Photos: Watershed @ The Gorge Amphitheatre – Day 1

About a dozen times each summer, a temporary encampment of 25,000 springs up at the Gorge Amphitheatre in eastern Washington for a weekend of music. The three-day Watershed country music festival happened over the last weekend in July – at the oasis in the desert. Close to 10 artists performed each day, split between the Main and Next From Nashville stages. Besides music, there were numerous additional activities for the crowd that was dominated by 20-somethings. The photos are shown in reverse chronological order – from the headliners in the evening on each stage, to the openers in the early afternoon.

Chris Stapleton

Lee Brice

Eric Paslay

Ashley McBryde

Maddie & Tae

Carter Winter

Michael Ray

Muscadine Bloodline

Josh Abbott Band

Tyler Rich