"We're ecstatic," Bruner said. "We're looking for it to be one of our biggest concerts ever. We couldn't have hit the timing more perfect with him, he was breaking and his music was getting really popular on the radio as we were trying to book him. Literally, after we booked him, he's appearing on country music awards and things like that. We couldn't be more happy to have him here."
Rhett, 24, released his debut single, "Something to Do with my Hands," in 2012, followed by "Beer with Jesus," both of which cracked the top 30 Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
His third single, "It Goes Like This," peaked at No. 2 on that chart and topped Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
"Country, rock and hip-hop were what I was raised on," Rhett said. "It's a strange combination, but it all leaks into what I write."
Anyone who visits the fair has access to the general admission area of Rhett's
"There's about 60 tickets or so for
Bruner strongly suggests folks get there early to find a seat, since it's likely to be a packed event.
Fair admission is included with
Each night of the fair has a different musical flavor.
"They're a really, really interesting band, I would call it like an infusion of
"It's really interesting music, very talented group musically. They were recently on New Day Northwest, and we're glad to have them here."
"They're definitely the biggest local band, they're really growing," Bruner said. "They're coming off a recent Battle of the Bands win in
For '80s rock fans, the best comes last with Atomic Punks closing out the fair music Saturday night, right after the races at
"The Atomic Punks are one of the top-rated, if not the top Van Halen tribute band in the world," Bruner said.
The sanctioned cover band focuses on early Van Halen of "the David Lee Roth era," their website says. Bruner said sometimes when they're in
"It will be a really entertaining show for people who are Van Halen fans, who like good old fashioned '80s rock," he said.
All the shows start at
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