CHRIS CAGLE and CONFEDERATE RAILROAD set to headline 3rd Annual Backwoods Boat Festival at
Lake Hill Winery in Carthage.

Carthage, IL – The 3rd Annual, newly re-named Backwoods Boat Festival (to pay homage to the popular cardboard boat racing event) is pulling out all of the stops this year with their musical entertainment. The event will be held Friday August 22nd & Saturday August 23rd outdoors at Lake Hill Winery. Country Chart-Topper CHRIS CAGLE will headline Friday night with DEVIN CLEMONS BAND and JERAD HARNESS & BLACKGRASS kicking things off. Saturday night will be headlined by Country Outlaw Legendary Group CONFEDERATE RAILROAD with MADD HOSS JACKSON, and opening act STAGGARD. Tickets on sale now. One Day $23  and 2 day passes will be $40.

Advanced tickets will be available online at www.SHOWCLIX.COM or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS. They will also be available to purchase in person at Lake Hill Winery during normal operating hours, Wear Drug inside County Market in Carthage and the Wear Drug location in La Harpe. More ticket outlets possibly to be announced soon. Music starts at 7:00pm on Friday and 5:30pm on Saturday. The nightly concerts are for patrons 21 and older.


Bigger Picture Music Group Recording Artist CHRIS CAGLE has been entertaining fans since his break-out album “Play it Loud” hit the streets in 2000. His breakthrough hit “I Breathe In, I Breath Out” garnered him his first #1 single on the country charts. Since then he has released 4 more major albums and charted 11 Top 40 Singles with hits such as 2007’s “What Kinda Gone” and most recently 2012’s “Got My Country On.” CAGLE has been a fan favorite since his debut; known for his high energy stage shows and dedication to his fans that proudly call themselves “cagleheads,” CHRIS CAGLE has been a mainstay on the national touring circuit for almost 15 years.

Country hit makers CONFEDERATE RAILROAD burst out of the honky tonks and onto national country radio in the early 90’s with top 5 hits such as “Jesus and Mama,” “Queen of Memphis,” and “Daddy never was the Cadillac Kind.” When they released their Top 10 hit “Trashy Women” in 1993, it wasn’t know that it would become a staple in the history of country music and over 2 decades later still reigns as an anthem for country fans across America. Known as one of the hardest working bands in country music, CONFEDERATE RAILROAD have consistently toured the globe for the past 22 years, still playing 100+ shows a year. They released a fan favorite new single entitled “Fast Cars, Guitars, and Fine Tuned Women” in 2013 true to their outlaw honky tonk roots and the band shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.


FRI.          8/22 7:00 PM JERAD HARNESS             
FRI.          8/22 8:30 PM DEVIN CLEMONS BAND           
FRI.          8/22 10:30 PM CHRIS CAGLE                         

SAT.   8/23 5:30 PM STAGGARD                         
SAT    8/23 7:00 PM MADD HOSS JACKSON                





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