WE Fest Messenger - Wednesday, May 16th
WE Fest 2012

We have been letting you know that everything is selling fast for our 30th Anniversary Celebration. This is one more REMINDER that if you want to take part in this great Celebration starring some of the biggest names in Country Music... GO ON LINE AND ORDER TODAY!

Currently we have a number of General Admission Tickets still available and Camping in Hilltop Campgrounds... after this we will be SOLD OUT!

If you are planning to purchase your Tickets and/or Camping at the Event, we urge you to buy your Tickets NOW as they will most likely NOT be available at the Gate. This is not an exaggeration... IF you wait you very likely will not be able to participate in this year’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and WE WANT YOU HERE!

Following a great 30th Anniversary Kick Off Party on the Barn Stage Wednesday Night, the celebration continues Thursday.

Concert Bowl Gates Open at 2PM - Be sure to be in line for the running of the chairs and sign up to WIN valuable prizes from our sponsors. Stop by the Miller Lite Beer Booth #2 on the east side of the venue and join in the Miller Lite Bean Bag Toss Tournament. Come hungry and grab a refreshment and some great food from one of our many food vendors. For those of you that love to shop be sure to come in early to beat the lines and get the best variety and deals available as you experience our many great shopping vendors. We have added a few new shops that we are very excited about.

The Ranch House Saloon also opens at 2PM - Another great opportunity to grab a cold beverage and check out the WE Fest Walk of Fame featuring Hands in Cement from 30 years of WE Fest Stars. Find your favorite Artist and put your hands in their print.

This collection features many of the greats in Country Music, including:

Our Barn Stage will have activities and music going on all day long in between Main Stage Acts and to conclude the evening.

The Main Stage Music Celebration kicks off with Rocket Club.

After bringing the house down at our Wednesday Kick Off Party on the Barn Stage, Colt Ford, Singer/Songwriter/Hick-Hop Artist, makes will make his WE Fest Main Stage debut.

Returning to the WE Fest stage for his eleventh time and primed for the 30th Anniversary Celebration is WE Fest Favorite son John Anderson.

Now that the party has been started in proper fashion, get ready for one of the fastest climbing new Country Artists and making his WE Fest debut with two #1 hits and 6 songs on the charts is Luke Bryan.

And if this wasn’t enough, we are blowing the hinges off the doors with Headliner, multiplatinum rocker and AMA’s Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean.

Finally, for those that are just not quite done with the day’s festivities, head back up to the Ranch House Saloon to conclude the celebration for the day with Rocket Club on the Barn Stage.

This concludes Day One...two more jam packed days of celebrating yet to come!

Whats New in 2012

New Reserved Seats

Last year we added the permanent seats for all our VIP Patrons. These were a huge hit and everyone was very pleased. In an effort to continue to grow the great WE Fest Experience for our Patrons, this year we are adding these same permanent seats to all the Reserved Areas on the cement and the Grand Stand. No more chairs stacked all over the place and trying to discover were your seat disappeared to ...your seat will always be waiting there just for you.

We are also expanding the Ladies Bathroom in VIP and adding a huge bathroom up at the Barn Stage and Ranch House Patio Area. With these two additions, we will now be the only venue of this size in the Nation that will NOT have one port-a-pottie on the Concert Bowl Site. All the ladies said, "AMEN!"

For the Fifth year the Minnesota Twins have joined in a partnership with WE Fest Country Music and Camping Festival. You can join in the Fun on May 26TH at the Twins vs Detroit Tigers where WE Fest will be giving away cowboy hats to the first 10,000 people. Stop by the Twins corporate kiosk on the concourse and register for a chance to win a pair of General Admission Tickets and other great prizes. See you at the Ball park!

Shooting Star

Minneaota Lottery

WE Fest is now accepting applications at FestivalWork.com.

The website is packed full of useful information, including: job descriptions, FAQ and an online application form, apply today!

