Ruckus Festival Tickets - 2020

Fri. Jul 24, 2020 at 5:00pm - Sun. Jul 26, 2020 at 12:00am CDT
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118 days away
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118 days away
$25.00 - $200.00
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Ruckus Festival Tickets - 2020

The Ruckus is entering it's 12th year as a country music festival in west-central Iowa. Located in between Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA, the Ruckus offers a quick drive for people wanting to escape the metro areas and get away for a fun filled weekend, with a festival headlined by Miranda Lambert along with Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Riley Green, and more!


Building on past artists such as Jake Owen, 38 Special, Chris Janson, LANCO, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr., Granger Smith, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, and more, you can expect a great time in front of the stage at the Ruckus.


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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Leigh Lambert (born November 10, 1983) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2003, she finished in third place of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network. Outside her solo career, she is a member of the Pistol Annies alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.

Lambert's debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States and produced the singles "Me and Charlie Talking", "Bring Me Down", "Kerosene", and "New Strings". All four singles reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Three of its singles ("Famous in a Small Town", "Gunpowder & Lead", and "More Like Her") peaked within the top 20 on the country songs chart, with "Gunpowder & Lead" becoming her first top 10 entry in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Two of its songs – "The House That Built Me" and "Heart Like Mine" – topped the Hot Country Songs chart.

2011's Four the Record, included the singles "Baggage Claim", "Over You", "Fastest Girl in Town", "Mama's Broken Heart", and "All Kinds of Kinds". Lambert released her fifth album, Platinum, in 2014. The record won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and the album's lead single "Automatic" reached top 5 on the Country charts. Her sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, was released on November 18, 2016, and subsequently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Chris Janson

In case you haven’t heard, Warner Music Nashville’s Chris Janson is not your typical country artist. He operates on a totally different wavelength, and with his second album, Everybody, we’re all getting tuned in!
Both a crowd-pleasing fixture on the historic Grand Ole Opry and a viral hit maker, he’s been straddling the divide between country’s past and future. A self-taught multi-instrumental wizard; a red-hot fireball of a performer; and a gifted songwriter whose deep messages are often delivered with a clever, lighthearted smirk, those in the know recognize Janson as one of the genre’s most captivating total-package phenomenons.
Superstars have turned into believers, with Keith Urban and Vince Gill calling Janson his pick for Entertainer of the Year and artists as diverse as Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., Justin Moore, LoCash and many others recording his songs.
But now, coming off the career-defining success of his Platinum certified get-rich smash “Buy Me a Boat” and its Top 5 album of the same name, Janson’s turning his creativity loose. And with Everybody, he combines all the elements that make him unique, once and for all.
“With this one you really get a sense of who I am,” he says, reclining into the wicker chair on his back porch where much of Everybody was written. “No one could ever question if it’s real or not, or if I’m really this guy. I lived all these songs, I wrote all these songs and they all come from an absolutely real place.”
Twelve new tracks show off the contrasting shades of Janson’s world. Both a restless ball of energy and a dedicated husband and father, his new tunes bound between jacked-up enthusiasm and heartfelt tenderness. Rafter-shaking electric guitars weave in and out of twangy, pure-country vocals, while homespun hooks and acoustic melodies bring soaring themes of love, life, and legacy down to earth.
Each song was co-written by the rising star himself, and then co-produced with a top-shelf team of Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois, Scott Hendricks and Craig Wiseman. And once it was finished he decided to name it Everybody, because that’s who it’s for.
“I don’t want to come off corny by saying ‘There’s a song for everybody,’ but there really is,” Janson explains. “I wanted to make it a diverse record. I didn’t want to be pigeon holed into one sound or approach, so I wrote a bunch of songs that each had their own individual style.”
The rollicking realist from “Buy Me a Boat” shows back up in “Fix a Drink,” the album’s first single and one of the fastest rising hit of his career. Frenzied early-arrivers to Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour have already turned it into an anthemic live-show highlight, and a string of headlining dates this fall are sure to add to its reputation.
“Every day at my house or on the bus something stops working, or breaks down, and I don’t know how to fix a lot of it, so what do I do? Well, I can fix a drink.”
It’s a near-perfect mirror of Janson’s personality – grinning and playful, but balanced by his own brand of down-home wisdom – and that’s what guided the whole project. Janson was determined to show what makes him tick.
The title track “Everybody” includes a foot-stomping groove and a few more laughs inspired by society’s celebrity fixation, while “Redneck Life” puts the hammer down for a wild-eyed cocktail of punk and country the singer describes as “Social Distortion meets Waylon Jennings.” It offers the best glimpse yet into Janson’s harmonica wielding, 100-mph concerts.
The devoted family man from his Top 20 hit “Holdin’ Her” is revealed again by heart-melting slow jams like “Bein’ a Dad” (something he wouldn’t trade for the world), “Eyes for Nobody” (dedicated to his wife Kelly), and the deceptively-titled “Drunk Girl,” which despite its title is actually a stunning piano ballad about personal integrity.
“I believe you show respect to everybody, especially women. For me, ‘drunk girl’ goes to the heart of that.”
Meanwhile, “Name On It” claims a perfect night in the name of true love, sharing the feel of a romantic radio hit with “Little Bit of Both.” That one’s drenched in flirtatious fun and a strutting horn section – a career first that fits even better than he imagined.
“Our World” and “Who’s Your Farmer” show off his backwoods authenticity (he’s a lifelong outdoorsman), and “Out There” is filled with the unshakable optimism that steered “Buy Me a Boat,” bringing his second album full circle.
“I took the time to write what I wanted to, say what I wanted to, and just have fun,” he explains. “That’s the biggest difference. The Buy Me a Boat album was like trying to catch a wave, but when I started on this record I just felt at peace.”
In short, it’s the realization of a vision he’s been crafting since his childhood, and his most complete self-portrait yet.
“I love this record,” he says plainly. “I come from a dream-big lifestyle and made something out of nothing by working really hard, and I just hope people find happiness and a little bit of themselves in it. To me it’s one of those ‘I still can’t believe this is happening’ things.”
Fans, friends, critics and country-radio tastemakers alike have all seen this coming. Now, Everybody is on the same page.

