Macklemore returns to the Washington State Fair stage Sept. 25. COURTESY PHOTO

Macklemore returns to the Washington State Fair stage Sept. 25. COURTESY PHOTO

State Fair welcomes Macklemore to stage Sept. 25

Country artist Cole Swindell performs Sept. 24; tickets for both concerts go on sale this week

  • Monday, February 3, 2020 8:28pm
  • Life

Seattle’s own Macklemore takes the Washington State Fair’s Grandstand stage on Friday, Sept. 25, part of the 2020 Columbia Bank Concert Series.

Country artist Cole Swindell performs Sept. 24.

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 Platinum-certified singles “Glorious” (featuring Skylar Grey), “Good Old Days” (featuring Kesha), and the Gold-certified “Marmalade” (featuring Lil Yachty).

Collectively Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single. In the past year, the Seattle rapper appeared on NBC’s hit show “Songland,” and was featured on the smash record from Martin Garrix “Summer Days.” This past December, Macklemore released a new Holiday song, “It’s Christmas Time,” performed on Ellen, and recently became the newest owner of the Seattle Sounders (MLS).

Swindell, a Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking 11-time No. 1 singer/songwriter, has racked up an impressive and incomparable record-breaking eight No. 1 singles, 10 No. 1 singles as a songwriter, 1 billion audience reaching single (“You Should Be Here”), six Platinum singles, a Platinum-certified debut album (Cole Swindell) and so much more!

The Georgia native has released his third album, “All of It,” for Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200. The first single, “Break Up In The End,” was the most added song on country radio the week it was released and currently sits in the top 5 on the country radio charts and is still climbing.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. Visit thefair.com 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. Friday, Feb. 7. Macklemore concert prices are $110, $100 and $85 and include fair gate admission; Prices for the Swindell concert are $70, $60, $50.

Tickets will be available on thefair.com/activities/macklemore or swindell by phone at 888-559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office, 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street on most Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. after March 3. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on-site will be charged a $5 per ticket service fee.

Concert ticket holders who want to start the party early, can purchase tickets to the pre-show party. For more information, visit thefair.com/activities/macklemore-pre-show-party.

The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes more than a million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 20-day event that kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend. For more information about the Sept. 4-27, 2020 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays and Sept. 9), visit thefair.com.

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2020 STATE FAIR CONCERT LINEUP

Date, performance, tickets

Sept. 5 – Carrie Underwood, 7:30 p.m., $90, $145, $160

Sept. 14 – Kidz Bop Live 2020, 6:30 p.m., $30, $40, $50

Sept. 24 – Cole Swindell, 7:30 p.m., $50, $60, $70

Sept. 25 – Macklemore, 7:30 p.m., $85, $100, $110

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