visit our accessibility page.

Grammy-nominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. The global superstars are the first and only country act to achieve two RIAA Diamond-certified singles, “Cruise” and “Meant to Be” (with Bebe Rexha. The duo is set to premiere their highly-anticipated fifth studio album, “Life Rolls On,” on Feb. 12. They have tallied 17 career No. 1 singles, more than 13.1 billion streams, sold more than 33.9 million tracks and 4.7 million albums worldwide, logged 1.5 billion video views, and played to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours. They have been honored numerous times with ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT music awards.

Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion overall digital streams. The “ultra-personal material” (Rolling Stone) behind his current single, “Living,” follows Bentley’s 18th career No. 1 and ACM award-winning hit, “Burning Man.” Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on “The Mountain,” which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACM, CMA and Billboard music awards, to name a few, while also earning 14 Grammy nominations.

Country music mega-star Blake Shelton extended his superstar status with his single, “Happy Anywhere,” featuring Gwen Stefani, which marked his 28th No. 1 on the country airplay charts. Shelton was also recently named Country Artist of the Year at the E! People’s Choice Awards for the third consecutive year. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show “The Voice,” Shelton is a seven-time champion, most recently with his contestant Todd Tilghman. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with locations currently in Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. With award wins nearing the hundreds, Shelton remains a force in the industry, having been honored with ACM (5), AMA (2), CMA (10), CMT (11) and People’s Choice awards (5), among many others.


WE Fest offices are located on the Scenic Soo Pass Ranch, which also contains a natural amphitheater that accommodates up to 50,000 people, including 7,000 reserved seats, and 10 separate campgrounds with a total camping capacity of 35,000 people. WE Fest employs a year-round staff of professional sales, marketing and administrative staff.

Fully developed as a concert venue, the Soo Pass Ranch has a permanent stage and backstage compound, including air-conditioned dressing rooms with running water, catering and production facilities, including permanent sound towers and mix station. The concert bowl also contains 50 permanent concession stands, and locations for dozens of additional portable concessions. The company has invested heavily in developing the concert site, including bringing city sewer and water lines to the ranch, which allows for running water, and permanent rest rooms in the concert bowl. WE FEST Website | WE FEST Face Book Page