OSHKOSH - Tens of thousands of people are coming to the Oshkosh area this week for Country USA.
But the seemingly annual question is being asked again, "Will the weather cooperate?"
The festival kicks off Tuesday.
With temperatures in the mid-80s expected and a chance for storms.
Fans come for the music and with a $2 million talent line up there will be plenty of it.
"You've got Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley," said Country USA Promoter Dan Liebhauser.
But there is always one element of an outdoor festival that can be unpredictable.
Liebhauser says after 18 years they have a pretty good handle on what it takes to put on a good show, the only thing they can't control is the weather and the forecast isn't looking very favorable.
"The weather keeps changing, it comes, it goes but it's an outdoor festival, we just roll with the punches," said Liebhauser
Vendors are bracing for big crowds but they might also be bracing for thunder. The forecast is calling for rain every day this week.
"The weather changes on a dime, we just simply try to make it all work," said Liebhauser.
And Liebhauser says rain won't put a damper on the event. Thanks to a three-day nearly half price ticket sale, Liebhauser says they're expecting record attendance, no matter what the weather.
"Dollar for dollar, ticket for ticket, with our revenue comparisons we are in front of projections."
Now the hope is music will be center stage and not the weather.
The Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau say Country USA contributes $14 million a year to the local economy.
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