Country Night Gstaad05.09.2022 Local News
Each year Europe’s premier country event draws big stars of the country scene to Gstaad. For two whole days the village has entirely surrendered to cowboys and cowgirls.
Year after year, the organisers of the Country Night Gstaad manage to put together a stellar programme featuring international country stars such as Emmylou Harris and popular country musicians from Switzerland itself. The festival is a celebration of the Wild West – on and off the stage. Throughout the festival grounds, visitors have the opportunity not just to enjoy a variety of country music concerts but also plenty of entertainment that includes line dancing workshops, shopping and delicious catering. The different bars serve a large variety of food guaranteed to satisfy all appetites and guaranteed plenty of drinks to chase down the travel dust of a lonesome cowboy! The Country Night Gstaad is also the ideal venue to acquire some serious country "garb". Short of a horse, the market stalls offer jewellery, clothing, recordings, and even instruments. And if you surrender to the fun of the right outfit, the Country & Western atmosphere is unbeatable.
Performing on both nights are American country stars Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Carly Pearce and Rhonda Vincent and her talented band The Rage and popular Swiss musician Bastian Baker.
In addition to the top-class concerts on the festival stage, the Swiss musician and “SRF3 Best Talent” Pat Burgener will play in the Eldorado Bar on Saturday, 10 September. With his folky guitar pop and his latest song collection, “California Sun”, the former snowboard pro (!) cements his skills as a singer, songwriter and musician.
Sign up for the bull riding competition to impress your gal’ or take her dancing in the Line Dancing workshop on Saturday.
For even more fun and excitement, nip across to the Luna Park fairground. On Friday and Saturday there are rides galore to suit all ages – enough to make your head spin! Check out the side shows and after-concert parties on the website