Darius Rucker. COURTESY PHOTO

Darius Rucker. COURTESY PHOTO

Award-winning country artist Darius Rucker coming to the state fair Sept. 26.

Tickets to go on sale this week

  • Monday, March 2, 2020 11:55am
  • Life

The Washington State Fair welcomes country artist Darius Rucker as the latest performer to take the Grandstand Stage, part of the Columbia Bank Concert Series, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the record industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish.

Since releasing his first country album in 2008, he’s enjoyed four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart and nine No. 1 singles at Country radio, earning a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career Grammy Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his four-time Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.”

As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker is a constant supporter of the MUSC Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. He has also raised millions of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament, as well as for more than 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation.

Rucker recently wrapped the Group Therapy Tour with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates as they celebrated the 25th Anniversary of generation-defining smash Cracked Rear View in addition to the Nov. 1 release of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4. Visit thefair.com/subscribe and join the 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. March 7. Prices are below, and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the fair website, thefair.com/activities/darius-rucker or by phone (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 SW and Meridian Street on most Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. after March 3. Check website for more info. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on-site will be charged a $5 per ticket service fee.

Tickets will go on sale for other artists in Columbia Bank Concert series, in the coming months. Visit thefair.com/concerts for updated information.


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