Country Thunder underway with big names headlining

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FLORENCE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Country music fans, get your cowboy hats and boots on.

Country Thunder is underway in Arizona.

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The annual event held in Florence, Arizona is a 4-day country music fest that takes place outside and is known for its prestigious headliners and bustling campsites. Legions of country music fans prepare for the weekend weeks in advance, planning out tents, RV’s, food, drinks and even homemade games to bring. Last year, one group of campers even brought a Slip N' Slide.

The festival returned to Florence on Thursday and will go through April 8.

Headlining this year are big names like Cole Swindell on Thursday night, Jason Aldean on Friday, Toby Keith on Saturday and Luke Bryan on Sunday.

Bryan has six hit albums and is probably best known for his song “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).”

A new clear-bag policy will be in place in the concert area.

Similarly to football stadiums and many arenas across North America, up to 14” x 17” clear plastic bags, standard one-gallon freezer bags and small clutches and purses will be permitted, while items such as backpacks, large purses, and coolers will be prohibited.

For further information on this new customer safety policy please email info@countrythunder.com or call 1-866-388-0007.

You can find out more information and buy tickets at https://www.countrythunder.com.

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