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Faster Horses is a three-day midsummer country music festival that brings some of the genre’s biggest names to Southeastern Michigan. Along with dozens of musical performances, the Faster Horses lineup includes a wide variety of food and craft vendors, a classic car and truck show and 16 different campsites.

Faster Horses Dates and Location

Faster Horses 2017 takes place Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 next to the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

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Faster Horses 2017 Lineup

The Faster Horses 2017 lineup is led by Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert among others. For the full lineup check out the festival’s official page.

Faster Horses Tickets

Festival Pass – $199 – General Admission to all performances.

Tack Room VIP Package Standing Room Only – $359 – Includes fast lane pass at festival entrances, access to elevated viewing VIP bar and lounge area, cell phone charging stations and complimentary massages.

Tack Room VIP Package Reserved Seating– $599 – Includes all benefits of the VIP package along with reserved seats from the elevated viewing deck.

Festival passes can be purchased on the festival’s passes page.

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Photo by Faster Horses Festival

Getting to and From Faster Horses

Air – Detroit Metropolitan Airport is just over an hour’s drive from the festival.

Car – The festival directions page offers driving directions from Cleveland, Chicago, and Detroit.

Where to Stay for Faster Horses

Camping – Camping around the festival grounds is the accommodation of choice for festival goers. The festival’s camping page has all the information you need to prepare.

Airbnb – If you’re not into the camping option, this house on a lake has a room for rent that accommodates up to three. Beautiful sunsets, a little lake breeze and the wildlife attracted to the lake make for a nice break from the chaos of the festival. Rent is $134 per night.

Airbnb – If you’re a bigger group looking for more space, this house by the water can accommodate up to 8 and is just a few minutes by car to the festival. Pets are welcome too! Rent is $382 per night.

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” This quote is often credited to Henry Ford speaking on the creativity behind his creation of the Model T. So it’s only fitting that a country festival in American auto country reflects the region’s history. As for the region’s country fans, if you asked them want they wanted, they would likely say the same: Faster Horses.

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Photo by Faster Horses Festival

Tips

1. Reserve camping space early

Scout out the camping zones, decide which one fits your group best and book!

2. Check out the classic car show

You’re in auto country so learn a thing or two about some American auto classics. It can be a nice break in the routine.

3. Pace yourself

Three days is a lot. A lot of music, beer, sun and food costs. Don’t get ahead of yourself.

4. Pancakes… pancakes

Get to the infield in the morning for pancake breakfast and music from Dee Jay Silver. Whether it’s to chase off a hangover or just start the day right, you can’t say no to pancakes.

5. Bud-wei-ser

Hit the Budweiser Country Club for a cold one or two. And make sure you see the Budweiser Clydesdales. Yes, the real ones will be there.

6. Line dancing lessons

Learn a few new steps at the Boneyard Saloon.

7. Sober horses

Sober Horses is a group of festival goers who prefer to enjoy the party free of drugs and alcohol. Some are recovering from addiction and some are just looking to enjoy the festival above the influence.

8. Escape to the lake

If you’re not up for the camping festival lifestyle 24/7 then check out one of the many nearby lakes. You can even score a lakeside Airbnb if you book early enough.

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