My first post-COVID major event of the season was the past weekend in a small town called Brooklyn, Michigan… Faster Horses is a wonderful Country Music Festival in Southern Michigan located at Michigan International Speedway.
I’ve always been a music fan of all genres. Modern Country Music is my favorite of late. This festival definitely fits the bill! Three days of big name concerts like Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Hardy, Jimmie Allen, and Kelsea Ballerini. It was tiring to attempt to attend every performance. But, of course, it was well worth the effort, as I’m sure the 36K+ additional ticket holders would attest to, even during the rainy Friday! The rest of the weekend was sunny and beautiful!
Many up and coming performers hit the stage in the “Next from Nashville” stage as well. The smaller venue featured impressive talent all around. Niko Moon packed the tent, so we didn’t get to see him. I’m surprised he wasn’t actually on the main stage… I’m guessing he will be there next year! But the other performances were so great!
My favorite performers (based on showmanship…) were Chris Lane, Jimmie Allen, Jason Aldean, Hardy (OK… he was my favorite, because he just really put on a great show!), and I heard Luke Combs was awesome as well, but somehow I missed that one! Honestly, there wasn’t a bad performance in the bunch!
I will note the safety factor… as with any large crowd, I felt safe as long with I was with my group of people. That’s the key! My group went as a family, and we had the best time!
So… when you ask a cowboy what they want most in life, don’t be surprised if they answer back “Faster Horses”. Definitely putting this one back on the schedule for next year.