Hey country music fans of the Motor City! Next year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Downtown Hoedown and 99.5 WYCD has lots of special announcements coming your way soon.

timroberts2009 30th Anniversary Downtown Hoedown Announcement!One of the hallmarks of this event that I’ve been involved with for decades, are the countless awesome LOCAL bands who have rocked out Hoedown over the years! Thanks so much for all of your support!

I wanted to let our local music community know this year we’re going to be taking submissions from all of the area bands, and let our fans vote on who they would like to see play our event! So get your music ready, and stay tuned for more details coming soon at wycd.com and of course, on 99.5 WYCD Detroit’s #1 for Country! ~ Tim Roberts, Program Director, 99.5 WYCD

[photogallerylink id=83542 align=left] Check out more photos and re-live the Downtown Hoedown!

As for the national acts, who would you like to see most at the Downtown Hoedown?  Go ahead and leave a comment below!  Keep checking back for dates and more great announcements to come!

Comments (73)
  1. Scotty McCreery! Blake Shelton!

    1. Heather Gray says:


  2. Eric Church and Luke Bryan!!! PLEASE!!! =D

  3. Can artists who aren’t from the area compete too? : ]

    1. Staff says:

      Kaylee, The rules are being worked up right now and we will post as soon as they are ready. Thanks!

  4. Drea says:

    JaneDear Girls for sure.

  5. joshua says:

    miranda lambert and blake shelton all the way!

  6. So wait we get to vote on even the big star names too?

  7. Brittany says:

    JUSTIN MOORE best country singer ever!!!!!!!

    1. Heather barrett says:

      I agree!

  8. Brittany says:

    Dustin Lynch πŸ˜‰

  9. Samantha says:

    Justin Moore of course!!! And Jason Aldean!

  10. Blake and Miranda….

  11. Cyndi says:

    Toby Keith Justin Moore Miranda Reeba……. All Good Picks

  12. Stefanie says:

    Brad Paisley, Justin Moore, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert

  13. jennifer bussone says:

    Casey James please. πŸ™‚

  14. tori says:

    Carrie and brad!

  15. Vanessa says:

    Scotty McCreery

  16. sarah says:

    Lauren Allena, Scotty Mcerry , and Luke Bryent

  17. Gail says:

    Clint Black, Wynonna, Phil Vassar, Steel Magnolia, Little Big Town, Thompson Square…just to name a few!

  18. Desiree says:

    Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan would be phenominal!!! And of course if we could see Jason Aldean again, he was amazing last year! That would be the best birthday present ever πŸ™‚

  19. Jamie Bradshaw says:


  20. VICKIE KOLLER says:

    do you have a date yet for the hoedown my sister comes from florida and we like to start looking for flights

  21. beth says:

    Jason aldean, The band perry, Rascal flatts, just to name a few

  22. james says:

    brantley gilbert and colt ford

  23. Jenn says:

    Lady Antebellum and Jo Dee Messina

  24. rachel mikols says:


  25. Jeannette says:


  26. Syd says:

    JASON ALDEAN ❀ please

  27. kim says:

    how do i get a merchandise vendor application for 2012 hoedown

    1. Country News says:

      For Information on Advertising or Downtown Hoedown Sponsorship, contact: 99.5 WYCD General Sales Manager Jay Jennings, 248-581-2150 or email to: jay.jennings@cbsradio.com

  28. Waterlily says:

    WYCD has done a great job getting us the best Country entertainers for the past 29 years…I know they’ll get our boots kickin for their 30th! Can’t wait!

  29. Heather says:

    Scotty McCreery! Luke Bryan! Eric Church! Pllleeaasee! My little cousin loves “Country Girl (Shake It For Me) and even sang it on your station! It would be amazing if he could see him at the Hoedown. Scotty is a great inspiration and Eric is such a fun performer! Thanks for giving your fans this chance to say who they hope to see!
    See you in June!! Can’t wait!

  30. Heather says:

    scotty can go somewhere else!!!!! LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, CHRIS YOUNG AND THE KING OF COUNTRY GEORGE STRAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Heather says:

      That was my cousin!…Please bring Scotty! She wouldn’t erase it…Scotty is amazing! He would be such a wonderful asset to the Hoedown!

  31. Drea says:

    Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (Shelton)

  32. Jason Hippely says:

    How do we go about getting a Vendor space for the weekend?

    1. 99.5 WYCD says:

      For Information on Advertising or Downtown Hoedown Sponsorship, contact: 99.5 WYCD General Sales Manager Jay Jennings, 248-581-2150 or email to: jay.jennings@cbsradio.com (Jason – have passed your info along to Jay Jennings as well. Thank you for your inquiry.)

