BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Thousands of country music fans were out in Brownsville Sunday enjoying the last day of the Willamette Country Music Festival. This is the event’s fifth year and from the organizers to the fans and even the vendors, everyone seemed to agree that the event was a true success.
Fans lined up early for some good seats for the last day of the festival. Some waited patiently for nearly four hours for the gates to open. Organizers said it’s just one of the signs proving the event’s success. A success that has grown from just a few acts and less than a thousand patrons to a now massive event drawing in the biggest names and crowds from all over the nation.
“To grow this fast in five years is just really unheard of. It’s really a tribute to the fans, the country fans in the Northwest, the sponsors that we’ve built and the community in Brownsville that’s supported us and made this all happen,” said Don Leber, Bi-Mart’s Director of Advertising.
Organizers said the concert series brought in about 15,000 people each day. Feedback from fans has been nothing but great and many are already lining up to renew their passes for next year when both Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley roll into town.