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Here’s what you need to know for this week’s Country Thunder Arizona

Apr 5, 2022, 12:00 PM

PHOENIX — Country Thunder Arizona returns to its typical April schedule this week with a four-day lineup of performers in Florence.

It will be the music festival’s second Arizona appearance in the past six months, with the 2021 event happening in October following multiple postponements due to COVID-19.

As always, officials are reminding festivalgoers to stay safe while having fun.

“Be smart, if you drink, don’t drive,” Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer said in a public service announcement. “Enjoy yourself, and if you do drink call a rideshare or call a friend, but please don’t put our community or yourself at risk.”

The 2021 event saw a dip in DUI arrests compared to previous years. There were 16 arrests compared to more than a 100 combined at the 2018 and 2019 festivals. There was no 2020 event due to the pandemic.

Here’s a look at what to expect at this week’s Country Thunder, including headliners and other event information:

When: 1 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday.

Will call and the front gate are open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Campgrounds open Wednesday morning.

Where: 20585 E. Water Way in Florence, about 65 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix.

Tickets: Full weekend and single-day general admission tickets are still available. Also, platinum experience packages are still available for Thursday and Sunday.

Reserved seats and all camping options are sold out.

Thursday main stage schedule: Nolan Sotillo at 5 p.m., Lindsay Ell at 6:30 p.m., Randy Houser at 8 p.m., Riley Green at 10 p.m.

Friday main stage schedule: Jackson Dean at 2 p.m., James Barker Band at 3:30 p.m., Phil Vassar at 5 p.m., Michael Ray at 6:30 p.m., Gabby Barrett at 8 p.m., Blake Shelton at 10 p.m.

Saturday main stage schedule: Tyler Braden at 2 p.m., McKenzie Porter at 3:30 p.m., Blanco Brown at 5 p.m., Tracy Lawrence at 6:30 p.m., Hardy at 8 p.m., Morgan Wallen at 10 p.m.

Sunday main stage schedule: Maggie Rose at 2:30 p.m., Sawyer Brown at 4 p.m., Jameson Rodgers at 5:30 p.m., Chase Rice at 7 p.m., Florida Georgia Line at 9 p.m.

Bag policy: Only clear plastic bags up to 14x17x6 inches, standard 1 gallon disposable freezer bags and small clutches no larger than 4½x6½ inches are allowed. No backpacks, large purses, camera bags or coolers are permitted.

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Here’s what you need to know for this week’s Country Thunder Arizona