  33. Lucas Little says:

    Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Morgan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Jake Owens, Jason Aldean, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band

  34. Shirley Sanford says:

    How do we enter the contest? We are from Mid Michigan and would love to be a part of the Downtown Hoedown! Please send me contest information.

    1. Linda Lee says:

      All contest information can be found on our WYCD ‘Contest” page! Good luck and thanks for listening too! Love, Linda Lee

  35. sandi jones says:

    i would love to see aron lewis and ashton shepard

  36. sandi jones says:

    i;d also love to see jamie johnson and bradley gilbert

  37. Tracy Gamboe says:

    Jake Owen, Chris Young, Andy Gibson, Luke Bryan, Eli Young Band, Gloriana, Brandon Lay Band

  38. Heather barrett says:

    Justin Moore, Josh Thompson, Brantley Gilbert, the Jane dear girls, Rhett Atkins, Eric church, and the Dixie chicks πŸ™‚

  39. Heather barrett says:

    Oh and Thompson square, George straight, luke Bryan, Jake Owen, colt ford, and chris young!

  40. Fred says:

    Who do I need to contact about becoming a food vendor at the Hoedown?

  41. Tracy says:

    GARTH BROOKS!!!!!! Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley……………………………………………. and since I’m already going to Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney I won’t mention them……. nor Hank Jr. since I’ve been to him trillions of times! πŸ˜‰ Oooooohhhhhh let’s stick Miranda in there as well! πŸ˜‰ Above all though, I’d love to see Garth. He is pretty epic and he hasn’t been in concert in forever. The last time he played I was prolly too young to attend his concert. Lol.

  42. Chris Brown says:

    Garth Brooks

  43. Nate says:

    How can a band from out of state get info on playing at the Downtown Hoedown?

    1. Staff says:

      We’re excited about the 30th annual WYCD Downtown Hoedown June 8-9-10, 2012 in downtown Detroit. We have lots of exciting news forthcoming, including that this year’s local bands will be chosen exclusively by our country music fans! To submit your entry, please include the name of your band and where they are from and a little bio info, please send a link also to their YouTube video and a 600w x 400h jpg or gif to:


      More details will be forthcoming on when actual fan voting is forthcoming. Thanks for your interest in the WYCD Downtown Hoedown and thanks for making great country music!!!

      1. When will you be announcing acts…. I maybe coming down from Kalamazoo but would like to know ahead of time! Thanks

  44. Just submitted Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son, thank you guys! Look forward to learning more about Hoedown!

  45. Piles says:

    Jason Aldean
    Jake Owen
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Chris Young
    Miranda Lambert
    Blake Shelton
    Lady A
    The Band Perry
    Tim McGraw
    Kenny Chesney
    Just to name a few….

  46. Tabitha says:

    Josh Turner
    Scotty McCreery
    Brantley Gilbert
    Taylor Swift
    Carrie Underwood
    Sara Evans
    Justin Moore
    Blake Shelton
    Luke Bryan
    Keith Urban
    Brad Paisley
    Kenny Chesney
    etc.. ❀

  47. Cyndi says:

    MIranda, Blake, Tim, Luke, Toby, Chris Cagle, Jake Owen, JUSTIN MOORE, BRANTLEY GILBERT!!

  48. Joe says:

    Eric Church and Jana Kramer MUST COME TO THE HOEDOWN this year

  49. kaitlynn says:

    rascal flatts, kenny chesney, keith urban, jason aldean, luke bryan…. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  50. amakila says:

    Luke Bryan , Tim McGraw , Jake Owen , Dustin Lynch , Taylor Swift ❀

  51. amakila says:


    1. amakila says:

      Dierks Bently tooo !

  52. KAYLA says:


  53. Lynne says:

    Christian Kane, Bucky Covington, Billy Currington, Casey James, Scotty McCreery and Eric Church and James Otto

  54. Marcus G. says:

    Eric Church please!!

  55. Ashley says:

    Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band πŸ˜€

  56. Frankie Ballard….. Do we have any clue yet to who is coming this year?

  57. Mitchell Dobry says:

    hi, im currently a soldier over seas in Afghanistan and i get my mid deployment leave R&R in may and was looking forward to the good ol’ country hoedown when i get home, i was wondering if its seriously getting moved to June.

    1. Country News says:

      Yes, the dates for the 30th Anniversary of the Downtown Hoedown are June 8, 9, and 10th! Hope you will still be home! Thank you for your service, we appreciate your sacrifice and all you do to protect our country!

  58. When does the voting start for the bands

    1. Country News says:

      We will be announcing that soon, and the bands will be getting further instructions! Stay tuned to 99.5 WYCD. (If you are a band that has already submitted your information – you will get an email notification). Thanks!

  59. kayla says:


  60. Rae says:

    So is the hoedown still going to be at the hart plaza??

  61. Jessica says:

    We want Kip Moore at the Hoedown 2012!

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