By: Sara Walters

This summer is going to be booming.

With an impressive lineup of country stars hitting the stage at the newly-formed festival, Country Boom, the La Crosse area is excited to host this fun-filled event. Here are five things you should know before you head to the festival on July 13-14, 2018.

Location, Location, Location

A former golf course, Maple Grove isn’t quite the cornfield the acts will be singing about. Instead, fest goers can relax in the shade of mature trees and beat the heat of summer while enjoying the show. Located just outside of La Crosse in West Salem, Wisconsin, it’s easily accessible and convenient for Interstate travelers.

Stay and Play

Country Boom is a weekend-long event, so if you plan to party, plan to stay. Options for lodging include camping on-site and a variety of nearby hotels, some of which will provide shuttles. For those who plan to rough it, the campsites don’t offer electricity, though there will be a shower trailer available for use.

Music that Rocks

Boasting a lineup of Nashville hotshots, Country Boom has big headliners for a smaller festival. Both Friday and Saturday night feature an array of chart toppers with some solid opening acts to enjoy, as well. To name a few…Randy Houser, Chase Rice, former Staind front man Aaron Lewis, Phil Vassar, and Tyler Farr. See the full line-up here

Take it up a Notch

Want the full VIP experience? County Boom’s got it. Private bathrooms, all you can drink, main stage seating and exclusive dining options—what’s not to like?

Big City Bands, Small Town Feel

Yes, you’ll be able to hear your favorite acts performing their radio hits. But the beauty of Country Boom is that it all happens in a small town with a true country feel. No big city traffic, just down home music fans.


Disclaimer: This is just my perspective on La Crosse County events, businesses and activities. I’m only one local opinion. Explore the rest of the site to learn more on those that I’ve missed.

Sara Walters


Sara Walters is a writer, mom and marketing professional. She lives in La Crescent, MN with her husband and two daughters, Caroline and Maggie. Visit Sara’s website at

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