Find Your Fun! July 24-28, 2019
Wed – Sat: 11 am to 11 pm, Sun 11 am to 8 pm

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2019 Lane County Fair

Concert Series

2019 Concert Lineup

Concerts Presented in partnership with:

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CONCERT TICKETs Are available for purchase online and at the Fair business office!

All Concert tickets purchased prior to the Fair include Fair Admission and are RESERVED SEATS.
Concert tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. 
 


 NEW VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE: VIP NORTH & VIP SOUTH

Feel like one of the stars in a VIP Concert Lounge!

 

Each VIP Lounge tent offers a private entrance, comfortable shaded seating, heavy appetizers, an exclusive cash bar, and a great view of the night’s concert! 

Fair admission and a North Lot parking pass are also included with the VIP Experience.

VIP prices vary per concert.
A VIP Lounge ticket is separate from a reserved concert seat. No reserved concert seat purchase necessary.

Both VIP Experiences are limited to 80 guests per tent per show. 

Reserved seating and VIP tickets will be available to purchase online and at the Lane County Fair Business Office May 3rd beginning at 9am!


Chris Janson:

Wednesday, July 24 At 7:30 PM

Chris Janson

In case you haven’t heard, Warner Music Nashville’s Chris Janson is not your typical country artist. He operates on a totally different wavelength, and with his second album, Everybody, we’re all getting tuned in!

Both a crowd-pleasing fixture on the historic Grand Ole Opry and a viral hit maker, he’s been straddling the divide between country’s past and future. A self-taught multi-instrumental wizard; a red- hot fireball of a performer; and a gifted songwriter whose deep messages are often delivered with a clever, lighthearted smirk, those in the know recognize Janson as one of the genre’s most captivating total-package phenomena.

Superstars have turned into believers, with Keith Urban recently inviting him to become the newest member of the hallowed Opry and Vince Gill calling Janson his pick for Entertainer of the Year. Artists as diverse as Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., Justin Moore, LoCash and many others have demonstrated their faith by recording his songs.

But now, coming off the career-defining success of his Platinum-certified get-rich smash “Buy Me a Boat” and its Top 5 album of the same name, Janson’s turning his creativity loose. And with Everybody, he combines all the elements that make him unique, once and for all.

“With this one you really get a sense of who I am,” he says, reclining into the wicker chair on his back porch where much of Everybody was written. “No one could ever question if it’s real or not, or if I’m really this guy. I lived all these songs, I wrote all these songs and they all come from an absolutely real place.”

Twelve new tracks show off the contrasting shades of Janson’s world. Both a restless ball of energy and a dedicated husband and father, his new tunes bound between jacked-up enthusiasm and heartfelt tenderness. Rafter-shaking electric guitars weave in and out of twangy, pure-country vocals, while homespun hooks and acoustic melodies bring soaring themes of love, life, and legacy down to earth.

Each song was co-written by the rising star himself, and then co-produced with a top-shelf team of Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois, Scott Hendricks and Craig Wiseman. And once it was finished he decided to name it Everybody, because that’s who it’s for.

“I don’t want to come off corny by saying ‘There’s a song for everybody,’ but there really is,” Janson explains. “I wanted to make it a diverse record. I didn’t want to be pigeon holed into one sound or approach, so I wrote a bunch of songs that each had their own individual style.”

The rollicking realist from “Buy Me a Boat” shows back up in “Fix a Drink,” the album’s first single and the second No. 1 of his career. Frenzied crowds at Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour turned it into an anthemic live-show highlight, and both his headlining shows and dates on Cole Swindell’s Reasons To Drink Tour this winter are sure to add to its reputation.

Every day at my house or on the bus something stops working, or breaks down, and I don’t know how to fix a lot of it, so what do I do? Well, I can fix a drink.”

It’s a near-perfect mirror of Janson’s personality – grinning and playful, but balanced by his own brand of down-home wisdom – and that’s what guided the whole project. Janson was determined to show what makes him tick.

The title track “Everybody” includes a foot-stomping groove and a few more laughs inspired by society’s celebrity fixation, while “Redneck Life” puts the hammer down for a wild-eyed cocktail of punk and country the singer describes as “Social Distortion meets Waylon Jennings.” It offers the best glimpse yet into Janson’s harmonica wielding, 100-mph concerts.

The devoted family man from his Top 20 hit “Holdin’ Her” is revealed again by heart-melting slow jams like “Bein’ a Dad” (something he wouldn’t trade for the world), “Eyes for Nobody” (dedicated to his wife Kelly), and the deceptively-titled “Drunk Girl,” which despite its title is actually a stunning piano ballad about personal integrity.

