The theme and Main Stage artists for this year’s Trails West! Festival were announced Tuesday night.
Trails West! takes place August 17-19, 2018.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform Friday and Chase Rice will take the stage on Saturday.
“Our Main Stage acts are two really dynamite acts,” Colleen Kowich, Chair of the Trails West! Festival said. “Robert Randolph and the Family Band is a blues act, multi-Grammy nominated act, really appeals to cross-generational, cross-cultural. I think a lot of our jazz followers here in St. Joe (are) really really going to like him.”
Faren Rachels, an up-and-coming country artist, will be the opening act for Chase Rice Saturday.
The theme of the 2018 festival will take after the St. Joseph brand, ‘Made with Uncommon Character.’
“The Trails West steering committee decided that they loved the Uncommon Character brand so much,” Natalie Redmond, Trails West! Entertainment Co-Chair said. “You’ve probably seen it in different stores, different ads, different t-shirts. It’s just going to be a lot of fun this year to really piggyback on this community brand that St. Joseph has really taken as their own and been able to have a lot of fun with. Now we’ll be able to do the same thing with Trails West and give the brand a little more exposure.”
More information about City and Family Stage artists, vendors and other Trails West! activities will be announced as the event draws closer and updates can be found on the Trails West! Facebook page.