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Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm MST


Festival brings a packed lineup of country music’s top artists to Illinois

TAYLORVILLE, Illinois – USA Concerts and Events is proud to announce the 2020 artist lineup for the annual country music festival, Tailgate N’ Tallboys. Trace Adkins, Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., and Whiskey Myers are set to headline the three-day festival in its first year since moving from the Peoria, Illinois riverfront. Other top artists include Chris Lane, Upchurch and Whitey Morgan. The multistage event will feature more than 15 top country artists and is set for July 30 through August 1, 2020, in the Taylorville, Illinois countryside.

Tailgate N’ Tallboys has established itself as one of the top country music festivals in the Midwest, and 2020 will mark its fifth year in the central Illinois area. This year, the festival boasts a diverse and impressive lineup including Blanco Brown, Ernest, Larry Fleet, The Steel Woods, Them Dirty Roses, Adam Calhoun, Jelly Roll, and Struggle Jennings.

“I’ve always envisioned a diverse lineup for the festival,” said Steven Crusen, Co-Owner of Tailgate N’ Tallboys. “The true country fan enjoys listening to all sorts of country music, not just one genre. Tailgate N’ Tallboys is about enjoying the music and bringing everyone together.”

In addition to a new home, Tailgate N’ Tallboys will have a new theme of Taking Country Back to the Country for the 2020 festival. Refocusing the festival to be a place where experience thrives, Tailgate N’ Tallboys will now feature camping, a carnival, escape rooms, axe throwing, bags tournaments, mud volleyball, and an ATV and UTV obstacle course with a $25,000 purse.

“I think there’s going to be a major ‘wow’ factor this year in terms of what you can experience at the festival,” said Tailgate N’ Tallboys Co-Owner, Wayne Klein. “Our main focus is still the music, but our goal is for attendees to have an awesome experience, create a family outside of their family and turn Tailgate N’ Tallboys into a yearly ritual.”

Tailgate N’ Tallboys tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 7, at 10:00 A.M. CST. Three-day general admission tickets, reserved tickets and VIP tickets are all available along with a range of camping options, including family-friendly areas, at various price points. All tickets and camping options can be purchased by visiting


Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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