The Ruckus is entering it's 10th year as a country music festival in west-central Iowa. Located in between Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA, the Ruckus is just a quick drive for people wanting to escape the metro areas and get away for a fun filled weekend. Building on past artists such as Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr., Granger Smith, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, and more, you can expect a great time in front of the stage at the Ruckus.

Watering Hole

Check out our new addition this year of the Watering Hole and our Thursday night acts, along with a whole bunch of other information on our Info/FAQ page.

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About the Ruckus

The Ruckus started back in 2009 as a way to make better use of the new amphitheater at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds. Believe it or not, our first year we hosted Chris Young and Lee Brice as headliners before they hit the big time, and just look at them now! We wouldn't wager that we had anything to do with that, however the thought has crossed our minds.

Throughout the years we've had headliners like Chris Young, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr., Big & Rich, Thomas Rhett, Rodney Atkins, and Toby Keith. Each one of them has put on a great show, and we hope everyone's loved it. As with every adventure, the longer you've been in it, the more experience you gain. We learn something new each year that we get the chance to improve on, and this past show was no different. We take pride in growing year after year and being a part of something that will contiue to be a staple festival in west central Iowa for years to come.

As we keep learning, expect more improvements as we try to bring you the best music festival experience possible. Not many festivals are around after 10 years, but we're lucky enough to celebrate #ADecadeOfRuckus with the greatest fans in the world at the end of July, 2018!


Ruckus Map

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