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3 Day Music Festival on the Country 92.5 Stage

Blackstone Cherry Saturday 8pm

For 17 years, Black Stone Cherry has put forth a new vicious breed of Southern rock, injecting youthful vitality and a myriad of fresh new influences into the beloved American rock tradition. To date, the band has released five critically acclaimed albums, and one well-received blues EP. Black Stone Cherry has also rocked 12,000cap arena shows, topped the UK charts, and shared the stage with a diverse roster of superstars, including Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Mötorhead, and ZZ Top.
Black Stone Cherry came together in 2001 in Edmonton, Kentucky, eventually coalescing around the lineup of Chris Robertson, vocals and guitar; Ben Wells, guitar and vocals; Jon Lawhon, bass and vocals; and John Fred Young, drums. Young's dad Richard, and his Uncle Fred, are two members of the iconic country-fried rock n’ roots band The Kentucky HeadHunters, and the high school-aged boys came up honing their craft in the group’s Practice House, a 1940s bungalow.
“We grew up in the Kentucky Headhunters’ rehearsal space, looking up at posters of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, the Stones, Montrose, and the Faces. We were like kids someone took in a time capsule and put in the woods,” says drummer John Fred Young.

Family comes first—you can never forget who was there with you from the start. The Edmonton, Kentucky-based rock n’ roll quartet Black Stone Cherry was raised on musical forefathers such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, and the Faces, among other 1970s staples, and, now, with its sixth album, Family Tree, BSC salutes its classic rock heritage and honors its legacy with a beast of a Southern rock n’ roll album.
“We caught divine intervention with this one,” guitarist Ben Wells says with a good chuckle. “We hit a creative spark and tapped into a spirit and a fire we hadn’t before.” Drummer John Fred Young adds: “Family Tree showcases all of our collective musical influences and how we have taken those to create something that is truly our own unique Southern American Rock ‘N Roll Sound.”

NASHVILLE DRIVE Saturday 6:45pm

Nashville recording artist Nashville Drive is Connecticut’s premier modern Country band performing originals and paying tribute to some of today’s country favorites. Their debut EP reached all the way to #13 on iTunes Top New Country Releases.
Nashville Drive has opened for National recording artists Colt Ford, Craig Campbell, Chris Janson, The LACS, Blackjack Billy, Josh Thomson, Casey James, Molly Hatchet.

They perform through out New England, NY and NJ at casinos, ski resorts, universities, town concerts, and country fairs and state fairs.


Event Host and Emcee

DeeJay Backwoods, #ConnecticutsCountryDJ, is currently on his 2019 Tour, playing nightly all throughout the Northeast and beyond. DeeJay Backwoods can be found making appearances at many local country events, as well as opening for some of the biggest concerts in the area. DeeJay Backwoods can also be found doing many events with Kicks 105.5. In addition, DeeJay Backwoods is the house DJ for Pub 67 Taproom in Seymour, Connecticut. DeeJay Backwoods writes lyrics for many local and up and coming bands and ultimately strives for a Nashville hit. This is DeeJay Backwoods' fifth year hosting the musical entertainment for the Goshen Stampede main stage, as well as his fourth year hosting the Kicks 105.5 Backwoods Nation Stage which will feature acoustic musical acts. DeeJay Backwoods will be DJing on the main stage between sets throughout the weekend and opening for Nashville Drive and Colt Ford on Saturday! DeeJay Backwoods is based out of Southbury, Connecticut and enjoys getting reckless and making terrible life decisions.

Follow DJ Backwoods on tour at Facebook.com/TheDJBackwoods, on Instagram @deejay_backwoods or come see him while you're at the Stampede for an autograph or picture, and to join the Backwoods Nation!

Mattson Rose Saturday 5:30pm

Americana Pop and Modern Country Band native to Connecticut, .Frontman Greg Mattson is an unusually talented singer/songwriter from Western Connecticut who with his songwriting partner Matt have crafted a unique combination of accessible American music.Their fresh sound has been refined by world class musician/producer Polo Jones (Zucchero) as they complete their debut EP. The EP is a collection of catchy songs that is currently being recorded in both California and Nashville with an expected release in the summer of 2018.A host of "A list" musicians have been brought to the project by Polo and highlight Greg’s soulful voice while elevating Mattson Rose’s songs to their full potential. The band is very engaging on stage and with the upcoming release of the EP, efforts are on-going to prepare for live touring.Mattson Rose already has a strong social media presence and touring is anticipated to rapidly expand their fan-base. You can find Mattson Rose on Spotify. Mattson Rose is currently signed with Umbo Gumbo LLC, a central Connecticut based record label.


