Annual Country Thunder Music Festival Returns to Wisconsin

Country thunderGrab your cowboy hat and boots because the 23rd annual Country Thunder Music Festival is coming to town! A staple of local entertainment for years, this popular festival attracts thousands of people from all parts of the country. The best part is residents of The Trails of Pheasant Ridge don’t have to drive far to enjoy this amazing event.

For the 2017 festival, headlining acts include Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Billy Currington, Old Dominion, Big & Rich and more. Tent camping and RVs are welcome for this four-day event from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23. Admission is $50 on Thursday, $75 for the other three days, and there is a four-day general admission bundle for $190. Besides enjoying a day of country music, the venue offers fun for everyone with retail vendors, official merchandise booths, bars, a food court, a Ferris wheel and more.

The shows are dramatic and bring emotion to the stage, as well as the audience. But, like any big festival, it’s not just about the music. The common goal is to unite the community and the thousands of individuals who have come to enjoy your hometown. Country Thunder always seems to bring out the best in people; guests will see people in all walks of life helping one another out through various kind gestures.

This event is so close to our Richmond, Illinois, community, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge, that residents can literally hear the event from their homes. The Country Thunder festival is right up North Burlington/Richmond Road from this community, which offers great access to other local activities like this one. With prices ranging from the $190s to the $270s, the buyer can choose from nine floor plans, and homes with two to three bedrooms and two. One- or two-floor plans are available with between 1,503 and 2,929 square feet. The Trails of Pheasant Ridge’s close proximity to both Chicago and Milwaukee is another benefit of living in this charming community.

For more information on The Trails of Pheasant Ridge or any of the Gerstad Builders’ communities, call 815-344-4830 or visit

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