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98 FM KCQ Country Music Fest

 

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::: LIVE AND FREE ON SAGINAW'S OJIBWAY ISLAND :::


* Over 90,000 Fans Fill Saginaw's Ojibway Island for the KCQ Country Music Fest *

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

A close-up of Travis Tritt as he performs at the 98 FM KCQ Country Music Fest.

by Jason Rzucidlo
americajr@americajr.com

 

SAGINAW, Mich. -- More than 90,000 people came out to see Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson and Jessica Andrews on Saginaw's Ojibway Island. It was all for the 98 FM KCQ Country Music Fest, an annual summertime tradition in Mid Michigan. The island was turned into a sea of people for one day. This year's festival was a little smaller with three main acts instead of five. Local band Stone Cold performed at 11 a.m. and in between the main acts. However, country music fans still came out to enjoy a day of free music.

The weather started out rainy. But by 11 a.m., the rain ended and everything went on as scheduled. There was partly cloudy skies above during the entire festival. That didn't dampen the spirit of country music fans who waited hours to stake our their prime viewing spots on the island. The temperature was in the high 80's and low 90's. Water was the most popular item at the festival.

The festival was completely FREE and open to the public. In addition to the music, there was a classic car show and a motorcycle show. There was a lot more motorcycles than last year. In addition, there was no shortage of classic cars. There was an arts and crafts tent and a children's area as well. Inside the food tent, there was Famous Dave's BBQ, Jet's Pizza and many other food vendors.

The New Faces Stage was removed from this year's festival. Many people complained that they would lose their seat if they got up and walked over the other side of the island. Instead, the radio station opted to create the KCQ Island Stage. It was a smaller stage located right next to the main stage. Flint-based country band Stone Cold performed on the island stage during the festival.

Jessica Andrews was the first national act to perform on the main stage. She returned to the area after performing at the Downtown Hoedown in Detroit last month. Andrews performed all of her hit singles including "Who I Am", "There's More To Me Than You" and "Summer Girl". She entertained the crowd with her latest single "Everything". Andrews recently signed with Carolwood Records. She is currently working on a new album that should be released sometime this year.

Jamey Johnson was the next act to perform on the main stage. He entertained the crowd for a very long time -- more than an hour. Johnson was a songwriter before he became a singer. He did his version of "Give It Away", a George Strait song. Johnson also performed his hit singles "The Dollar", "High Cost of Living", and "Rebelicious". He wrapped up his performance by singing his ACM award-winning song "In Color". Johnson's latest album, That Lonesome Song, was released in 2008 on Mercury Nashville Records.

Travis Tritt was the third national act to perform on the main stage. He was one of the biggest stars to ever grace the stage of the KCQ Country Music Fest. Tritt was more than 30 hit singles on the Billboard Country charts. He performed many of his hit singles including "Help Me Hold On", "Anymore" and "Foolish Pride", a song he wrote but hasn't performed in over 10 years. Tritt also performed some newer singles including songs off his latest album, The Storm, which was released in 2007 on Category 5 Records.

The Country Music Fest is organized by Saginaw radio station WKCQ 98.1 FM. The event started in 1992 with its first performers being Trisha Yearwood and Aaron Tippin. Ever since, it has grown into one of the largest FREE country concerts in the region.

Thanks for coming out to the 98 FM KCQ Country Music Fest. We look forward to seeing you in 2010...

Special thanks to 98 FM KCQ for giving us preferred seating passes so we could take these great photos for you.

 

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

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Jessica Andrews performs at the 98 FM KCQ Country Music Fest.

 

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

Jamey Johnson performs at the 98 FM KCQ Country Music Fest.

 

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Each year, the 98 FM KCQ Country Music Fest takes over Ojibway Island in downtown Saginaw. The one-day festival includes music, a classic car show, a motorcycle show and an Arts and Crafts area. National artists perform on the Main Stage and Newcomers perform on the New Faces Stage. Sponsors of the festival include Chrysler - Dodge - Jeep, Northwest Energy and HealthPlus of Michigan.

 

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