EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Dierks Bentley headlines the opening night concert at this year’s AirVenture. The 63rd annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in is July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The concert, presented by Ford Motor Company with additional support from Cirrus Aircraft, is free to all AirVenture attendees that day. The concert will be held on Boeing Plaza following the afternoon airshow.
“Dierks Bentley is a superb choice for our opening-night concert not only because he is one of music’s brightest stars, but also because he is an avid pilot who has been to Oshkosh before enjoying the sights and sounds as an aviation enthusiast,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs. “Dierks brings the energy and enthusiasm that complements the full week of aviation excitement that will be featured at EAA AirVenture.”
Bentley, an American Country Music top male performer nominee, is seven albums into one of country music’s most respected and most unpredictable careers. His latest evolution comes in the form of his critically acclaimed and No. 1 selling album Riser, which has already spawned two consecutive No. 1 hits with “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane.” Bentley’s six previous studio albums have sold more than 5 million copies, notched 12 chart-topping singles and earned 12 Grammy nominations.