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GALLERY: Watershed returns to the Gorge

by REBECCA PETTINGILL
Staff Writer | August 1, 2022 1:20 AM

GEORGE — Watershed returned to the Gorge Amphitheater, marking its 10th anniversary. Despite the extreme heat, Shedders came out in full force for a weekend of country music despite temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees all weekend.

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Chase Rice performed on Friday, day one of Watershed’s three-day festival. Rice is continuing to tour after his stop at the Gorge to perform in Oregon and Montana over the next few days.

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Some fans had signs, hoping to catch the artists’ attention. In addition to Chase Rice, this year’s Watershed lineup include stars like Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Jake Owen, Jordan Davis, Dylan Scott, Jessie James Decker, Lauren Alaina, Jameson Rodgers, Runaway June, Locash, Caylee Hammack, Tenille Arts and others.

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Those in the pit at Watershed were all smiles, singing and dancing to the music and recording their experiences with their phones.

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Jessie James Decker performed Friday afternoon on the main stage. Decker was born Jessica Rose James and her songs include hits like ‘My Cowboy’ and ‘When You Say My Name.’

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Shedders donned colorful bracelets to get into the festival, which was shown frequently as they put their hands in the air for the performers.

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The 100-plus-degree days were fought by Shedders with water slides, water sprayers and misters.

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Jameson Rodgers rocked the stage Saturday afternoon. The singer-songwriter has performed across the country and helped write songs for Chris Lane, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.

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Watershed celebrated its 10-year anniversary at the Gorge this past weekend.

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Shedders had a blast, listening to different country artists all weekend long.

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