The Story of the Comstock Festivals
Nestled in a canyon near the community of Comstock, Nebraska (population 96) is the Home of 2nd Wind Ranch, soon to be one of the largest standing windmill collections in the country. Three times a year that canyon came to life with thousands of concert-goers coming to the Windmill Festival featuring top national country acts, Comstock Rock showcasing classic rock and Nebraska’s Godstock with top Christian acts.
The Windmill Festival was founded in 1999 with Glenda Lynn from Texas performing on a flatbed semi-trailer drawing 300. The next year Comstock took a risk and hired newcomer Brad Paisley bringing 3000 people. 2001 started a first major festival year featuring Paisley the Oakridge Boys and the mighty group Alabama. Thirty thousand fans came to a canyon near a small town not even recorded on many maps. The Oakridge Boys said, “We’ve been a lot of places before but never this field, we love it here we’ll come back whenever you want us to.” They returned in 2005 for their fourth time. Other talent for June 9-12 2005 was Keith Urban, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Ronnie Milsap and more.
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