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Fair officials announce concert acts

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 18:47:23-04

Officials have announced the acts scheduled to perform at the grandstand concerts during this year’s Western Idaho Fair, which runs August 19-28 at Expo Idaho.

Advance tickets for the Fair went on sale Tuesday at ShareMyFair.com. Advance gate tickets are $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for kids, with various discounts offered on carnival wristbands and admission tickets.

The grandstand concerts are free with gate admission.

Kicking off the concerts on Tuesday, August 23rd will be country artist Josh Turner.

On Wednesday, August 24th, 107.1 K-Hits and Rock 105 are sponsoring rock icon band Foreigner.

Thursday, August 25th is fair officials are billing as a “country double-header,” with rising star LoCash and well-known band Sawyer Brown both performing.

On Friday, August 26th, legendary ‘80s pop rock duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo round out the entertainment.

“This year promises to be one of our best lineups yet, with great acts for country and rock fans alike,” said Western Idaho Fair Director Bob Batista.

Josh Turner launched his career with the 2003 Platinum-selling debut album “Long Black Train.” Between that and his most recent album “Punching Bag,” he’s sold 12 million albums, been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and earned multiple Grammy, Country Music Award, and American Country Music nominations. His hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” and “Time is Love,” the most-played country song of 2012.

Since 1976, Foreigner has produced hits to define a generation of music, including rock classics like “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice,” “Jukebox Hero,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and more. The group has ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits.

LoCash’s journey to this point has included writing hits like “Truck Yeah” for Tim McGraw’s comeback album, their first number-one hit “You Gonna Fly” for Keith Urban, and performing at Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Most recently, they played “I Know Somebody” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The concert stage is where country band Sawyer Brown first blossomed -- and the band continues to bloom today more than 30 years after its debut. Known for their high-energy, no-holds-barred approach, their hits include,“Some Girls Do”, “All These Years”, and “The Walk”.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo’s “We Live For Love” national tour makes it stop at the Fair. Over the course of their creative partnership, they have sold over 26 million albums and won numerous Grammy awards fo hits including “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love is a Battlefield,” “We Belong,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Promises in the Dark” among many others.