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Downtown Hoedown at Comerica Park in Detroit

Saddle up and mosey the family on down to one of the biggest county music festivals in the world, celebrating its 30th year on June 8-10, 2012

Summer just wouldn't be summer in southeast Michigan without a good ol' fashioned hoedown. Lucky for all you cowboys and cowgirls, 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the WYCD Downtown Hoedown in Detroit – and it's riding in bigger and better than ever.

Attracting hundreds of thousands of country music fans from around the Midwest and beyond, this three-day festival, once housed at the RiverFront, has relocated to Comerica Park to make room for even more music, entertainment and fun!

This year's superstar line-up includes Michigan's very own Josh Gracin and the Kari Lynch Band, Academy of Country Music (ACM) 2011 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Chris Young, and American Music Award-winning Montgomery Gentry – not to mention two-time 2012 ACM award winner Miranda Lambert – among dozens of other country favorites and up-and-coming stars. (Check out the Metro Parent listing to link to the official website for a full line up of performances and times.)

With four fantastic new stages to see your favorite singers on – and more-accessible concessions, attractions and facilities within the comfort of your favorite baseball stadium – this year's hoedown promises to be a roarin' good time for the whole family.

Tickets for the weekend are going fast: Friday is already sold out! But you can also purchase tickets for Saturday and Sunday for $25 in advance, or for $30 on show day. Tickets are available for sale at all Ticketmaster locations (including its website) or the following box offices: Joe Louis Arena, Fox Theatre and Hockeytown Authentics. Attendees 5 years and older are required to have tickets for event entry. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Beaumont Health System's Healthy Heart Check student heart screening program.

So what are you waiting for? Put on your ridin' hats and take part in country music history! See the Metro Parent listing to learn more about the 2012 Downtown Hoedown in Detroit.

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