Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest is one of the best events of the summer in the Magic Valley and is one that many impatiently wait for each year. The four-day festival is a blast and is more than just music. There is food, shopping, live music, and an experience you won't forget. Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest kicked off on Wednesday with an all-female lineup that was incredible, and if you missed it, you missed some amazing performances. Here is some of what you missed on Wednesday, and some of the sights and sounds for you to relive if you were there.

Before the Gates Open

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The fair grounds are quiet and empty before the festival begin. Everyone is finishing up the final touches on their booths and doing sound checks before the gates open. It is a little bit like a ghost town, as anticipation grows.

The Pre Party Outside the Gate

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This year they there is entertainment beginning at 10 AM outside the gate as festival goers await patiently to be let in. KC Johns kicked it off for the crowd while they gathered to be let in and made sure everyone started their morning off with some entertainment. A nice addition to this year's festival.

Holly Beth at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest

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Holly Beth kicked things off for Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest, and travelled all the way from Oklahoma to make it.

Taylor Hunnicutt at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest

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Taylor Hunnicutt continued the early afternoon with her country music style getting the crowd going. She travelled from Alabama and brought some southern twang up to Idaho.

Graycie York at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest

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Graycie York took us through the middle of the afternoon as the crowd began to grow throughout the day.

Ellie Mae at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest

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Jerome's own Ellie Mae, a staple at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest took the stage once again this year, sporting a fancy pink jacket.

Kat Hasty at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest

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Kat Hasty started off the evening as the crowd continued to grow and listeners that had to work began to file in.

Soldiers Sworn in at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest


A special moment took place where soldiers were sworn in live on stage between artists.

Tenille Townes at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest

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Tenille Townes tore it down, entertaining the crowd as the the music continued into the night.

Morgan Wade at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest

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Morgan Wade performed in front of a packed crowd and would have brought the roof down, had there been a roof. She was also announced as one of the headliners for 2024 after her performance.

Lainey Wilson at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest

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Lainey Wilson entertained as only she could and had the massive crowd in the palm of her hands. The award winning artist performed at Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest for the 3rd straight year.

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This was only the first day of the music festival and the bar was set high. What a lineup and what day to kick things off. There are still three more days to go, and it all begins again around noon on Thursday, with Kaden Madden kicking things offs. Jackson Dean, The Steels Woods, and Shane Smith and the Saints will all be performing later on Thursday. Get on out to the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds for Gordy's HWY 30 Music Fest.

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