Granger Smith

Granger Kelly Smith (born September 4, 1979), also known by his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr., is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has released nine studio albums, one live album, and one EP.

Smith was born in Dallas, Texas. At the age of fourteen, he became interested in music and decided to pursue it as a hobby, teaching himself guitar. At nineteen, Smith moved from Texas to Nashville after signing a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing.

Granger Smith was signed to a contract at the age of nineteen in Nashville. He has performed three times at the White House, and in 2008 he traveled to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait. His 2013 album Dirt Road Driveway peaked at number 15 on US country charts and number 11 on US indie charts.

Smith's EP 4x4 was co-produced by Granger and Frank Rogers. The album debuted on the Top Country Albums chart at number 6, and reached number 51 on Billboard 200. The lead single from the album was "Backroad Song", which sold over 32,000 downloads in its first week of release.

On August 12, 2015, Granger announced he had signed with Broken Bow Records imprint Wheelhouse Records, which also assumed promotion of "Backroad Song". Wheelhouse released his album Remington, plus its second single, "If the Boot Fits".

Some of Smith's recordings make use of an alter ego named Earl Dibbles Jr.

On 7th December 2018, Granger Released a Single from his soundtrack album called They Were There, A Hero's Documentary (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)', which came out on Itunes on the 30th November 2018

The Single called They Were There and the Music Video came out on the same day, which was the 7th December 2018.



John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery (born January 20, 1965) is an American country music singer. Montgomery began singing with his brother Eddie, who would later become known as one half of Montgomery Gentry, before beginning his major-label solo career in 1992. He has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, of which seven have reached number one: "I Love the Way You Love Me", "I Swear", "Be My Baby Tonight", "If You've Got Love", "I Can Love You Like That", "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)", and "The Little Girl". 13 more have reached the top 10. "I Swear" and "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" were named by Billboard as the top country songs of 1994 and 1995, respectively. Montgomery's recordings of "I Swear" and "I Can Love You Like That" were both released concurrently with cover versions by the R&B group All-4-One.

