Festivalgoers at the 2018 Taste of Country Music Festival were ready to party right from the get-go on Friday (June 8). Fans packed the side of Hunter Mountain in upstate New York early on the first day of the annual festival, and the day's performers gave them plenty of thrills.

From day-opening newcomer Jimmie Allen to headliners Florida Georgia Line, ToC Fest 2018 Day One featured a number of unexpected moments, both backstage and onstage. Taste of Country RISER Devin DawsonKane Brown and Dustin Lynch, as well as new acts Ayla Brown and Elana Jane, rounded out the day's lineup.

The 2018 Taste of Country Music Festival is scheduled to run through Sunday (June 10) at Hunter Mountain in Hunter, N.Y. Eric Church will headline Saturday's (June 9) lineup, which also features Jordan DavisAshley McBrydeRodney Atkins and more, while headliner Sam Hunt as well as Danielle BradberyMontgomery GentryLeAnn Rimes and others will perform on Sunday.

See All of the Highlights of Day One of the 2018 ToC Fest!