“I believe you show respect to everybody, especially women. For me, ‘Drunk Girl’ goes to the heart of that.”

Meanwhile, “Name On It” claims a perfect night in the name of true love, sharing the feel of a romantic radio hit with “Little Bit of Both.” That one’s drenched in flirtatious fun and a strutting horn section – a career first that fits even better than he imagined.

“Our World” and “Who’s Your Farmer” show off his backwoods authenticity (he’s a lifelong outdoorsman), and “Out There” is filled with the unshakable optimism that steered “Buy Me a Boat,bringing his second album full circle.

“I took the time to write what I wanted to, say what I wanted to, and just have fun,” he explains. “That’s the biggest difference. The Buy Me a Boat album was like trying to catch a wave, but when I started on this record I just felt at peace.”

In short, it’s the realization of a vision he’s been crafting since his childhood, and his most complete self-portrait yet.

“I love this record,” he says plainly. “I come from a dream-big lifestyle and made something out of nothing by working really hard, and I just hope people find happiness and a little bit of themselves in it. To me it’s one of those ‘I still can’t believe this is happening’ things.”

Fans, friends, critics and country-radio tastemakers alike have all seen this coming. Now, Everybody is on the same page.

 
All Concert tickets purchased prior to the Fair include Fair Admission and are RESERVED SEATS.  To view section placement, select the "Seating Chart" button below.  Concert tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.
VIP EXPERIENCE: $74.00
PREMIUM/PREMIUM ACCESSIBLE TICKETS:  $49.00
STANDARD/STANDARD ACCESSIBLE TICKETS: $39.00
 

little river band:

THURSDAY, July 25 AT 7:30 PM

Little River Band

The Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, knew what he was saying when he dubbed Little River Band “the best singing band in the world.”

Through the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like:

“Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “We Two,” “Man On Your Mind,” “The Other Guy,” and “It’s A Long Way There.”

Worldwide album, CD sales and digital downloads now top 30 million and LRB has set a record for having had Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years – In fact, they were the very first band to achieve that remarkable status! According to BMI, “Reminiscing” has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on American radio, and“Lady” is close behind with over 4 million airplays.
Bassist/vocalist Wayne Nelson joined the band in 1980, and worked alongside founding members with some of the most distinctive harmonies and vocal abilities, creating the unique LRB sound. In 1981, Nelson was recognized by world renowned Beatles producer Sir George Martin whom, while producing ‘Time Exposure’,chose Nelson to record lead vocals on two of the band’s biggest hits, “The Night Owls” and “Take It Easy On Me.” Later that same year, guitarist extraordinaire Stephen Housden joined LRB bringing a rock element into the band’s sound and helped contribute to their string of Top 10 hits. As band members departed, both Housden and Nelson worked together to bring LRB into the new millennium.
To date, lead singer/bassist Wayne Nelson has contributed his vocal and bass guitar talents on 22 Little River Band Albums/CD’s. LRB continues to perform to sold out audiences, and Stephen Housden continues to write and participate in all things Little River Band.
In 2004 LRB was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards and in September 2015 the band was awarded Casino Entertainer of the Year at the G2E Gaming Expo in Las Vegas Nevada.
Turning the page brings us to the current lineup of Little River Band…
Guitarist Colin Whinnery shares lead vocal duties with Wayne, plays rhythm and lead guitar, and is instrumental in coming up with new ideas that keep LRB’s arrangements fresh and current.
Keyboardist Chris Marion is a Dove Award winning producer. Chris is the creator of all the orchestral arrangements and charts on The Big Box. It is amazing to watch him play, sing, and conduct from his riser!
Lead Guitarist Rich Herring is a highly skilled player, singer, and producer of many Nashville artists…not to mention a great songwriter. He and Wayne have co-produced every LRB project since he joined the band.
Drummer Ryan Ricks has locked down the rhythm section, and rounds out the vocals with his incredible range. Great singing drummers are rare…and LRB is lucky to have Ryan as part of that all-important vocal blend.
Early 2014 saw the release of Little River Band’s, ‘Cuts Like a Diamond,’ on Frontiers Records. “What If You’re Wrong,” went to #1 and stayed there for 3 weeks says Jim Shoe of CLASSX Radio. “Forever You, Forever Me,” and “You Dream, I’ll Drive,” both climbed into the station’s TOP 3.
In November of 2016, LRB released, ‘The Hits…Revisited,’ on Wurld Records – a CD consisting of 9 re-recorded hits along with 2 new songs, and in May of 2017 released ‘The Big Box’ – a box set consisting of 6 disc’s featuring a DVD with live footage from their 40th Anniversary Tour.
Bringing their vocal and musical energy along with some cool arrangements to their timeless classic hits, each show creates new memories for the audience. The band enjoys watching their fans fall in love with the songs all over again as they are swept up by the show’s powerful performance and the volume of hits from LRB’s history.
With 90 -100 dates scheduled for their 2017 tour, Little River Band is hotter than ever selling out shows and making music from coast to coast nationwide continuing their legacy of being“the best singing band in the world.”
Little River Band is: Wayne Nelson: Lead Vocals/Bass Greg Hind: Guitar/Vocals Chris Marion: Keyboards/Vocals Rich Herring: Guitar/Vocals Ryan Ricks: Drums/Percussion/Vocals

