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The Oregon State Fair announces five of the upcoming concerts for the 2013 Fair

April 5, 2013

LB Day Comcast Amphitheatre Concerts at the Oregon State Fair

Tickets for all concerts will start to go on sale Friday May 31st, 2013. Watch oregonstatefair.org for upcoming details on how to purchase tickets, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oregonstatefair.

Brantley Gilbert-Friday August 23rd, 2013

Brantley Gilbert's unique sound of Country-Rock-Soul has turned him into one of country's hottest newcomers. Gilbert's sophomore project, the Gold-certified Halfway to Heaven Deluxe debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and produced two Gold #1 singles, "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do".   As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned three #1 hits - "My Kinda Party," "Dirt Road Anthem," and "Country Must Be Country Wide." Gilbert is currently playing to sold-out arenas in the U.K. and North America on his "Hell on Wheels Tour."  Gilbert has two Academy of Country Music Award nominations this year - New Artist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year.  He will perform this Sunday, April 7th  on the 48th Annual Academy Country Awards show aired on CBS Television at 8:00 PM

Terry Fator-Saturday August 24th, 2013

Las Vegas Strip headliner, ventriloquist Terry Fator captures the hearts and funny bones of America! With singing, comedy and unparalleled celebrity impressions, the season two "America's Got Talent" winner of 2007 brings to life characters including Winston, the impersonating turtle, Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice and lounge singer Monty Carlo. With comedic banter and amazing vocal impressions of musical superstars such as Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more. Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment is a one-of-a-kind experience.

The Oak Ridge Boys 40th Anniversay Tour-Sunday August 25th, 2013

The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.

REO Speedwagon w/ special guest Loverboy-Friday August 30th, 2013

This summer, music fans will be able to hear two great 80's classic rock bands for the price of one! REO Speedwagon cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity (1980) contained four US Top 40 hits and is the group's best-selling album, with over ten million copies sold. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones "Keep On Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling".

Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1979.  Throughout the 1980s, the band accumulated numerous hit songs, earning four multi-platinum albums and selling millions of records. After being rejected by many American record labels, they signed with Columbia/CBS Records Canada and began recording their first album March 20, 1980,   The band's hit singles, particularly "Turn Me Loose" and "Working for the Weekend", have become arena rock staples and are still heard on many classic rock and classic hits radio stations across the United States and Canada.

Martina McBride-Monday September 2nd, 2013

Superstar Martina McBride has had a string of major hit singles on the Billboard country chart and occasionally on the adult contemporary chart. Five of these singles went to No. 1 on the country chart between 1995 and 2001, and one peaked at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart in 2003. McBride has recorded a total of eleven studio albums, one greatest hits compilation, one "live" album, a Christmas compilation, as well as two additional compilation albums. Seven of her studio albums and two of her compilations have received an RIAA Gold certification, or higher. In the U.S. she has sold over 14 million albums. In addition, McBride has won the Country Music Association's "Female Vocalist of the Year" award four times (tied with Reba McEntire for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Music's "Top Female Vocalist" award three times  McBride has an Academy of Country Music Award nomination this year for Female Vocalist of the Year; the 48th Annual Academy Country Awards show airs this Sunday April 7th  on CBS Television at 8:00 PM

More concerts to be announced! Tickets for all concerts will start to go on sale Friday May 31st, 2013.  Details on how to purchase tickets will be posted online at www.oregonstatefair.org.


Contact:  Chris Havel