Toad Suck Daze has revealed that this year’s festival, to be held May 5-7, will include stand-up comedy as part of its entertainment lineup for the first time in the festival’s history. 


Nashville-based comedian Dusty Slay will headline the Friday night comedy lineup. The breakout comedian has appeared on Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Featuring, is set for a third appearance of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and was recently featured on season 3 of Netflix’s The Stand Ups.


On Saturday, live music will return with Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters. The Iowa-born, Nashville-based rising country star scored her breakthrough moment in 2020 with the release of her self-funded debut album THE DREAM, which was praised as “the year’s deepest country album” and went on to appear on more than 15 year-end best-of lists, the announcement said.


In 2021, Whitters toured with Luke Combs and Midland, was named the inaugural Opry NextStage Artist of the year, scored her first CMT Music Award nomination for “Breakthrough Video of the Year” and received her first Grammy nomination as a co-writer for Song of the Year for “A Beautiful Noise.”


Admission to the festival is free. For more information on the entertainment, visit the Toad Suck Daze website.


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