Toby Keith w/ special guest JT Hodges

Columbia Bank Concert Series

Saturday, September 20

Doors open at 6:30pm



Reserved Concert Seating - $40 - $95
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Concert tickets include Washington State Fair gate admission, a $12.50 value. Tickets required for children 2 years of age and older.

Pit Tickets - $105
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The best chance to be up close and personal with Toby Keith! Pit tickets are general admission, standing room only on the floor, directly in front of the stage. Includes Fair gate admission.

"Red Cup" Pre-Show Party - $30
(does not include concert or Fair gate admission)
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Toby Keith BIO

Having sold over 40 million albums worldwide, music superstar Toby Keith has established a stronghold in the country music industry. With more than 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, he is known for singles “How Do You Like Me Now?,” “Beer for My Horses,” “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” and “As Good as I Once Was.”

Toby Keith was born in Clinton, Oklahoma in 1961. His grandmother owned Billie Garner’s Supper Club in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and those musicians were the inspiration for his interest in the music business. While working with friends as derrick hands in oil fields after high school graduation, they decided to form a band, Easy Money. When the oil industry dried up in 1982, he began playing defensive end with the semi-pro Oklahoma City Drillers, while continuing to play in the band. In the early 1990s he went to Nashville, promising himself he’d have a record deal by the time he was 30.
His debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” went to Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1993. As the decade came to a close, it was the most played country song of the 1990s, certified platinum.
This singer, songwriter and actor has produced 17 studio albums, two Christmas albums, and three compilation albums. His release in late 2012, Hope on the Rocks produced two singles, both Top 20 hits, “I Like Girls That Drink Beer” and “Hope on the Rocks.” In mid-2013 “Drinks After Work” became the first single from his 17th album of the same name. The second single is “Shut Up and Hold On.” 

JT Hodges Bio

Success can be defined in many different ways, and for a songwriter who is also a recording artist, the best definition of success is to remain true to who you are as an artist. This may often mean eschewing the chart trend and going your own way musically. JT Hodges, who considers himself a writer as much as an artist, did that on his self-titled debut two years ago, and takes the same path for his upcoming, as yet to be titled sophomore release. The lead single, “Already High,” is setting the stage for a new album’s worth of music from Hodges that will reflect his growth musically, stylistically and as a storyteller.
The upcoming album will offer a more reflective take on the music and a different twist in the lyrics. It includes a diversity that suggests Hodges is creating a whole new kind of Country Pop Rock music blend. His first three singles, “Goodbyes Made You Mine, “Hunt You Down” and “Sleepy Little Town” were vital precursors to what is to come in the evolution of his music. These songs also lay a solid groundwork with music fans; collectively selling well more than 300,000 downloads. Add those sales to consistent touring over the past year, and a star turn in the Hallmark Channel’s December 2013 movie Finding Christmas and the table is well set for Hodges’ return to the country music charts.

Columbia Bank Concert Series

Enjoy the BIG STARS under our Northwest stars! Join us for nightly concerts performed by a star-studded lineup during the Washington State Fair, September 5 - 21, 2014. There is no better place to enjoy the sights and sounds of a show than in the Grandstand at the Washington State Fair, under the beautiful Northwest skies.

View the full 2014 Concert Series lineup here.


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