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Organizers of the WE Fest country music festival, which wrapped its three-day run at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch on Saturday, are already busy gearing up for its 40th anniversary celebration in 2023.
Aaron Wilcox is busily preparing to defend his title Saturday.
Thousands of country music fans gathered at Soo Pass Ranch, outside of Detroit Lakes, on Thursday for the annual WE Fest country music festival, which runs through Aug. 6. Country music superstar Jason Aldean headlined the first night's music, which also included performances from: Chris Janson, Blanco Brown, Elvie Shane, and Hitchville, throughout the day.
The series takes place at Burlington Northern Park on Sunday, July 31, at 7 p.m.

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Expect to hear music from country legends such as Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Conway Twitty and Hank Williams, Sr.
This year's performance is titled "One Voice " and is inspired by the lyrics of a song by Ruth Moody of the Wailin’ Jennys.

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