Logan Mize

Logan Mize is a Country music artist/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas. In April 2010, Mize signed a publishing/record deal with Big Yellow Dog Music and a booking deal with William Morris Endeavor followed in August 2010. Mize has received air play as a "Highway Find" on satellite radio channel The Highway (Sirius XM). Logan has also experienced success as a songwriter, notably when country music singer Bucky Covington recorded his song “Mexicoma” on his album Good Guys, which charted to No. 30 on Billboard Country Albums and No.43 on Billboard Independent Albums. Logan’s TV features include the “Fabric of Life” Cotton commercial alongside Hayden Panettiere and in the CW series, “Hart of Dixie", which featured both Logan and his band.

Riley Green

If Riley Green isn’t strumming a six-string and singing, chances are you’ll find him dropping a line in the Ohatchee River, deep sea fishing in Orange Beach, AL, turkey hunting at his primitive camp in Arkansas, or deer hunting at his ‘Back 40 Bash’ property. For this 6’4, blue-eyed, country crooner from Jacksonville, AL it’s not just a “Country State of Mind” - it’s a lifestyle.

Riley has achieved an incredible amount of success for someone doing it all on their own. Though you wouldn’t know it by talking to him, Green is as humble as they come for someone who has released three popular EP’s, stars in two TV shows (Winner of Redneck Island on CMT and his very own hunting show on DirtRoadTV), thousands of social media fans/followers, and has played across the southeast for the last 5 years to hordes of music lovers singing the words of his Alabama anthem (“Bury Me In Dixie”) back to him. People don’t even realize Riley’s an accomplished musician when meeting him. He’s not inclined to brag or talk about himself.

Riley was born into songwriting and performing; spending days and nights with his grandfather, Bufford Green. “My PawPaw opened a music hall in 2003, where he’d always say music goes from ‘The Bar Room to The Pulpit and Back’ each Friday Night. My Granddaddy Buford taught me a love for the sound of old traditional country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music,” explains Riley. The youngster performed at the Golden Saw Music Hall, singing songs like “Wreck on the Highway” and “Precious Jewel” by Roy Acuff with his grandfather and other men of his generation. “My Best Friend” was written as a tribute to his Granddaddy Bufford and the influence he had on Riley’s life & music. “Line in the Water” was inspired by fishing trips with his other grandfather, Granddaddy Lendon, who left a mark on the southern boy by showing him how to truly relax and enjoy the southern lifestyle.

Outside of music, Riley always found time for athletics. Riley, a three sport athlete in high school and a walk-on quarterback at Jacksonville State University understands the importance that comes from playing sports and being part of a team.

Many of Riley’s next generation of songs reflect on the experiences of a young southern man trying to find his place in the world. With a mixture of outlaw-rebellion and respect for tradition, Riley combined these values to create his own style. “’A Little Hank’ and ‘Almost’ reflect the battle of values and what my grandfather referred to as ‘the fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning,’” he explains. Green’s latest EP titled “County Line” which was released earlier this year and reached #14 on the iTunes Country Chart. He has also been recognized by BuzzFeed and Whiskey Riff as an up-and-comer to keep an eye on.

At the end of the day, Riley Green is still that Alabama boy grounded in the values instilled by generations of southern gentlemen. The outdoors man (who is more than likely to address you by Sir or Mam) remains true to himself whether he’s headlining his annual homecoming show (Back 40 Bash) in front of thousands of fans or tending his deer plots as his golden Labrador (Sadie) follows close behind. This is only the beginning for the next country music star from Dixie! For more information on Riley Green visit www.rileygreenmusic.com

Phil Vassar

Phillip George Vassar (born May 28, 1964) is an American country music artist. Vassar made his debut on the country music scene in the late 1990s, co-writing singles for several country artists, including Tim McGraw ("For a Little While", "My Next Thirty Years"), Jo Dee Messina ("Bye, Bye", "I'm Alright"), Collin Raye ("Little Red Rodeo"), and Alan Jackson ("Right on the Money"). In 1999, he was named by American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as Country Songwriter of the Year. Later that same year, Vassar was signed to Arista Nashville as a recording artist. His debut album, Phil Vassar, was released in early 2000, producing five hit singles on the U.S.

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Weekend Pass VIP $200.00
Weekend Pass GA $100.00
Star of the Ruckus + More Details $130.00
Weekend Pass Seated $140.00
Friday GA $75.00
Saturday GA $85.00
6 Drink Tickets + More Details $25.00
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Guthrie County Fairgrounds 508 W. State St.
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
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