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Complete Winstock ’23 Lineup Announced, Along With Festival’s ‘Best Deal Yet’


Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert and one of the hottest artists to emerge in recent years, Cody Johnson, were announced as headliners for the 29th Winstock Country Music Festival, set for Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, 2023, at the festival grounds in Winsted, MN. Tickets and camping are now on sale.


Lambert’s eighth studio album, “Palomino,” was released in April as the highest-debuting country album of 2022. It marks the latest installment in a storied career that has spanned seven previous number-one solo albums, 10 number-one hits, and more than 70 awards.

Heralded by MusicRow as “the future of real country music,” Cody Johnson will make his debut on the Winstock stage following the massive success of his 18-track double album “Human.” His hit “‘Til You Can’t” has set streaming records and remains one of the most played songs of the genre.
“Any time you can pair a reigning entertainer of the year with someone currently breaking down doors like Cody Johnson, you’re guaranteed a great weekend of country music,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Committee Chairman Dave Danielson.
Joining Lambert and Johnson will be Gabby Barrett, Jordan Davis, Dylan Scott, Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio, BlackHawk, Nate Smith, Hailey Whitters, George Birge, Chris Kroeze, Jenn Bostic, Anderson Daniels, Chad Johnson and the MN-T’s, and The Shaw Band/The Shaw Brothers. The complete artist lineup may be found HERE. 
“Each year, we work to build a lineup that features something for everyone,” Danielson said. “We’re grateful to be able to announce the lineup in its entirety so fans can make their plans for next summer.”
Organizers are excited to have Minnesota music royalty kick things off in 2023 at the pre-show beer tent party Thursday night.
“There isn’t a name more synonymous with Minnesota music than Shaw,” Danielson said. “Having both the original Shaw Band and The Shaw Brothers is going to make for a memorable Thursday night and will be a great start to the weekend.”


Get ‘em ‘Til You Can’t’

In addition to announcing the complete lineup for Winstock 2023, organizers also unveiled the festival’s “best deal yet” for camping passes and general admission tickets.


With campsites in campgrounds A, B, C, and D already sold out, this is the best opportunity – and best price – to guarantee a spot and not have to worry about it closer to the event.
“For those who didn’t renew at this year’s event for next year, or for those who may be new to Winstock, this is the best way to seal the deal and be sure you’ll be at Winstock next June,” Danielson said. “This is a limited-time offer, and once these sites are gone, they’re gone – they will go fast.”
VIP tickets sold out at this year’s event for 2023. A very limited number of reserved seats are now on sale, as is the best selection of camping sites.
For additional announcements, ticket information, and everything Winstock, go to and sign up for Winstock Email news. Be sure to follow the festival on Twitter @WinstockMNFacebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.


Winstock ’23 lineup announced, old favorites return along with fresh faces


The Winstock Country Music Festival announced its complete lineup Wednesday.


Fatal accident in Woodland Township kills one, injuries two

At 2:33 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 30 SW and Clementa Avenue SW (County Road 110) in Woodland Township.

Wright County deputies responded along with members of the Montrose Fire Department, Waverly Fire Department, Ridgeview Ambulance, and Lifelink Helicopter.

A 2003 Jeep Cherokee was Southbound on Clementa Avenue SW and collided with a 2013 Dodge Avenger that was Westbound on County Road 30. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was identified as Molly Bickman, 52, from Montrose. She was deceased upon the arrival of first responders.

The occupants of the Dodge Avenger were identified as driver Sharon Lachermeier, 71, of Winsted, and passenger William Norman, 72, also of Winsted.

They were transported to the hospital by Lifelink Helicopter and Ridgeview Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.


Freedom Fest in Lester Prairie will feature Donkeyball hosted by Dodge House



Krauser’s Dodge House will be hosting Freedom Fest in Lester Prairie this Saturday, September 17 starting at 1 pm.

Stop out for a day of fun! Donkeyball Baseball starts at 1 pm at the Lester Prairie Ball Fields, bean bags start at 3 pm, Jesse Wemhoff will play music from 5-6 pm, then from 6 pm to Midnight there will be back to back entertainment from Isaiah Muller with the Treefrogs, and South 40.

Food & Drinks start at Noon and go to Midnight!

There are a few more openings for riders at the donkey baseball game on Saturday, September 17.
Let Gary know if your interested.

To learn more visit Dodge House on Facebook at

(320) 395-2877  |  22 Juniper St N, Lester Prairie, MN 55354


Carlson’s Orchard Bakery & Restaurant Opens September 1st

SPONSORED POST – Come visit Carlson’s Orchard Bakery & Restaurant September 1st for their 2022 opening. Restaurant, Bakery, & Apples are in FULL SWING! Open Tues.-Sun. 10-5 & Closed on Mondays. Lunch served from 11-4. Free Sat. Hayrides, Kids Play Area, & Pumpkins • 1893 Montgomery Ave, SW, Winsted • 320-485-3704 •


$50K scratch off ticket sold in Buffalo

There is a big lottery scratch-off winner in Wright County.

According to the Minnesota State Lottery somebody just won $50,000 playing the game Bankroll at the Holiday Stationstore on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Tickets are $20 each to play the game. The top prize is $50,000 and there are 20 of those tickets available. Prizes start at $40.