PORTERFIELD — This year’s Porterfield Country Music Festival will feature a mixture of veteran entertainers, young stars on the rise and a new format for the opening night of national entertainers.

The 36th annual festival kicks off tonight at Green’s Green Acres, located about six miles west of Marinette just off Highway 64. 

While Porterfield is known for outstanding country music acts, there’s a change for opening night as bluegrass entertainers will be featured. The national acts tonight include The Steeldrivers at 5:30 followed by headliner Rhonda Vincent at 7:30.

On Friday, outlaw David Allen Coe is the headline act at 9:30 p.m.. He will be preceded by Natalie Stovall and The Drive at 7:30. On Saturday, Stephanie Quayle takes the stage at 7 p.m. followed by the headliner Oak Ridge Boys at 9. The festival closes on Sunday with Billy Dean on stage at 4 p.m., followed by Shenandoah at 6.

There will be local and regional acts earlier each day and in the pavilion for late-night shows.

Daily tickets are $65, while weekend tickets (today through Sunday) are $125. More information, including a schedule of all the entertainment, is available at countrymusicfestival.com