 

All Concert tickets purchased prior to the Fair include Fair Admission and are RESERVED SEATS. To view section placement, select the "Seating Chart" button below.  Concert tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.  

VIP EXPERIENCE: $69.00
PREMIUM/PREMIUM ACCESSIBLE TICKETS:  $44.00
STANDARD/STANDARD ACCESSIBLE TICKETS: $34.00


Martina mcbride:

Friday, July 26 AT 7:30 PM

Martina McBride

Martina McBride is a multiple Grammy® nominated country icon, whose incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and twenty top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, McBride has earned fourteen Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Platinum certifications.

Most recently McBride released It’s The Holiday Season, a 9-song holiday album. For this album, McBride collaborated with the late Patrick “Pat” Williams who arranged a set of classic Christmas songs with accompaniment from more than 35 world-class musicians at the famed Capitol Studio in Los Angeles and Blackbird Studio in Nashville. This release follows her 1998 multiplatinum White Christmas.

On October 30, 2018 Martina released her second cookbook, Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life. The new collection includes nearly 300 pages of family recipes and new creations from her own kitchen. In 2014, McBride released her first book, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed de?cor inspiration.

Last year also saw the debut of McBride’s Food Network show, Martina’s Table. McBride shares recipes from her cookbooks, what life on the road is like, and hosts inspirational gatherings for friends and family. Martina’s Table can currently be seen on the Food Network every Sunday at 11am CT and through most streaming providers.

McBride has been honored with more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year.

When Martina isn’t in the studio, she focuses her time on charitable causes dear to her heart. Through her Team Music Is Love charity initiative, Martina partners with non-profit causes to help many of the communities she's performing in. Martina also invites fans to join her team in making the world a better place through the power of music. Since 2011, Team Music Is Love has been responsible for many successful fundraising and volunteer projects helping causes such as hunger relief, cancer research, combating domestic violence and helping children in need. For more information, please visit TeamMusicIsLove.com. McBride has been awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence.

McBride resides in Nashville with her husband, John, and their three daughters. You can keep up with her on Facebook, as well as Twitter and Instagram. For tour dates, please visit her website. 

All Concert tickets purchased prior to the Fair include Fair Admission and are RESERVED SEATS.  To view section placement, select the "Seating Chart" button below.  Concert tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.  

VIP EXPERIENCE: $79.00
PREMIUM/PREMIUM ACCESSIBLE TICKETS:  $54.00
STANDARD/STANDARD ACCESSIBLE TICKETS: $44.00


lifehouse:

Saturday, JULY 27 AT 7:30 PM

Lifehouse

Since their debut album No Name Face, released in 2001, Lifehouse has sold over 15 million records worldwide and played to sold-out shows around the globe throughout their 17-year career. Comprised of Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar), Bryce Soderberg (bass, vocals) and Ricky Woolstenhulme Jr. (drums, percussion), Lifehouse is an American rock band like no other. With songs in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100, Alternative, Adult Top 40, Mainstream Top 40, Adult Contemporary and Adult Pop charts, Lifehouse has proven their versatility and longevity.

Their staying power is due in large part to Jason Wade’s signature voice and heartfelt songwriting talents, as well as his long-time partnership with co-writer, co-producer Jude Cole. Known for their infectious, upbeat hit songs “Hanging by a Moment”, “First Time”, “Halfway Gone” and “Hurricane” as well as the emotionally charged ballads “You and Me”, “Broken” and “Whatever It Takes”, Lifehouse has spanned the radio dial for well over a decade.

It was in 2001 when the Los Angeles-based Lifehouse first broke through in a big way when “Hanging by a Moment,” from No Name Face, spent 20 weeks in the Top Ten, and won a Billboard Music Award for “Hot 100 Single of the Year.” Since then, the band has released six more albums, three of which made the Billboard Top Ten, sold over 15 million records worldwide and spun off such hit singles as “You and Me”, “First Time”, “Whatever it Takes”, “Broken”, “Halfway Gone”, “Between the Raindrops” and “Hurricane.”

