Between Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 6, Benton County is in for music to rival the best.
Wednesday night kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with rural Oregon native Briana Renea. Blending rock and country, she released her debut single “Chasin’ Trouble” in October 2018, which made the top 100 of the Music Row Charts.
Renea is opening for Orange Grove native Chase Bryant, who hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. Bryant earned two Top 10 singles by the age of 21 and has earned a reputation for resilience in both life and his craft. His music is soulful, genuine, and truly something else – a true don’t miss.
The next day, Thursday, Aug. 4, headlines with The Springsteen Experience: A Tribute to the Boss at 8:30 p.m. Fans of The Boss won’t want to miss this look at the entire career of Springsteen – from the early ‘70s through the modern-day. Born to Run through Letter to You.
Opening for The Springsteen Experience at 7:00 p.m. are the Fat Bottomed Girls, a female-fronted rock cover band. They cover the hits of Pat Benatar, Heart, Joan Jett, Freddie Mercury, and more with excellent renditions of songs long(ish) past but still worthy to rock out to.
Opening the Friday night entertainment at 6:30 p.m. is Catherine Loyer & Strawberry Roan, a powerful presence mixing rock, blues, pop, and country into powerful, eclectic music.
Fans can then see Colt Ford at 8:00 p.m., playing some of the most well-recognized modern country in this day and age. With over three million albums sold and over one billion streams, he’s earned that headline.
And finally, on Saturday, Aug. 6, we have Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute at 7:00 p.m. They were voted as the #1 tribute act in Las Vegas by the Fremont Street Experience, and have been endorsed by Sir Paul McCartney – need we say more?
Opening for Yesterday is Kenny Metcalf as Elton, The Early Years. Metcalf recreates the glamor and style of multiple Grammy-winning star Elton John in excellent detail. And while “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” you won’t have to fight too hard, because tickets to the show come with your paid admission to the Fair.
Just remember, seating in the outdoor venue is first-come, first-serve.
Fair tickets went on sale June 1. Visit the Benton County Fair site for up-to-date information regarding fair schedules and ticketing, or call (541) 766-6521.
By Ethan Hauck
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