Lauren Daigle’s music has climbed to the top of contemporary Christian music charts in a short time. COURTESY PHOTO

Lauren Daigle’s music has climbed to the top of contemporary Christian music charts in a short time. COURTESY PHOTO

State fair welcomes Christian artist Lauren Daigle with special guest Zach Williams on Sept. 17

Pre-sale tickets on sale this week

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 12:05pm
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For the Reporter

Christian adult contemporary artist Lauren Daigle with special guest Zach Williams will perform at the Washington State Fair on Sept. 17.

In less than two years, Daigle has developed into one of the leading voices in Christian music. That recognition grew with the vast success of her debut album, How Can It Be. Since its 2015 release, the album achieved official gold record status (in less than 18 months) and earned Daigle numerous accolades, including two Grammy nominations, one for Best Contemporary Christian album and one for Best Contemporary Christian song, “Trust In You,” a Billboard Award for Top Contemporary Christian Album, and multiple Dove Awards, including its top honor of Artist of the Year.

Premiering in the Top 30 of the Billboard 200, How Can It Be lingered for six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart and hit No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Gospel Top Albums Chart. These achievements, along with Daigle’s strong ability to connect with fans, have earned her numerous awards, including Dove Awards for New Artist of the Year (2015), Songwriter of the Year, and Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, “Trust In You” (2016). She also holds three K-Love Fan Awards, for Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year (2016) and Worship Song of the Year, “How Can It Be,” (2015).

Williams is no novice to the music industry. He had spent a majority of his life traveling with various bands. It came as a shock when the opportunity to sign with Provident Label Group as a new Christian artist arose. Never in his wildest dreams did Zach Williams think that he would be in this place of writing and recording music in the Christian music industry, especially from years of hard living on the road while in a rock-and-roll band.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14. Visit thefair.com and join the free E-Club for access to the best seats and ticket offers.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17. Prices are listed in the chart below and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available online 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 fair’s box office, 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on most 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 $3 per ticket service fee.

Visit thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or register online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities before concert tickets go on sale to the public.

The concerts to date are:

Date, performance, time, prices (including fair gate admission)

Sept. 2 – Florida Georgia Line (country) 7:30 p.m., $160, $145, $95

Sept. 6 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, evening performance, 6:30 p.m., $30, $20, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 3

Sept. 7 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale with Scotty McCreery (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 8 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, matinee performance, 1 p.m., $35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 3

Sept. 8 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale with Jamey Johnson (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 9 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, matinee, 1 p.m., $40, $30

Sept. 10 – Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (classic rock) 7:30 p.m., $50, $40, $30

Sept. 13 – Culture Club with the Thompson Twins, 7:30 p.m., $65, $55, $45

Sept. 14 – An Evening with Terry Fator (comedy) 7:30 p.m. $55, $40, $30

Sept. 15 – Toby Keith (country) 7:30 p.m., $95, $80, $70

Sept. 17 – Lauren Daigle with Zach Williams (christian) 7:30 p.m., $45, $35, $30

Sept. 22 – Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $65, $60, $45

Sept. 23 – Rascal Flatts (country) 7:30 p.m., $90, $80, $60

For more information about the Aug. 31- Sept. 23 fair (closed Tuesdays and Sept. 5), visit thefair.com.

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