June 14, 2011 For more information contact:
For Immediate Release Greg Stewart @ 248-7160
TRACE ADKINS TO APPEAR OPENING WEEKEND OF THE FAIR
Country star Trace Adkins has been signed by the Central Washington State Fair to appear on Saturday, September 24, the opening weekend of the Fair.
“We are very happy to have Trace Adkins for opening weekend,” said Fair president Greg Stewart. “He has a huge number of fans in our area and his concert will be a great way to help kick off this year’s Fair entertainment.”
Trace Adkins continues to conquer new worlds. He has long been country music's alpha male, a man whose commanding presence and once-in-a-generation baritone have made him a pillar of the contemporary Nashville sound. But such are his other gifts—a restless intellect, wide-ranging interests, great ability as a communicator—that it was perhaps inevitable that his influence would spread well beyond the bounds of the genre.
In the past decade, Trace has made his mark as an actor, both on television and in the movies, an author, a voiceover artist and commercial spokesman, a social commentator, and a reality show participant. His effect on businessman and showman Donald Trump was such that after his initial and highly successful appearance on Celebrity Apprentice, he was invited back as a boardroom advisor. He has turned his entertainingly articulated views into a well-received book, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, and has even inspired an action comic book series, Luke McBain, that has proven to be one of the genre's hottest sellers.
The breadth and depth of his catalog points to the diversity and complexity of his musical approach and of his personality. He is the man who gave us one of modern-day country's rowdiest classics, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," and one of its most touching, "You're Gonna Miss This," which earned two of his four Grammy nominations, became his third chart-topping hit, and was named the ACM's Single of the Year.
Adkins fills the hole in the Fair’s concert series after Weird Al Yankovic cancelled due to a booking problem last week.
Other entertainers who will be performing as part of the Les Schwab Concert Series during the ten day Fair include hip-hop artist MC Magic, pop group Boyz II Men, country group Gloriana, the rock band Hinder, country singer Kellie Pickler, crossover artist Uncle Kracker and country newbie Brett Eldridge.
As is the case with all the shows at this year’s Fair, the Trace Adkins concert is free to all fairgoers, however there are some reserved seats available for purchase. The prices for the reserved seats for Trace Adkins run from $5 to $30. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, June 17 at noon at the Fair ticket office and through TicketsWest locations. To reserve seats call 1-800-325-SEAT.
For more information on this year’s Central Washington State Fair and the 2011 entertainment line-up, go to the Fair’s website at www.fairfun.com. This year’s Fair runs from September 23 through October 2, in Yakima.
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