December 16, 2016

Additional acts have been unveiled for the 2017 Guthrie’s River Ruckus, a two-day music festival in Guthrie Center.

Colt Ford and Jeremy McComb complete the country lineup, joining Toby Keith, Joe Nichols, Dustin Lynch, Clare Dunn and more. The country music superstars are slated to take over the Guthrie County Fairgrounds July 28 and 29.

“The additions of Colt Ford and Jeremy McComb rounds out a huge lineup of talent at next year’s festival,” said Grant Sheeder, founder of Guthrie’s River Ruckus.

Colt Ford has had five albums peak in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country chart, and he is famously known for his duets with Jason Aldean on “Drivin’ Around Song” and “Dirt Road Anthem” with Brantley Gilbert. His list of collaborations includes Jake Owen, Eric Church, John Michael Montgomery and more.

Jeremy McComb is the creative mind behind nationally-charting songs such as “Wagon Wheel,” “This Town Needs a Bar” and “Cold.” He has performed with Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry and many more. This will be the first River Ruckus appearance for McComb, who once was named a “Star to Watch” by People Magazine.

Two-day general admission tickets to Guthrie’s River Ruckus cost $75 and are on sale now. VIP passes — which include closer stage access, 10 drink tickets and designated restrooms — cost $165. Camping passes, limited to 700, are available for $65-$210.

“To date, we have sold nearly as many tickets as we did in total for the 2016 edition,” Sheeder said in a news release. “We can’t wait to see country music fans pour into Guthrie County from across the Midwest to celebrate the summer with us in Iowa.”

Guthrie’s River Ruckus enters its ninth year in 2017. Past headliners to the festival include Eric Church, Chris Young, Thomas Rhett, Hank Williams Jr., Lee Brice, Big & Rich and more. Find more information at