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This article was published 17/3/2016 (2083 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Dauphin's Countryfest will have a definite Manitoba flavour when the music festival kicks off June 30.
The full lineup was announced this morning, and includes six acts that won Manitoba Country Music Awards last fall. They include Elkhorn's Kendra Kay (female artist of the year), Winnipeg's Petric (group of the year), Kimberley Dawn (aboriginal artist of the year), Steinbach's Quinton Blair (roots artist of the year), Winnipegger Leanne Pearson (emerging artist) and the Ryan Keown Band, whose song Amen was named single of the year.
Other performers include Alberta superstar Terri Clark, Canadian crooners Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan and JJ Shiplett and Winnipeg folk group Leaf Rapids.
The festival's kickoff party on June 30 features Trooper and Blackjack Billy.
Countryfest previously announced fest headliners Dallas Smith and Dean Brody (July 1), Thomas Rhett and Lady Antebellum (July 2) and Dwight Yoakam and Merle Haggard (July 3).
Weekend, day and camping passes are available at www.countryfest.ca, by phone at 1-800-361-7300 or in person at the Countryfest office in Dauphin, 28 2nd Ave. NE.