Mountain Home Country Music Festival Returns




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Mountain Home Country Music Festival Returns July 29-31
Second-year festival continues strong support of local organizations

BOISE, IDAHO (June 22, 2016) — The Mountain Home Country Music Festival returns to Elmore County July 29-31 for three days of live music. The second-year festival will be held at the same location as last year — thirty miles outside of Mountain Home off Highway 20 and near the intersection of Pine-Featherville Road — and will feature headliners Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert, along with other 17 other recording artists new to the festival.

A proud supporter of the festival venue’s nearby communities, the festival is thrilled with the opportunity to continue its partnership with local organizations. “The Mountain Home Country Music Festival donated more than $14,000 to our high school athletic programs and extracurricular clubs,” said Mountain Home High School Principal, Mark Cotton. “Our community always does a fantastic job supporting the high school, but the festival’s donation is critical to ensuring our programs continue to be successful.”

“Our second year in Mountain Home goes beyond bringing country music to the local community. We have the opportunity to work with and support several local organizations that make this event so much more meaningful,” said Idaho Country Concerts President, Anne Hankins. “Creating an event that positively impacts our host community is the most rewarding part of our job as festival organizers.”

Last year, the festival donated more than $88,000 to local groups and organizations:

  • Military Non-Profits: $39,000
  • Mountain Home High School: $14,660
  • Elmore County 4-H Club: $10,000
  • Elmore County Search and Rescue/Mountain Home ATV Club: $10,000
  • Gooding High School Booster Club: $9,250
  • Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department: $9,000
  • Glenns Ferry High School: $1,990
  • Fairfield/Camas High School: $1,580
  • Extreme Pulse: $1,380

The festival’s first year wasn’t without its share of obstacles, receiving criticism over the amount of dust at the venue and camping access logistics. “Last year’s festival experience did not meet our standards, which is why we are working closely with county and state officials across all fronts — including dust mitigation and adding convenient camping access — to ensure an enhanced experience for all,” said Hankins.

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About Mountain Home Country Music Festival
Mountain Home Country Music Festival — a member of the Willamette Country Music Concert family — is an annual three-day music festival featuring more than 20 country music artists. For more information, visit

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