Brantley Gilbert will headline Friday’s lineup of musicians, which also includes Aaron Lewis, The Cadillac Three, Jimmie Allen and Levon. On Saturday, the big hitter will be two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Toby Keith, who will perform alongside Jamey Johnson, Colt Ford, High Valley and Waterloo Revival on the stage.
Among Keith’s biggest musical hits are “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” “Beer for My Horses,” “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” “As Good As I Once Was,” “How Do You Like Me Now?” and, more recently, “Red Solo Cup.” He also starred in the 2006 film “Broken Bridges” and alongside comedian Rodney Carrington and rock musician Ted Nugent in the 2008 action comedy “Beer for My Horses,” named after his popular 2003 single with Willie Nelson.
Gilbert’s made a name for himself with his singles “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” “More Than Miles” and “Country Must Be Country Wide,” though his best-known song might be “Dirt Road Anthem,” which he wrote and performed alongside Ford, a country rapper, before Jason Aldean’s cover of it blew up on the radio airwaves, becoming one of the highest-selling digital downloads by a male country artist of all time with more than 4 million copies sold as of April 2014.
For anglers, the lake has a good wiper population that can be caught trolling crankbaits along the dam and blue catfish measuring up to 36 inches or more, according to the KDWPT. White bass, white perch, crappie, walleye and channel catfish also are in fair numbers in the reservoir.
The limit on walleye and wiper is two per day with a 21-inch length limit, with a 20-per-day creel limit on crappie. There is a 25-inch to 35-inch protective slot on blue cats, with a creel limit of five per day and no more than two measuring 35 inches or longer.
To purchase tickets, go to http://www.dammusicfest.com. Park reservations can be made at http://www.ksoutdoors.com or by calling the park office at (316) 321-7180.