Country music fans have begun pitching their tents in north-central Kansas for the annual Country Stampede.
The four-day festival opens Thursday at Tuttle Creek Lake State Park north of Manhattan. Thursday night's headliners include Luke Bryan. Other top acts include Travis Tritt and the Zac Brown Band on Friday night, Toby Keith on Saturday night and The Band Perry on Sunday night.
It's Keith's first appearance at the Stampede since 2002, and his fans include Tim Scott, who serves in the Army National Guard. Scott says he appreciates what Keith does for the military.
The Stampede has been drawing about 150,000 fans each year.102.7 The Legend regionally sponsors this event, and sent 26 listeners to the 4 day festival.