As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip hop. COURTESY PHOTO

State Fair goes old school, welcomes I Love the ’90s Tour on Sept. 15

Pre-sale tickets available Wednesday

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 10:09am
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It’s a fun-filled flashback party

I Love the ’90s Tour comes to the Washington State Fair on Friday, Sept. 15, featuring some of the decade’s biggest hit makers, including Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd and Tone Loc.

Salt-N-Pepa helped change the face of hip hop, giving women across the globe a voice within their communities and the music industry and becoming the first female rappers to receive a Grammy Award.

Robert Matthew Van Winkle, best known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, with one of the biggest rap breakout hits, “Ice Ice Baby.” It was the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard charts, and has been credited with helping to diversify hip hop by introducing it to a mainstream white audience. In the early ’90s, To the Extreme became the fastest selling hip hop album of all time, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Color Me Badd is one of the top R&B vocal groups of all time. The group has sold 12 million records in the U.S. Its debut album, C.M.B, sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and became certified triple platinum in the country. They have three No. 1 singles and 17 top 20 singles. The group received the Favorite Single R&B/Soul trophy at the 19th annual American Music Awards and is a six-time Grammy nominee.

Loc soared from obscurity into pop stardom in 1989 when his hoarse voice and delivery made the song “Wild Thing” (using a sample from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin’”), a massive hit winning Grammys and countless other awards. The song Wild Thing was co-written by Marvin Young, better known as Young MC, as was the second single smash, “Funky Cold Medina.” The album “Loc-ed After Dark” became the second rap release ever to top the pop charts and one of the most popular of all time.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12. Visit thefair.com and join our free E-Club for access to the best seats and ticket offers. E-Club members get the opportunity to buy tickets to all shows in the Columbia Bank Concert Series lineup, before the general public.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15. Tickets are $55, $45 and $30 and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the fair website or by phone at 888-559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the state fair’s box office at 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee.

Tickets will also go on sale for other artists in the coming months. Visit thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or sign up online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities before concert tickets go on sale to the public.

Concerts to date:

DATE, PERFORMANCE, TIME, PRICES (including fair gate admission)

Sept. 1 – Nickelback with special guest Daughtry, 7:30 p.m., $100, $90, $80

Sept. 2 – Lady Antebellum with special guests Kelsea Ballerini & Brett Young, 7:30 p.m., $100, $90, $80

Sept. 3 – Steven Tyler, 7:30 p.m., $90, $80, $60

Sept. 7 – Rodeo Playoffs – evening performance, 6:30 p.m., $30, $20, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 4

Sept. 8 – Rodeo Playoffs with Granger Smith Concert, 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 9 – Rodeo Playoffs – matinee performance, 1 p.m., $35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of four through Sept. 4

Sept. 9 – Rodeo Playoffs with Easton Corbin Concert, 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 10 – Puyallup Rodeo Finals, 1 p.m., $40, $30

Sept. 14 – The Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m., $55, $45, $30

Sept. 15 – I Love the 90’s Tour, featuring Salt-n-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd & Tone Loc, 7:30 p.m., $75, $55, $40

Sept. 16 – Hank Williams, Jr., with special guest The Cadillac Three, 7:30 p.m., $70, $60, $45

Sept. 18 – Casting Crowns with special guest Matthew West, 7:30 p.m., $50, $40, $30

Sept. 20 – Thomas Rhett, 7:30 p.m., $90, $80, $70

Sept. 21 – Modest Mouse with special guest Built To Spill, 7:30 p.m., $85, $75, $58

Sept. 22 – An Evening with Earth, Wind & Fire, 7:30 p.m., $80, $70, $45

Sept. 24 – Jason Aldean with special guest Kane Brown, 7:30 p.m., $150, $140, $100

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