Win your chance to be the opening act at the Big Country Bash music festival June 25

DES MOINES — Calling all shower singers, garage band members and country music lovers alike! Think you have what it takes to perform in front of a live audience of 10,000+ people? Looking to make a name for yourself around the Des Moines country music scene and have the potential to be discovered? The Big Country Bash is looking for a local up-and-comer to open for the Big Country Bash music festival on June 25 at Living History Farms.

Big Country Bash has created a YouTube channel for the submissions and enlisted country duo LOCASH to help select the winner who will perform as the Bash’s opening act. The winner of the contest will open for bands LOCASH, Billy Currington, Tracy Lawrence, Michael Ray and Runaway June. To enter the contest, performers must be 16 as of June 8. Solo artists, duets or bands can simply sign up for a YouTube account, if they don’t already have one, shoot their video and upload to this link

Performers must be sure to include #findtheopeningact #bigcountrybash2017 in the title of the submission along with the performer’s name. For complete and official rules, visit the “discussion” tab on the Big Country Bash YouTube channel and look for OFFICIAL RULES: Find The Opening Act post. Audition on the Big Country Bash’s YouTube channel by June 18 to enter.

As an emerging artist, exposure is everything. Opening for the Big Country Bash will help performers build their own following, establish themselves in the country music scene and can potentially lead to performing at more shows or concerts in the future.

Tickets for the Big Country Bash are available online at Ticketfly or at Northern Lights Pizza locations. For more information about the Bash, visit and stay up to date with Big Country Bash news by liking their page on Facebook.