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Cody Bondra & The Contraband Saturday 4:PM

A five-piece Country Rock group out of New Hartford, CT. With diverse setlists and a fantastic stage show, the band has played theaters, state fairs, and festivals in Connecticut and beyond. Currently promoting their debut E.P. Nothin' Wrong, the band has received radio play all over the world with the help of Sirius XM.

“Cody Bondra & The Contraband, a new group coming to us out of Connecticut, recently released their newest single, 'I'm Alive.' This feisty track features a catchy melody, with stunning harmonies and fierce instrumentation to balance it all out. Bondra's lyrics are raw and powerful, and the energetic group behind him only enhances their meaning and speak to the true emotions underlying the words.” - WCHC 88.1 FM, WORCESTER

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Forgotten by Friday, Saturday 2:30pm

Forgotten by Friday is a high-energy Alt Country/Rock band out of Southern Connecticut. Their influences include: Keith Urban, Lynryd Skynryd, Bon Jovi, and The Zack Brown Band. They have made a reputation as one of the best original bands in New England by playing the top-tier venues from Vermont to Nashville. They bring incredible musicianship with solid songwriting and a fun interactive stage show to their live performances.

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Northern Bred Country Band Saturday 1:PM

Northern Bred Country Band is dedicated to classic country music from the past. They craft their sound from the old honkytonk jukebox heroes while playing both originals and selections from some of country music’s most storied legends. Singer/songwriter and rhythm guitar player Mike Lynch has been playing classic country for over 30 years. He is joined by Mat Gonzales on the lead guitar, Fred Colgan on drums, and Duffy Craig on bass.

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Jason Gerrish Saturday 12pm

Jason has had a passion for music from an early age. Although being influenced by many different styles of music, the specific category that resonated the most with Jason is country music. The honesty, integrity and values of country music have rung true to Jason since he discovered the genre. Jason always knew that music was what God had put in his heart to do as a passion. Jason was professionally trained, but technique alone doesn't set Jason apart from others. Every note comes directly from Jason's heart to his vocal cords with a refreshing honesty and vulnerability. Jason has been described as, “singing from the heart with a foot rooted deep in Country Music's soul.”

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Jason Gerrish Friday 5:PM

A high energy Rock Band, uncompromised in our faith IN Jesus Christ, and our passion to rock! Our desire is to encourage all to become the person God created you to be. TBP combines the most powerful Message with a powerful sound!

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Mike Collins Band Friday 6:30PM

Whether it's country, pop, or classic rock, The Mike Collins Band is sure to get your feet moving and yours hands clapping! The Mike Collins Bands might be a country band on the surface, but don’t let that fool you. When The Mike Collins Band first came together, there was a very simple vision. That vision was form a band with the most charismatic and talented players in Connecticut that love all styles of music. The Mike Collins Band consists of musicians that have experience in all genres including classical, funk, jazz, punk, classic rock, and even metal. The Mike Collins Band takes all this experience and serves up a cocktail of musical spirits with a twist of their own interpretations! Any wedding, private event or average Saturday night getting drinks with friends, quickly turns into a rocking country party when The Mike Collins Band shows up!
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Hicktown Sunday 12:PM


Shot Down Sunday 1:30PM

This group of longtime musician friends represents what country music is all about. They work hard, respect family, friends, and tradition. They have an unrelenting love for their country and yes they are deeply committed to celebrating the good times! It originally started with a few songs and since has grown. Shot Down began as fun between friends and continues to grow into something more! So come get SHOT DOWN with the boys and see for yourself what everyone is talking about! From the latest hits, to the all time classics come check out a show and sing along.

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Just Below Me Sunday 3:PM

Connecticut's ultimate dynamic four piece party band kickin' out nothing but the best anthems around... JBM style.You won't be sitting down at our shows...bank it!The tunes are diverse, from AC/DC to Jason Aldean to Jay-Z to Prince to ZZ Top... and all things in between.There's rock, pop, hip hop, and even a little bit of country with some extra flavor applied.We only play the covers that get your feet moving like you are under-medicated and make you dance like no one is watching!Hoist up your drink!Come check it out because it's the party you've been craving... and it's the night out you deserve!

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