(Maricopa, Ariz.) – Country music fans take note-a new festival is coming to town. The Ak-Chin Indian Community and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort are staging their biggest event yet. KNIX Country Fest invades Maricopa on Saturday, Oct 27. Harrah’s is pulling out all the stops, partnering with 102.5 KNIX, Arizona’s leading country station and recently nominated as Major Market Station of the Year by Country Music Association, to bring top-named entertainment for this first-time event. Taking the stage will be country music star Kristen Kelly, Gloriana, Easton Corbin, and Valley’s favorite son, Dierks Bentley. Rising star, Kristen Kelly, known for her debut single "Ex-Old Man," kicks off the concert at 3 p.m. Her music mixes the perfect combination of rock and blues, while staying true to her country roots. Hitting the charts with their latest song, “Kissed you Goodnight,” Gloriana will delight audience with other favorite such as “Can’t Shake You” and “Wanna Take You Home.” Country sensation Easton Corbin has taken the music world by storm with hits like "A Little More Country than That" and "Roll with It” and he is sure to delight the crowds at Country Fest. Harrah’s welcomes home Arizona native, Dierks Bentley to headline the all-day festival. Grammy- nominated Bentley is among country’s most versatile artists and is known for his hits “Home,” named the official song the Arizona Centennial Celebration, “Come a Little Closer” and chart-topper “5150.” In, addition Bentley was recently nominated for three Country Music Awards; which take place just a few days before he performs live at KNIX Country Fest 2012. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.Ticketmater.com, with prices starting at $49 per ticket. For more information about Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort visit www.harrahsakchin.com or call (480) 802-5000. About Ak-Chin Indian Community: The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 850 tribal members. About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort: Opened in Maricopa, Arizona in December 1994, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort was Arizona’s first Indian casino to have a management partner. In addition to the state-of-the-art 152-room hotel tower, which opened in July 2011, Harrah’s also boasts the only Bingo hall in the entire Caesars organization, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first Bingo hall in Reno in 1937. Harrah’s Ak-Chin was named a 2010 Most Admired Company by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ, and Phoenix Business Journal has named the property one of the “Best Places to Work in the Valley” in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Harrah’s Ak-Chin was recently awarded the 2011 Volunteer Service Award from the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. For more information, please visit www.harrahsakchin.com.