March 8, 2016
Contact: Hal Gausman, Manager, Evergreen State Fair
Debbie Donk, Programs Specialist, Evergreen State Fair
Snohomish County’s 2016 Evergreen State Fair Grandstand Concert Series Announced!
Everett, Snohomish County—The Evergreen State Fair is excited to announce a diverse and exciting lineup of grandstand concerts featuring Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Hunter Hayes, Theory of a Deadman, LoCash & Old Dominion, and Jeremy Camp & MercyMe. These entertainers offer something for everyone across all genres: Country, Contemporary Christian, and Classic Rock and Rock.
Starting off the series will be rock legends Pat Benatar & Neil “Spyder” Giraldo, the powerhouse duo behind one of the largest arsenals of rock hits including "Love is a Battlefield," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Heartbreaker," "We Live For Love," "Promises In The Dark," "We Belong," and more! They will be performing at 7:30p.m. Monday, August 29. Tickets are $30-50.
Hailed as a "country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making" by the Los Angeles Times, five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene with his Platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album and chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline, on Atlantic Records. With three No. 1 singles already under his belt (including the multi-Platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” and “I Want Crazy”), Hayes delved into unprecedented territory with the digital and streaming release of his latest single, "21." Hayes will perform at 7:30p.m., Tuesday, August 30. Tickets are $30-48.
Theory of a Deadman will rock the stage at 7:30p.m., Wednesday, August 31. Theory of a Deadman were formed in 2001, and are originally from Delta, British Columbia, Canada. The rock band also includes traits of other music styles, such as country and acoustic, as well as their post-grunge and alternative rock base. So far, they have a total of eight top 10 hits on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including three No. 1 hits, "Bad Girlfriend" , "Lowlife" and "Angel".
Country’s hot new artists LoCash and Old Dominion will bring both bands’ hits to the stage at 7:00p.m., Thursday, September 1. The LoCash duo has performed live on some of the most prestigious stages in the world. Their music has received over ten million views on YouTube. Their hits include “I Love This Life”, “Keep in Mind”, and “The Best Seat in the House.” Blending old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit, and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets, Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music. Nominated this year for two Academy of Country Music awards for Vocal Group of the Year and New Vocal Group or Duo of the Year, they recently celebrated their debut single “Break Up With Him” reaching the top of the charts for two weeks. The band is currently headlining the Meat and Candy Tour and watching their second single, “Snapback,” race up the charts. Tickets are $25-40.
To end the series is Contemporary Christian artists Jeremy Camp and MercyMe who will perform at 7:00p.m. Friday, September 2. Award winning artist Jeremy Camp will perform hits “I Will Follow” and “He Knows.” To top off the night, MercyMe will perform hits like “Flawless,” “I Can Only Imagine,” and “Welcome to the New.” Whether offering up encouragement or inciting random acts of kindness, MercyMe creates music that enlightens, entertains, and invites community among a broad spectrum of people. Tickets are $30-$48. Group discount tickets (quantity of 10 or more) are only $25 each.
All concert tickets include fair gate admission. For concert on-sale schedule information and to get tickets before they go on sale to the general public, join the Evergreen State Fair’s e-newsletter at www.EvergreenFair.org. “Fun for the Whole Herd!” is the theme of the 2016 Evergreen State Fair which runs Aug. 25 through Sept. 5.