State fair welcomes hip-hop, rap sensation Macklemore on Sept. 21

Tickets go on sale this week

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Macklemore. COURTESY PHOTO

Macklemore. COURTESY PHOTO

For the Reporter

Seattle’s own Macklemore takes to the Washington State Fair stage for a hip-hop/rap party on Friday, Sept. 21, part of the Columbia Bank Concert Series.

Gemini, Macklemore’s first solo effort in 12 years, was released in September 2017. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and No. 1 on the charts for rap, R&B/hip-hop and independent albums. The album follows two releases with producer Ryan Lewis: the multiple Grammy award-winning albums The Heist and the 2016 release, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made (featuring the platinum-certified single “Downtown”). Gemini includes singles “Glorious” (featuring Skylar Grey), “Marmalade” (featuring Lil Yachty) and “Good Old Days” (featuring Kesha).

Collectively, Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed more than 2.7 billion times, and he is one of only two rappers to have a diamond-certified single. Macklemore’s previous solo releases include “The Language of My World” and the mixtapes “Open Your Eyes” and “The Unplanned Mixtape.”

In the past year, the Seattle rapper released two solo songs “Wednesday Morning” and “Drug Dealer,” performed on “Ellen” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, was featured in an MTV special with President Obama about the opioid epidemic in America, and was the first U.S. citizen to ever participate in the Presidential Weekly Address.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28. 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 31. 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.

Pre-show party

Concert ticket holders who want to start the party early, can purchase tickets to the pre-show party. Join fellow fans in the VIP tent just inside the Gold Gate for fun, food and prizes before Macklemore takes the stage. Tickets are $43 each and do not include concert tickets.

For more information, visit macklemore-pre-show-party.

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 (p0p, ’80s), 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. 20 – Brett Eldredge with Runaway June and Devin Dawson (country) 7:30 p.m., $75, $65, $45

Sept. 21 – Macklemore (hip hop) 7:30 p.m., $110, $100, $85

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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