Fair Concerts Fought

“Foghat,” known for their song “Slow Ride,” will perform Aug. 30 at the Grandstand.


An eclectic lineup of musical acts ranging from country music to contemporary Christian to country to mariachi are on tap to perform at the Evergreen State Fair Grandstand. 

There are fewer performances in 2021. Past years saw five concerts scheduled, this year there are four, said Amy Craven, marketing specialist for the Evergreen State Fair Park. 

Foghat, known for their 70s hit, “Slow Ride,” kicks off the concert series at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30. Lead singer Charlie Huhn said in a press release, “the band just wants to make sure that after every show, they are all convinced that they just got rocked, from the second we start the first song to the end of the show.” 

For more information, go to www.foghat.com

Platinum-selling recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Chris Janson will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31. Janson, who earned three Country Music Association nominations, has scored hits with “Buy Me a Boat” and “Drunk Girl.” He has also written “Truck Yeah” and “How I’ll Always Be” performed by Tim McGraw and “I Love This Life” by LOCASH. For more information, go to www.chrisjanson.com

The Evergreen State Fair will be closed Sept. 1 so staff can clean and sanitize the fairgrounds and to give staff and volunteers a break. 

The concert series kicks off again on Thursday, Sept. 2, with Zach Williams, a Grammy and Dove award-winning recording artist. He is also a husband, father, singer, songwriter and worship leader who had two consecutive number-one hits on radio for 35 weeks, according to a press release.  

Williams’ music comes from a place of humility and honesty. His music pulls from the hard luck truths of outlaw country, the dirt-road grit of southern rock and contemporary Christian artist, according to a press release. His songs enlighten and uplift, revealing powerful transformative moments and stirring affirmation to stay on God’s path. 

For more information on Zach Williams: https://zachwilliamsmusic.com.

Flor de Toloache, a Latin Grammy-winning, all-female mariachi group, will perform Friday, Sept. 3. Flor de Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States, according to a press release. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their mélange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences. 

For more information on Flor de Toloache: https://mariachinyc.com.

Evergreen State Fair e-newsletter recipients receive access to tickets before they go on sale to the public, which was July 23. To sign up for the e-newsletter, visit EvergreenFair.org. Once on sale, tickets can be purchased online at Etix.com, over the phone by calling 800-514-3849 or in person at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. 

The 2021 Evergreen State Fair runs Aug. 26 - 31 and Sept. 2 - 6. For more information visit EvergreenFair.org.

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