The Washington State Fair (Puyallup Fair) will be starting this weekend and for me personally, I love the concerts. Over the years, I would say that I have attended 6 or so concerts in the grandstands. It’s been a great time and they continue to bring big names to our small town. I remember growing up even our family went together for a few. If you’re familiar with the Fair concerts, you’ll see a few repeats each year but they are pretty good about their artist selections making sure there is always someone new. Lets go through the concert list, dates, and history of all the concerts available for the 2015 year.
Sept. 11th & 12th 2015:
To start the Fair off right on Friday and Saturday night they will have their Dancin’ in the Dirt Parties. Friday night at 9pm will feature Colt Ford. If you’re not familiar with Colt Ford, he was born in Georgia. He was professional golf player before focusing and hitting it big in his music career. He was landed on the Hot Country Charts 6 times. On Saturday night, Dan + Shay will be the artists. They are country duo team out of Nashville, Tennessee. They have been on the Hot Country Charts as well with 3 top singles in the top 40.
Sept 14th, 2015:
On Monday the Fair will feature “Weird Al” Yankovic. Over the years, Weird Al Yankovic has been a popular and returning artist over the years. He is fun show and quite popular with over 12 million albums sold. I would describe his music and concert experience as parody music, comedy, and polka. You can’t go wrong with a Weird Al show.
Sept 15th, 2015:
On Tuesday you’ll have the opportunity to experience HEART and their Love Tour. According to VH1, HEART is considered to be one of the top 100 greatest rock bands. In the US alone, they have sold over 22.5 million albums. In 2013, they were inducted to The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Join sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson (HEART) for this exciting show which starts at 730pm.
Sept 16th, 2015:
On Wednesday night the fair will have Fifth Harmony in the house. If you don’t know who Fifth Harmony is they are an all female group which was formed on the second season of the X Factor with Simon Cowell. It was a very inspirational season watching the group get formed. You can watch one of the segments below where they were fighting to make the cut on the show.
Sept 17th, 2015:
Thursday night the Puyallup Fair Concert Series will have the special guests Crystal Gayle & Lee Greenwood. From Kentucky, Crystal Gayle is Loretta Lynn’s younger sister. In 1977, Crystal Gayle’s single took off and catapulted her career. The single “Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue” was a tremendous hit. It reached #1 on the CashBox pop charts and got her a Grammy. Lee Greenwood is a popular country artist as well. He has had over 35 singles on the Billboard country music charts. He was born in California.
Sept 18th, 2015:
Friday night at 7:30 the Fair will feature Terry Fator. In 2007 he got his big break by winning the season 2 of Americas Got Talent show. The win landed him an offer in Vegas as well as one of the highest paid comics just under Jerry Seinfeld in 2013.
Sept 19th, 2015:
Saturday is going to be a big night at the Fair. Musician Keith Urban will be on the stage. You’ve seen him on several seasons of American Idol now and his career only gets bigger and bigger. This is the Rise ‘Em Up Tour. Keith Urban is a 4-time Grammy award winner and one of the most popular country singers. With more than 15 million albums sold Keith Urban has had a long list of #1 hits.
Sept 20th, 2015:
The Fair brings to the stage Chris Tomlin & TobyMac. Chris Tomlin has a very successful career he has 12 #1 radio singles, a GRAMMY with 8 additional nominations, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, 5 gold and 2 platinum digital singles, and a platinum and 4 gold albums to his name. He has 10 albums to his name including his last one, Burning Lights, which kicked off 2013 as a No. 1 album. TobyMac has sold over 11 million albums and very popular in the Christian scene. He has 5 Grammy awards to his name.
Sept 21st, 2015:
The legendary female artist Patti Labelle takes the Fair stage on Monday the 21st. She will be joined by The Tacoma Symphony. Patti Labelle is an icon in the music industry. Some have named her the Godmother of Soul. She has sold over 50 million albums and continues to entertain all her fans across the nation. Patti Labelle was on the 20th season of Dancing with the Stars as well. Over her career, she has been on 17 music tours.
Sept 22nd, 2015:
On Tuesday the Fair will have Iggy Azalea on the main stage. At the age of 16, she left Australia to take over the music industry in America. Her #1 album “Fancy” really jumpstarted her popularity in the music industry. The concerts starts on 7:30pm and doors open at 6:30pm. The concert will also have special guests Tinashe & Elijah Blake.
Sept 23rd, 2015:
They are here finally in Puyallup. Duran Duran will hit the stage on Wednesday night. From Birmingham, England, we have heard all their great music including “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “RIO”, and “Girls on Film”. The UK band has had 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Charts. They have sold over an amazingly 120 million albums.
Sept 24th, 2015:
Jake Owen and special guest A Thousand Horses are coming to the Fair Thursday the 24th 2015. Jake Owen always puts on a great show. Days of Gold is Jake’s most recent album.
Sept 25th, 2015:
Friday night the 25th is going to be a blockbuster in Puyallup Washington. The stage will include Kool & The Gang with special guest En Vogue. Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide. My favorite song of the band is “Jungle Boogie”. The band has 7 American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has been preforming regularly over the last 45 years. En Vogue will be there as well included in the ticket price. They are an all girl group which started in California in 1989. They have sold over 20 million records worldwide.
Sept 26th, 2015:
The last two concert events at the Fair are expected to draw big crowds. Both artist are huge names in the industry. Jason Derulo will be on stage Saturday the 26th. This superstar has sold over 45 million albums and has amassed over 1.5 billion views. He has also been a guest judge on the show “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Sept 27th, 2015:
It’s the last night of the Fair so this finale show will be BIG! Pitbull will be hitting the stage at 7:30pm. Everyone knows Pitbull – he has sold millions of singles and regularly in Miami pumping the beats in the clubs. He is often at the New Years Eve’s celebrations so it will be great to see him closing down the Fair.
That is the schedule for all of the concerts being featured on the main stage at the Fair. It’s going to be an exciting year this year for events at the Fair. The Washington State Fair opens it’s doors this Friday the 11th. See you there!