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Lakes Jam Announces Final Headliner for 2023


Award-Winning Multi-Platinum Country Artist Dustin Lynch to Perform at Lakes Jam in 2023

Grand Ole Opry member and award-winning country artist Dustin Lynch is headlining the country and rock festival Lakes Jam in 2023. His performance will be on the Bud Light Main Stage on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. Passes are available now at

Dustin Lynch has “built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music” (Billboard) with over 3.3 billion streams across digital platforms for songs including number one hit “Thinkin’ Bout You,” and chart toppers “Ridin’ Roads” and “Good Girl.”

He has won an iHeartRadio Music Award for Country Song of the Year and a CMT Music Awards for Male Video of the Year for the song “Small Town Boy.” Lynch has also had nominations for Billboard Music Awards throughout his career.

Rounding out the Lakes Jam lineup, highly-requested band Skillet is returning for the second time as the rock headliner. They’ll take the stage on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Honky tonk legend Mark Chesnutt and breakout country artist Mitchell Tenpenny will follow up after Lauren Watkins on Friday for HARDY, who was announced as a country headliner earlier this month.

Other performers include country entertainers Sara Evans, Chris Lane, and Jackson Dean and rock bands Soul Asylum and Black Stone Cherry. Visit for more announcements on the hottest country and rock festival lineup of the summer.

Lakes Jam is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this upcoming year with 4 stages and nearly 30 rock and country artists. Jammers will also have access to outdoor entertainment including watercross, drifting, lawn mower racing, poker tournaments, mud trucks and a bean bag tourney / costume contest. Campers can bring their ATVs, UTVs and golf carts with the required ATV pass for transportation around the 600 acre Brainerd International Raceway grounds.

Campground reservations are open and 1 day, 3 day and VIP passes are on sale and available at

Jammers get the chance to win passes, experiences, merch and more by following Lakes Jam on social media or attending Pre-Jam parties!: