FLORENCE — With Country Thunder being one of Pinal County’s marquee events, the amount of security and law enforcement involved in keeping the event safe for all attendees is significant. Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb was in attendance, and he set the tone in making sure people had fun but …
FLORENCE — “Glamping” is all the craze at Country Thunder, and one of the newer ways to enjoy the festival in style.
FLORENCE — Much like Camp Scallywags and the pirate ship that has become a staple at Country Thunder, so has the Dancing with the Thunder competition where couples show off their best dance moves and athletic abilities.
FLORENCE – Love was in the air at Country Thunder. With couples from all around the country making the trip to Florence for the four-day music festival, many of them had the chance to spend quality time with one another. One couple in particular, however, made Country Thunder their getaway t…
FLORENCE — As most country music fans already know, no two Country Thunder experiences are the same, and each annual music festival is a chance for fans to see new live performances and make new memories.
FLORENCE — While the live music brings the engaging experience attendees are looking for at the Main Stage area, one local band has taken it upon themselves to create the good vibes inside the campgrounds.
FLORENCE — Country Thunder paramedics are urging patrons at the festival to drink plenty of water and electrolytes to keep hydrated.
FLORENCE – Country Thunder brings people from all walks of life together for four days of camping, attractions and live music. While people from around the country come out for the event, some four-legged friends made the trip to Florence as well.
FLORENCE — After performing an energetic set in hot, sunny 90-plus-degree conditions, Jackson Dean could be seen with his fellow bandmates at the VIP bar sipping a well-earned cold beer.
FLORENCE — With Americana on full display at Country Thunder, bumping into a United States Marine Corps recruiting stall at a country music festival wouldn’t seem to be such a strange occurrence.
FLORENCE — The musical acts are legendary, and so are some of the lines. Luckily, Country Thunder created an app this year to save people from missing out on the entertainment while still getting their favorite brew.
FLORENCE – Just before all the loud guitars and thunderous country drums began Thursday afternoon, fans were treated to some warm acoustic folk and Americana.
FLORENCE — Opening day traffic to Country Thunder was noticeably lighter than expected early Thursday afternoon, thanks to many campers arriving Wednesday. But fans said long lines are still something the festival needs to work on. Although attendance is growing, they don’t think it’s too cr…
FLORENCE — Country Thunder food court staple Jimbo’s and the irresistible smells of Texas barbecue have returned to the festival grounds once more.
FLORENCE — The “Fall Down Lounge” was established in 2015. Currently, it is a community of four camper vehicles made up of several family members and friends.
FLORENCE — Pinal roadways heading into Florence were backed up Wednesday as campers arrived at nearby Canyon Moon Ranch ahead of the start of the Country Thunder music festival.
FLORENCE — While many popular performers will return to the Country Thunder stage this year, some new faces also will join the music festival’s entertainment lineup.
FLORENCE — Throughout the four-day Country Thunder Arizona festival, continuous ongoing music will be performed on two stages, the event’s Main Stage and the smaller Copperhead Stage.
FLORENCE — Country Thunder’s headline performances Saturday and Sunday nights will include fireworks, following approval Friday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
FLORENCE — With plenty of entertainment lined up for the four-day festival, Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer on Tuesday released a YouTube video urging festival goers: “don’t do something dumb.”
FLORENCE — Country Thunder Arizona opens on Thursday and to get music fans ready to dance and sing along with their favorite songs, PinalCentral reached out to a few of this year's scheduled performers, asking how they're feeling about their upcoming show.
FLORENCE — Some familiar faces will be taking the stage at Country Thunder in April, along with some newcomers looking to bring a little spark to Pinal County’s biggest event of the year.
FLORENCE — Country Thunder fans may want to check their pockets to see if they still have their keys, wallet, credit card or phone.
FLORENCE — Driving under the influence arrests related to Country Thunder Arizona were lower in 2021 than in previous years, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Saundra Ferguson of Mesa was hooked up to an IV early Friday afternoon, but she said it was no big problem, just a preventive measure.
FLORENCE — With no other pressing emergencies, members of the Florence CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) were helping fans with handicaps get from their vehicles to the festival grounds.
FLORENCE — Gilbert native Jacob Morris said when he plays a bar, he has to work hard sometimes to get the crowd out of their shells. Not so at Country Thunder.
FLORENCE — On the final day of Country Thunder, Melanie Hesseldenz and Dawn Cox sat in front of their tent in the event’s upscale camping area, listening as Kameron Marlowe performed on the festival stage.
FLORENCE — The Redneck Olympics at Country Thunder have been rescheduled after equipment was stolen from the Electric Thunder tent at the music festival.
FLORENCE — As Country Thunder 2021 came to a close, Pinal County Sheriff's Office deputies logged a total of 87 calls for service at the popular four-day music festival, according to PCSO public information officer Lauren Reimer.
FLORENCE — A controversial rising star who pulled out of the 2021 Country Thunder earlier this year will be a main attraction at the 2022 festival.
FLORENCE — He dances like nobody’s watching but is glad to bring a smile to people’s faces. That’s how one Country Thunder fan became a fan favorite himself.
FLORENCE — There’s no shortage of tattoos at Country Thunder — but Linda Landers has one of the most unique and special ones that the airbrush tattoo ladies are likely to do all weekend.
FLORENCE — Isz, a small and friendly black and white shitzu, likes country music. And as Country Thunder 2021 got underway Thursday, the 7-year-old dog was sporting a bright red bow in her hair as she enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of Country Thunder.
FLORENCE — Take a trip around the Country Thunder campgrounds and use all the senses to experience the festivities.
FLORENCE — With scantily clad music fans and flowing beer, festivals like Country Thunder aren’t always the most kid friendly. But parents enjoy country music and some want to spread that passion down to the next generation.
FLORENCE — After Dustin Lynch and the rest of the Country Thunder performers got everybody in the mood for a weekend of music and partying Thursday, festival goers returned to the stage areas near Florence on Friday to pick up right where they started.
FLORENCE — All hat and no cattle is fine at the Country Thunder music festival, but according to vendors, attendees are moving away from more traditional cowboy hat styles and toward something a little more funky.
FLORENCE — After more than a one-year hiatus because of COVID-19, county music fans came out in droves Thursday afternoon to enjoy the musical acts and to have a good time.
FLORENCE — After being rescheduled twice due to COVID-19, the Country Thunder music festival gets underway on Thursday with four days of music, food, dancing and fun.
FLORENCE – With Country Thunder back in town this week after 2½ years, Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer urged attendees to make good choices and party smart.