The 2018 Washington State Fair Concert Lineup

Few state fairs are as fun and well attended as the Washington State Fair. With over 1 million visitors each year, it has to be good to keep guests coming back. There’s the rodeo, the rides, the food, the animals, the flowers, and the crafts. But it’s the concerts at the Grandstand that are, without a doubt, the fair’s biggest draw.

This year, the concert lineup for the Washington State Fair is sure to entice new and returning fair-goers. Country fans will be delighted to know that Florida Georgia Line will play on Sep. 2. Toby Keith will bring his beloved country style to the fair on Sep. 15, and Rascal Flatts will close out the series Sep. 23.

Photo courtesy Washington State Fair

Country music not your thing? That’s okay! Boy George and Culture Club with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey (a match made in 80s fangirl heaven) are performing on Sep. 13. And speaking of 80s fangirl heaven, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are playing alongside Cheap Trick on Sep. 19.

Photo courtesy Washington State Fair

But what about the kids? There’s something for them too! Local and national favorite Macklemore will perform on Sep. 21, kicking out some of his funky favorites for both young and mature audiences.

“We’re thrilled with our 2018 Columbia Bank Concert series lineup,” said Stacy Howard, Washington State Fair public relations manager. “There’s something for everyone; from country, to rock, Christian, comedy, and rap. We’re so excited that Washington’s own hip hop sensation Macklemore is helping us celebrate our state!”

In addition to music, the series will feature comedy performances by Terry Fator and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. There will also be pre-show parties for Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, and Macklemore.

More concerts are waiting to be announced, so stay tuned! For more information on time, pricing, tickets, and the concert series in general, visit the Columbia Bank Concert Series website.

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