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The 2015 Bakersfield Rock & Country Music & Art Festival is located in Bakersfield, California. It was a one-day series of concerts with 34 national acts, and over 50 local acts all performing on a total of seven stages.
The festival is the brainchild of local attorney George Martin, who for years organized the "Bakersfield Business Conference", a hot-ticket conclave that has drawn to the city A-listers from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and sports. This festival has been compared to those such as Coachella, Stagecoach, Bakersfield Jazz Festival, and many more big name festivals. It was a way for Bakersfield residents to see famous musicians without having to worry about traveling and booking hotels.
The festival has three different categories of stages that concert-goers can go to in order to watch their favorite acts. The different stages include: Classic Rock, Country, and Legends. The Classic Rock stage is for attendees who want to take it back a few decades and want the music to "choose them." The country stage is for those who know and love country music, whether they are young or old. The Legends stage is for those who want to travel back in time and relive the legends of country, rock and popular music.
This festival has brought in over 34 national acts as well as over 50 talented homegrown local acts. The lineup includes some big names such as Kellie Pickler, LeeAnn Rimes, Gloriana, and many more. The bands and acts that attended the 2015 Festival were:Teddy Spanke & The Tex Pistols
Rockwell & The Blackboard Playboys
Rick Reno Stevens
Foster & Friends
The Ray Sisters
John Hollins Band
Cowboy Calvin Band
Kern River Band
Tommy Hays Band
Bobby Durham Band
Banshee in the Kitchen
The Nightlife Band
The Bakersfield Band
Danny Garone and The Iron Outlaws
Catfish Hunter Band
Peter, Paul and Mary Tribute
The Wayward Winds
Tina Michelle & the Rhinestone Cowboys
Brant Cotton Band
Marc Madewell & the Fireball Express
The Festival is not only an event for music lovers, but there are also many different events going on. For example, there is "Wonderland" which is a mini amusement park for kids and parents to enjoy. There is also a car show, arts and crafts show, sports village, fireworks spectacular, many culinary delights for friends and family to enjoy, and many more exciting events available to check out.