Country Fest security a topic of discussion

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CADOTT, Wis. (WEAU) -- With big name artists performing at Country Fest come bigger crowds and higher security risks.

The fest is in its 30th year and with a festival having that long of a run, more and more people get a lot of experience working security-like jobs; that reason is why Amie Winters, the director of public relations for the festival, says security risks are handled very well.

Thousands of people shuffle through to listen to the hot country music, but hundreds of people have to maintain a sense of safety for everyone. Security at a festival with some of the hottest names in country means more attention to detail and Winters says a plan is in place to deal with problems that arise throughout the week.

Winters says there haven't been any serious disturbances so far in the first three days of the fest, but Winters says the group of people working security are ready for anything.

"I don't want to say leeway,” Winters said. “No matter what, if someone is causing a disturbance, they're causing a disturbance. That's going to bother somebody no matter what whether it's in a smaller venue or if it's a festival. We take complaints very seriously."

Tomorrow will be a packed day full of country as stars like Frankie Ballard and Kip Moore are coming to town and to end your Saturday night of entertainment, the one and only Carrie Underwood will be taking the stage.

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