2017 was the inaugural year for ND Countryfest. Founders of the festival believed that Bismarck and the surrounding area deserved a top-notch country music festival. After an exhaustive search for an ideal location, a deal was struck to make New Salem the home of NDCF. The festival booked headliners Michael Ray and Canaan Smith who both set the bar high for festivals to come. The weather was warm and dry, and the turnout far surpassed expectations. NDCF was off and running as a success, and planning for 2018 NDCF started the day the 2017 festival ended.
2017 Festival Lineup
Church of Cash