When the I Love The 90's tour rolls into Puyallup, you'll be in the presence of Grammy-winning hip-hop royalty -- none other than Salt-N-Pepa and DJ Spinderella. They'll headline this ultimate Flashback Friday party, busting out classic tracks like "Push It," "Whatta Man" and "Shoop." Joining rap's landmark ladies is none other than Mr. "Ice Ice Baby" himself, Vanilla Ice. Plus, Color Me Badd joins the party with guilty pleasure pop hits "I Wanna Sex You Up" and "I Adore Mi Amor" and Tone Loc rounds out the bill with some "Funky Cold Madina" and a little "Wild Thing." Your concert ticket includes general admission to the fair. This show is part of the Colombia Bank Concert Series.
Blending the sensual melodies of flamenco with modern influences from rock, pop and jazz, renowned nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert has created a sound with a wide appeal. A true romantic, Liebert never fails to win over the crowd with his passionate playing and memorable melodies. His engaging mix of flamenco guitar, South American percussion and other musical genres has earned Liebert five Grammy nominations and 38 gold and platinum record certifications in the USA, plus more awards around the world. He and his band, Luna Negra, perform live at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, showcasing his philosophy that flamenco is as much an attitude as a genre of music.
Sunday September 17, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
How is it that a man with limited formal and musical education was able to create some of the most versatile and memorable music the world has ever known? In The Melody Lingers On, a sweet, romantic, semi-autobiographical musical featuring the works of Irving Berlin, you'll find out how some of America's greatest musical masterpieces were created. Called an "unabashed love letter" to Berlin (Variety), the show features ten singers, a cookin' onstage band and 46 songs, including "What'll I Do?" "Blue Skies," "Always," "Cheek to Cheek," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Always" "Heat Wave" and many more. Don't miss this golden tribute at the Clackamas Repertory Theatre in Oregon City.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 2:30pm
It's hard to imagine summer without the songs of the Beach Boys, and now you can hear those legendary tunes live from the guys themselves at the Washington State Fair in Puyallaup. One of rock music's most influential bands, the Beach Boys brought lush, complex harmonies to countless hits even before adding revolutionary orchestral arrangements to the mix, laying the groundwork for groups like the Beatles on Sgt. Pepper's. Led by founding lead singer Mike Love and Beach Boy vet Bruce Johnston, this classic SoCal surf band is set to perform hits from their ocean-deep catalog, which includes "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Good Vibrations," "God Only Knows," "California Girls," "Help Me Rhonda," "I Get Around" and many more. Concert tickets also includes same-day admission to all the fun and food at the fair. This show is part of the Colombia Bank Concert Series.
Hot off the release of her latest studio album, Memphis Rock & Soul, multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge hits the stage at the Washington State Fair. Belting out hit songs like "I'm the Only One," "Come to My Window," "Ain't It Heavy" and more with her trademark raspy voice and fierce guitar skills, Etheridge stands out as an iconic performer. In 1988, she released her debut single, "Bring Me Some Water," which earned the singer her first Grammy nomination. Since then, she's been nominated 15 times, winning twice, in addition to taking home an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2007. Her latest album finds the veteran songwriter branching out into new directions while delivering the insightful lyrics and strong melodies she's known for. Your ticket includes same-day admission to the fair. This show is part of the Colombia Bank Concert Series.
Steven Tyler has one of rock's most recognizable voices. It inspired Rolling Stone to call him "one of the greatest singers of all time" and propelled Aerosmith to a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame spot. Not content to just dominate the rock scene, Tyler branched out into country music, topping the Billboard Country Albums chart with last year's We're All Somebody from Somewhere. The ever-evolving music legend teams up with his Nashville-based group The Loving Mary Band for a performance at the Washington State Fair. Expect to hear recent hit singles "Love Is Your Name" and "Red, White & You," as well as some re-worked Aerosmith classics. Plus, your concert ticket includes general admission to the fair. This show is part of the Colombia Bank Concert Series.
Grammy winners for their 2006 pop-contemporary gospel album Lifesong, the seven-piece group Casting Crowns continues to inspire crowds with their refreshingly modern take on contemporary Christian music. Electric guitar, piano and even violin figure into the mix that's topped by frontman and songwriter Mark Hall's powerful, passionate vocals. Since their formation, the band's cracked Billboard's Christian Top 10 charts 18 times, with nine of those singles -- including "Praise You in This Storm," "Who Am I" and "Voice of Truth" -- rising to No. 1. They've also been honored with four American Music Awards and 15 Dove Awards. They'll bring songs from their seventh studio album and latest disc, The Very Next Thing, to this outdoor concert at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, with opener Matthew West. Tickets include admission to all the fun of the fair. This show is part of the Colombia Bank Concert Series.
The hardcore punk band known as Reagan Youth came out of the same '80s New York scene that produced the Dead Kennedys and the Beastie Boys. But after losing their lead singer to suicide in '93, the group faded away until 2006 when founding guitarist Paul Bakija restarted the band, with the same aggressively anarchist message. Also on this all-ages bill at Portland's Bossanova Ballroom are Cliterati, Nokmim and 13 Scars.
As one of the pioneering street punk groups, U.S. Bombs has been delivering sonic blows for more than 20 years. Now, after a brief hiatus, the group is back on stage and as punk as ever. Led by Duane Peters, the group features a few new members but the same hardcore sound. This concert at Tonic Lounge also features Chartbusters and Lost Bombers.
It should be no secret that anyone who's slipped a disc head-banging to the likes of Metallica or Megadeth owes a musical debt to the English thrash metal-heads of Diamond Head. Over the past 40 years, through a series of ups and downs and their fair share of hard-rock drama, the band has continued to record and perform, ensuring that their legacy is indeed stamped in something as lasting as, well ... heavy metal. Catch them in concert at Portland's Bossanova Ballroom with support from Portland's own psychedelic heavy-prog-rockers Danava and thrash trio Disenchanter.
Famine Fest NW brings the black-metal band Inquisition to Portland's Bossanova Ballroom. The stripped-down duo of Dagon (vocals, guitar) and Incubus (drums), originally out of Colombia, produce driving hard rock filled with Satanic themes and have released seven studio discs, including their latest, Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith. Uada, Volahn and Vitriol are also on the bill.
Monday September 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)