Evergreen State Fair grandstand tickets on sale

Jun 15, 2012

The Evergreen State Fair is excited to present a diverse and exciting lineup of grandstand entertainers that promises to please all interests.

This year’s entertainers performing on the grandstand stage include country singers Jake Owen and Rodney Atkins, classic rock band Styx, pop rock/folk pop artists Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat, and rock/pop artists Demi Lovato with special guest Hot Chelle Rae.

Classic rock band Styx will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. Styx’s hit singles include “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man” and more. Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early '70s, Styx transformed into an arena rock band with its big rockers and soaring power ballads. Tickets are $22-$45 and include fair gate admission.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m., the Evergreen State Fair presents country music star Rodney Atkins. See Atkins perform “Farmer's Daughter,” “Watching You,” “If You're Going Through Hell” and more.

The East Tennessee native has an impressive track record with sentiments that strike a chord with country listeners. He's had six number one hits from his first three albums. Tickets are $22-$45 and include fair gate admission.

Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat will perform their special brand of pop and folk rock music on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. DeGraw is known for “Not Over You,” “I Don't Want to Be,” “Follow Through” and more. He recently competed on the "Dancing with the Stars" television show.

Pop singer-songwriter-guitarist Caillat's hit singles include “Brighter Than the Sun,” “Bubbly,” “Realize” and “The Little Things.” Caillat was part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammys for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album. Tickets are $27-$50 and include fair gate admission.

On Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m., pop rock singer Demi Lovato with special guest Hot Chelle Rae hits the stage. Along with her new hit single, “Give Your Heart a Break,” Lovato is known for her hit singles “Unbroken,” “Skyscraper” and “Remember December.”

Her emotional debut single, “Skyscraper,” is certified platinum and the music video has reached more than 10 million YouTube views. Rock band Hot Chelle Rae is known for “Honestly,” “Tonight Tonight,” “I Like It Like That,” “I Like to Dance,” and their new album “Whatever.” Tickets are $32-$55 and include fair gate admission.

Rounding out the series, country singer Jake Owen brings his style of American country music to the stage on Friday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. See Jake perform his hit songs “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Eight Second Ride,” “Don't Think I Can't Love You” and more.

Owen earned a Grammy in 2008 for his revival of “Life in a Northern Town” and was named Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 2009. Tickets are $22-$45 and include fair gate admission.

Find more information about the 2012 Evergreen State Fair and the entertainment lineup at www.EvergreenFair.org. Tickets may be purchased online at www.EvergreenFair.org or charged by phone at Etix 1-800-514-3849 ext. 2 (subject to service fee).

For no-service fees, tickets may be purchased in person at the Fairgrounds Administration Office in Monroe 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed 12:30-1:30 p.m.). The Evergreen State Fairgrounds office is located on the fairgrounds at 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe.

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