The Grays Harbor County Fair is nearly here. Oh, the food, the fun, the festivities! Carnival rides and games, that unique and blissful “fair food” and the hometown entertainment, as well as livestock and home crafts—could it get any better? Yes! And it does.
As always, there’s world class music coming to the Grays Harbor County Fair. And, this year’s headlining entertainment on the Pepsi Stage is no exception, featuring one of Billboard’s Top country artists, 2016 CMA nominee Old Dominion. Also appearing on the grand Pepsi stage are the locally popular Olsen Bros. Band from Olympia, a popular fan favorite that continues to grow in popularity. For something different, enjoy a cappella group The Coats from Puyallup and Portland’s Petty Fever—an award-winning Tom Petty tribute band.
RCA recording artist Old Dominion’s music has what reviewers call an “old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit” that features “radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets.” The band hits the Pepsi Stage on August 9. According to their website the band has “emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music.” When they released their first full-length album Meat and Candy, ‘Entertainment Weekly’ called it a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut.”
Old Dominion released their platinum single, two-week Billboard No. 1 “Break Up with Him” and the RIAA certified gold country/pop crossover (skater) hit “Snapback” prior to their third Billboard Top Ten single “Song for Another Time.” At the time that this article was written, their song “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” has spent 16 weeks on the Billboard charts and is currently at number 15 and climbing. They spent last summer on Kenny Chesney’s Spread the Love Tour.
Sponsored by Big Foot 107.3 and North Beach RV, Old Dominion hits the Grays Harbor County Fair Pepsi Stage hot off their spring tour with Miranda Lambert on her Highway Vagabond Tour. The ACM and ACCA Breakthrough Duo/Group of the Year are also nominated for two CMA Awards: Best New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year and Favorite Duo or Group – Country for the 2016 American Music Awards. Reserve seating tickets for the Wednesday, August 9 concert are now on sale at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds for $40 each. Those who purchase these tickets receive free fair admission. For those brave enough to take a chance, there is limited, general admission bleacher seating that’s free with paid fair admission. See fairgrounds website for details.
The Thursday, August 10 show features nationally touring artists, The Coats—the Pacific Northwest’s premiere a cappella band. In a career spanning almost two decades, the quartet has shared the stage with dozens of acts such as Gallagher, The Beach Boys, Jay Leno, Trisha Yearwood and Eddie Money. Performing classics and covers from Country to Christmas, their intensely arranged yet hilarious, interactive performance blends music and comedy. The concert is free with paid fair admission.
Originating in Olympia, The Olson Bros Band burst onto the country music scene in 2013 and had more than fifty shows on their 2016 summer schedule including an opening gig for Craig Morgan. Lead by singers and songwriters Luke and Isaac Olson, The Bros have recently been enjoying a little time on the radio waves throughout Washington for their new single “Dangerous.” Read more here: http://www.graysharbortalk.com/2017/07/06/old-dominion-grays-harbor-county-fair/