8 Things We Miss the Most About Country Music Concerts

It has been a year without live music, and we still desperately miss country music concerts. However, we see the light at the end of the tunnel with artists like Eric Church and Kane Brown announcing future tour dates! Until then though, here are the 8 things we miss the most about country music concerts.

  1. The Good Vibes

There is absolutely nothing like listening to live music. The atmosphere, the adrenaline, the artists, the fans, absolutely EVERYTHING feels magical. We cannot wait for that feeling again!


  1. The Sound of Live Music

Albums and records are great, but there is nothing quite like hearing your favorite artist perform live. There are so many artists that we cannot wait to see as soon as we get back to some resemblance of normalcy.


  1. The Tailgate

If you have ever joined us at a show, especially at Jones Beach, then you know how much we love to tailgate! The tailgate sets the tone for the rest of the night and allows fans to connect and bond over the music.


  1. Connecting with Other Fans

One of the things we love most about NYCountry Swag is getting to connect with our followers at live shows by some of our favorite artists all across New York City and Long Island.


  1. Singing Along to Every Song

This one goes without saying. We even miss the raspy voice you get the day after the concert from singing your heart out for three hours straight!


  1. The $15 Beers at the Venue

What we would do to pay that much for a beer right now…


  1. Discovering new music acts to love

Although we pride ourselves on being tastemakers in the industry and always know all the acts performing at concerts, we love watching our friends and other fans experience a new artist for the first time. We’ll never forget when Tenille Townes took the stage as an opener at Dierks Bentley’s concert, and how crazy everyone went for the newcomer.


  1. Hearing Our Favorite Song Live

At this point, we have a whole list of songs that we cannot wait to hear live! We’re sure you do too!


Let us know, what are you missing most about concerts?! and sure to check out the full list of upcoming tours here.

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Country Music Tour Announcements for 2021-22

It looks like it won’t be much longer until we can all enjoy some live music again! Check out which artists have announced tours so far for the upcoming 2021-22 season…

  • Thomas Rhett – The Center Point Road Tour with Cole Swindell & Gabby BarrettMore Info
  • Brothers Osborne – The We’re Not For Everyone Tour with Tenille Townes & Travis DenningMore Info
  • Kane Brown – The Blessed & Free Tour with Jordan Davis, Chase Rice, & Restless RoadMore Info 
  • Eric Church – The Gather Again TourMore Info
  • Luke Bryan – The Proud To Be Right Here Tour – More Info 
  • Chris Stapleton – The All-American Road Show Tour – More Info
  • Luke Bryan’s ‘Crash My Playa’ 4-Night Experience in Riveria Cancun, Mexico Returns January 2022 with Jason Aldean More Info
  • Dierks Bentley – The Beers On Me Tour – More Info
  • Zac Brown Band – The Comeback Tour – More Info
  • Dan and Shay – The (Arena) Tour – More Info
  • Kip Moore – The How High Tour – More Info
  • Little Big Town – The Nightfall Tour Returns – More Info

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BREAKING: Luke Bryan’s ‘Crash My Playa’ Returns January 2022

Luke Bryan’s ‘Crash My Playa’, a 4-night all-inclusive live concert vacation experience hosted in Riviera Cancun, Mexico returns January 2022. Get all the details here.

Joining Luke Bryan for the spectacular event will be Jason Aldean, along with many more soon-to-be-announced artists. The special weekend takes place January 19-22, 2022 at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Riviera Cancun, Mexico.

New for 2022: Crash My Playa venue is now located at the sunrise section of the resort!

Next year’s event promises to be even bigger and better, which speaking from somebody who has attended the incredible event in the past is going to be pretty hard to top! With 4 days of country music and special events day in and day out, this is a trip not to miss.

Round up the crew now and grab those tickets for an unforgettable getaway. All-inclusive ticket packages go on sale Friday, April 23rd at 1PM ET, but Luke Bryan fan club – “The Nut House” members get presale access on April 22nd.

For tickets and more information, visit: Payment plans will also be available for your convenience.

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Best Country Music Festivals to Travel to This Winter

Calling all country music fans who want to escape the cold for a long weekend, we have compiled a list of the top country music festivals worth traveling to this winter.  Whether its a quick getaway to Florida or traveling across the pond, we’ve got you covered.


Photo Via @Crashmyplaya Facebook

Luke Bryan’s 5th year of Crash My Playa is happening January 23rd-26th, 2019 in Riveria Maya, Mexico. Get ready for 4 nights worth of amazing beachfront country music from artists such as Luke Bryan who will be headlining two nights, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, and Lauren Alaina.  Be sure to check out the all-inclusive 2019 packages that are on sale now at as it is your only way into the party. Additional artists will be announced soon.


Photo via @Country2Country Facebook – Luke Dyson Photography

Feel like heading to Europe next year? Country 2 Country is happening in March of 2019 and tickets for the festival are on sale Friday, October 26th, 2018.  C2C is a three day, three city event with featuring incredible artists in London, England at the historic O2, Dublin at the 3 Arena, and Glasgow at the SSE Hydro Arena. Headliners will be announced soon.  To buy tickets at the end of this month go to their website


Photo via @countrythunder Facebook

Head to Florence, Arizona if you are up for one of the biggest camping parties at the Country Thunder Music Festival happening April 11th-14th, 2019.  Last year’s headliner’s included Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, and Cole Swindell. Keep checking their website as the 2019 line up will be announced soon.


Photo via @TortugaMusicFestival Facebook

Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida will be a huge party with three consecutive nights of country music from April 12th to April 14th, 2019. Join the first announced headliner and “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean along with more than 100,000 other country music lovers for live country music right on the beach. Stay tuned for the announcement of the other two headliners and the complete lineup. Hotel and VIP packages are on sale now at


Photo via @StagecoachFestival Facebook

Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California will run from Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th, 2019.  Last year’s incredible talent included artists such as Garth Brooks, Florida Georiga Line, and Keith Urban. Although the advance sale is over with, be sure to check out their website for information on travel packages and announcements of when tickets will go on sale.  More than 75,000 people filled the grounds of the Empire Polo Club last year, so be sure to get your tickets early as this is a popular festival.

So, if you are looking to get out of the cold,  do some traveling and see some of your favorite artists along the way, *in a warm environment* these festivals are the way to go!



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