Visit www.LuckyMN.com, the Minnesota State Lottery's exclusive player's club, during the month of May to enter for your chance to WIN a VIP package for 2 to WE Fest 2012! Three lucky winners will each receive a VIP Package including 2 VIP Box Seats, VIP Camping for all three days, 1 VIP Campground Vehicle Permit and 1 VIP Electrical Hook-Up. Each VIP Package is valued at $1635. Visit www.LuckyMN.com for more details and your chance to win tickets to WE Fest's 30th Anniversary Celebration!


WE Fest has received a beautiful RV from Outlet Recreation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes & Perham is selling $20 Raffle tickets to a lucky winner. Your could be the winner of a WE Fest 30th Anniversary Edition RV.
Click here for more details and to donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes & Perham.

Shop www.homecrest.com for all the new designs and colors by Homecrest Outdoor Living.

WE Fest Brand Ambassadors will be at the home opening Lynx game May 24 registering WE Fest fans for a chance to WIN tickets and other great prizes just for stopping by. Check out the WEFest.com home page for other events to register and win.

Join our WE B Green Team and See WE Fest For FREE:

July 31 to August 5, 2012

Do you want to really enjoy the festival camping experience, like to get to know your neighbors, want to see the music and help save the planet? Join or organize a WE B Green team for the week consisting of 14 responsible individuals, also known as a group of friends that enjoy hanging out and working together. The goal of the team is to have FUN, while helping other people properly dispose of their waste at WE Fest.

Your team would be assigned a specific campground where you would meet and greet your fellow campers by walking around and identifying campsites that need help setting up recycling stations AND rewarding the campsites that are doing a good job with a chance to Win VIP Tickets to next year’s WE Fest. Help people set-up recycling stations and encourage people to set their full bags on the curb so that our curbside pick-up teams can pick them up. Work with the recycling station personnel by giving them breaks and helping them sort the aluminum out of the mixed recycling and trash.

Employees will be provided with uniform & admittance to event to perform volunteer duties. Plus you arrive Tuesday before the festival so you can get your campsite set-up early.

For more information check out the WE B Green Video at www.WEFest.com/WEBGreen. To volunteer, please e-mail your full name, address, cell and home phone number and email address to David Larson at david@arvig.net.

Friday, May 25th is a big night for a WE Fest favorite band as Hitchville releases their self titled CD "Hitchville". "It has been a long and difficult process, but we are so excited to allow our fans to finally take our music home with them." says Heidi Owens.

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in St. Louis Park, MN is the first stop on their CD release tour. You can get the new CD, new Hitchville merchandise and CD Release tour dates at
www.welcometohitchville.com. "We couldn't be more amped about our new album, mobile app, and merch, and we are absolutely looking forward to a great tour." adds Matt Kneefe.

Hitchville will return to the WE Fest stage Friday August 3rd.

WE Fest
  Tickets Going Fast!

30th Anniversary Thursday Schedule

Friendly Reminder

What's New in 2012

Payment Plan Ending

Twins WE Fest Cowboy Hat Day

Happy Anniversary Shooting Star Casino

Now Hiring!

MN Lottery

Boys & Girls Club



WE B Green



"Join the Residents of Hitchville"

May 18th
Springfest - Epiphany Catholic Church

Coon Rapids, MN

May 19th
Mystic Lake Casino


May 25th
Leemo's Northstar Bar

Carlton, MN

May 26th
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

St. Louis Park, MN

June 13th
Minnesota Twins Game

Target Field, Minneapolis, MN

Make Boomtown
Your Home Town

May 19th
Eagle's Club

Park Rapids, MN

May 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th
Shooting Star Casino

Mahnomen, MN


May 17th
City Park

Detroit Lakes, MN

Eric Church

May 17th
Target Center

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Lymx vs Los Angeles

May 24th
Target Center

Minneapolis, MN

Randy Travis

May 25th
Shooting Star Casino

Mahnomen, MN

Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes & Perham - Camper

May 26th
Nereson's Chevrolet

Detroit Lakes, MN

Street Faire at the Lakes

June 1st and 2nd
Detroit Lakes, MN