UPDATE - Whiskey Myers will be performing in place of The Turnpike Troubadours. Chris Knight and Jason Boland & The Stragglers will still perform as originally scheduled.
Washington, MO – January 15, 2018 – The Washington Town & Country Fair has made its first entertainment announcement for 2018 – a Red Dirt triple feature. On Friday, August 3rd, Chris Knight, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, and The Turnpike Troubadours will perform on the Pepsi Main Stage. Seating is general admission and the concert is included with your entry ticket to the fair.
The Red Dirt music style is a new offering for the Fair, but one that 2018 Chairman Brian Gildehaus is thrilled about. “What a great opportunity for us to bring a new genre to the stage, with three of the biggest names in Red Dirt.” Chris Knight, a 20-year veteran with 8 albums and a still uncompromised reputation as one of the best singer/songwriters in America, will open the show. Jason Boland & The Stragglers will follow with a high energy performance that remains steadfast and true to the country music of old. The night ends with The Turnpike Troubadours, who have taken the Texas/Red Dirt scene by storm with a mix of excellent songwriting, superior musicianship and a killer live show. Tickets for Friday, August 3rd are on sale now at washmofair.com. Admission to the fair includes concerts, midway rides, shows, exhibits, livestock shows, and motorsports events. Cost is $30 for adults (age 16+) and $15 for children (age 6-15). Fairgoers age 5 and under are free. Season passes, good for every day of the 5-day fair, will be available for purchase beginning in March.
About the Fair: Now in its 89th year, the Washington Town & Country Fair is known throughout the region as a fantastic fair and great bargain. August 1-5, 2018, “Your Bridge to Fun” will showcase 5 nights of concerts on the Main Stage, along with 5 nights of entertainment in the Motorsports Arena. Other attractions include a 20-ride midway, regional bands in the entertainment tent, livestock shows, stage shows, strolling entertainers, interactive exhibits, and of course, Fair Food. Remaining acts for the Pepsi Main Stage, as well as other attractions for the 2018 Fair, will be announced via @washmofair social media accounts on Thursdays throughout January and February. For more information on the Washington Town & Country Fair, please visit washmofair.com.
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