But Lifehouse won’t be pigeonholed as a radio band. High-energy rock performances and intimate acoustic moments are to be expected from a Lifehouse set. Having toured the world extensively, they have amassed a fiercely loyal fanbase in the States, Europe, Australia, South East Asia and South America.

All Concert tickets purchased prior to the Fair include Fair Admission and are RESERVED SEATS.  To view section placement, select the "Seating Chart" button below.  Concert tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.  

VIP EXPERIENCE: $69.00
PREMIUM/PREMIUM ACCESSIBLE TICKETS:  $44.00
STANDARD/STANDARD ACCESSIBLE TICKETS: $34.00

 

 

 


Jana kramer:

Sunday, JULY 28 AT 5:00 PM

High Valley

Jana Kramer loves to love. It gets her in trouble sometimes, but that’s okay, because she maintains that love is something she will never, ever give up on. And her latest single “I’ve Done Love” gets to the messy heart of how love can be as addictive as any drug. The song--written by Nashville’s finest, Nicolle Gaylon, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne--artfully parallels the ups and downs of love with the ups and downs of the hard stuff. You can take hits, wake up hungover, go on midnight binges, and get your fix in a back alley even if you’ve never touched a drug. Near the end of the song, Kramer asks the question, “I’ve done love, or has it done me?” “Man, even with my experiences with domestic abuse and failed marriages, I still believe in love. I believe that love is the most powerful thing,” Kramer says. So when Gaylon texted Kramer her demo of the song, after they’d shared a long lunch in Nashville getting to know each other, it was love at first listen. “Nicolle said she thought I’d really connect to it. And in the first five seconds, I kept thinking, ‘Yep, yep, yep.’ Every sentiment in the song is me. I’ve never done a drug and I’ve never been drunk, but I have done love. Over and over and over again I've done it. It’s been the best and worst times of my life,” she says about what she considers to be the most authentic song she has ever put her voice on. “It is 100 percent who I am and what I’m about. I’ll always choose love, no matter what. I wanted to make sure my next song was one that said, ’This is who I am, this is where I’m at in my life, and this is my song,’” she said, adding that she is sure this is that song. Gaylon worked with Kramer to produce “I’ve Done Love,” which is the first step in Kramer’s next steps as an independent artist. Two years ago, when her second album thirty one was released, Kramer recalls being very proud of the music she’d made. Once it was done, though, she was thrilled be able to turn all of her attention toward her family when her daughter Jolie was born on Jan. 31, 2016. 

Motherhood shifted the way Kramer thought about the music she’d make down the road. Because even though Jolie is just a toddler now, Kramer knows that someday, her baby girl will be listening to the music. “I always want her to be proud of me. I’m confident that I’m a great mom, and that’s my purpose now. That’s why I fight so hard for the things that I do,” she says. So with “I’ve Done Love,” Kramer is ready to be her absolutely authentic self. “I took the time to think about what kind of music, what kind of sound, and what kind of people I wanted around me to get there.” Kramer knew that her first two country albums came from her heart, but for a little while, she wasn’t so sure that Nashville was so sure of her. After her high-profile, two-year run on the CW's One Tree Hill, she had to prove to the country community that music wasn’t just a hobby for her. “I've always wanted to share my story and help change people's lives. That's how much this music means to me. And I’ve been through a lot in my life, and I feel like country music saved me in a lot of ways. I think about Martina McBride's 'A Broken Wing,' which helped me get through rough times,” she says. She even understands why people might have been hesitant about her dedication at first, because actors tend to experiment with music and then go back to Hollywood. But once Kramer moved to Nashville six years ago, she was there to stay. “Nashville seems to have said, ‘Wow, she’s staying, and she works hard,’” Kramer says. “This is my home. It’s where my now family is. I tell people if they want to sing country music, they need to move to Nashville. To dive in. Go to open mic nights. Talk with people. You just have to be here.” That mindset has worked, and Kramer has been collecting awards and chart records since her move and her debut. She was named the Academy of Country Music’s New Female Artist in 2013, and in 2016 she was nominated for the prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year award. And Kramer’s 2012 debut album Jana Kramer hit No. 5, and her first single from that album, "Why Ya Wanna," written by Ashley Gorley, Catt Gravitt and Chris DeStefano, shot to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. That made Kramer the most played new artist of that year. Two years later, thirty onedebuted with career-best sales numbers, landing in the Top 10 of the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and at No. 3 on the Country Albums chart. Her endearing smash “I Got the Boy,” written by Connie Harrington, