MUSIC CITY HITS MIAMI FOR INAUGURAL COUNTRY BAY FEST

Nashville invaded Miami last weekend for the city's first major country festival. Lainey Wilson, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Lee Brice, Elle King, Chris Young and Randy Houser were among the headliners for Loud & Live's inaugural Country Bay Fest. We can neither confirm nor deny that Loud & Live CEO Nelson Albareda—pictured with CMA Entertainer of the Year Wilson—wore cowboy boots with shorts all weekend.

Among the thousands that were in attendance at Miami Marine Stadium throughout the weekend, 40% were Latino, underscoring the diverse and growing base of those embracing country music.

Country Bay Fest is slated to return to Miami next year for its second edition on 11/9-10, 2024.

Photo: Manny Hernandez

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