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Crawfish Fest 2017 to get back to roots as country music festival

Country singer Chase Rice will help kick off the 2017 Crawfish Music Festival in April at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
Country singer Chase Rice will help kick off the 2017 Crawfish Music Festival in April at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

Organizers of the 25th annual Crawfish Music Festival are taking the festival back to its roots — its country music roots — when it returns April 21-30 to the grounds of the Coast Coliseum.

The 2017 festival features new country sensations such as Drake White and Chase Rice, as well as classic stars such as Joe Diffie and Trace Adkins.

The Crawfish Music Festival has in the past featured Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini.

The festival always features live music, midway rides, craft beer and a crawfish-cooking contest. The 2017 Crawfish Festival is presented by Coca-Cola, Island View Casino and Budweiser.

Here is the lineup so far. Festival organizers have not finalized the details for Friday, April 21.

Saturday, April 22

Chase Rice

Sunday, April 23

Kane Brown and William Michael Morgan

Friday, April 28

Joe Diffie and Mark Chestnutt

Saturday, April 29

Trace Adkins with Drake White & The Big Fire

Sunday, April 30

JJ Grey and Mofro

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