Contact: Hal Gausman Debbie Donk
Fair Manager Programs Specialist
Evergreen State Fair Announces 2017 Concert Series!
Monroe, Wash., February 22, 2017—The twelve-day fair is home to five nights of concerts with acts that don’t disappoint! This year’s lineup begins with for King & Country followed by Josh Turner, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kenny Loggins and concludes with Country legend, Trace Adkins.
The Australian brothers of for KING & COUNTRY will take the stage to kick-off the 2017 Concert Series on Monday, August 28. Known for their soaring melodies, driving rhythms and theatrical instrumentation, their breathtaking Christian music continues to rise in the charts since their debut in 2012. The most popular songs from this duo include “Fix My Eyes,” “Light it Up,” and “Shoulders.” Tickets are $29-44 (group discount available) and will go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m.
Josh Turner, with his trademark baritone, joins us on Tuesday, August 29 for a night of amazing country music. This double-platinum-selling singer and songwriter has sold more than 12 million units and is arguably one of country’s more recognizable hit-makers. Some of Turner’s biggest hits have been “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Time is Love” and his most recent single, “Hometown Girl.” Tickets are $32-55 and will go on sale Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 30 will be a night of rock ‘n roll with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Jett, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, holds eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Joan Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, “Unvarnished,” in 2013 and continue touring the globe for their adoring fans. Tickets are $32-55 and go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m.
Over four decades, Kenny Loggins has been a lot of things to a lot of people, but on Thursday, August 31, he’s the star of the stage. Loggins has been a guitar-slinger with a psychedelic rock band, a half of a legendary country-rock duo, a solo artist, a sonic pioneer in the smooth jazz genre, a reigning soundtrack superstar, a rocker, a seeker, as well as an enduring recording artist and live performer. His top hits range from “Footloose” to “Return To Pooh Corner” to “Danger Zone.” Tickets are $35-58 and go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10 am.
The final act of the 2017 Concert Series is none other than Trace Adkins on Friday, September 1. In his fifteen years since his platinum debut, he has released ten studio albums, three greatest hits packages, and has thirty chart singles. Some of his most well-known songs are “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. Beyond his work in the music industry, Adkins is also known for his work as a TV personality, actor, author and spokesman. Tickets are $35-58 and will go on sale Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets include gate admission into the fair. Evergreen State Fair E-newsletter recipients have access to buy tickets before they are on sale to the general public. To sign up for the e-newsletter, visit EvergreenFair.org. Once on sale, tickets can be purchased online at Etix.com; on the phone (800) 514-3849; or in person at the Evergreen State Fairground’s Administration Office. “Harvest the Memories” is the theme of the 2017 Evergreen State Fair which runs August 24 through September 4.
About Snohomish County Parks and Recreation / Evergreen State Fairgrounds
Located in Monroe, Washington Since 1949, the 193-acre Evergreen State Fairgrounds is home to the Evergreen State Fair which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Fairgrounds includes several permanent facilities which are used year-round for Northwest horse shows, trade shows, swap meets, auto races and more. The Gary D. Weikel Events Center (a 36,000 square foot multi-purpose building); the Evergreen Speedway with its paved oval track, is the only NASCAR venue in Washington and has a 7,000-seat covered grandstand; a clear-span sporting arena that can seat 4,000, two RV areas with dump stations, and a variety of other permanent exhibition facilities.
Mission and Values of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds
The mission of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, as a multi-purpose event facility, is to enrich the area’s quality of life by providing educational, entertainment, recreational, agricultural, commercial and social activities for the benefit of the residents and businesses of Snohomish County and surrounding communities.
Integral to our mission, the Evergreen State Fairgrounds is committed to:
- Providing a first-class venue for community celebrations and events
- Showcasing and promoting the area’s agriculture, commerce, technology and culture
- Supporting the visitor and tourism industry
- Offering a safe, clean and accessible environment for everyone
- Providing outstanding customer service
- Operating in a fiscally-responsible manner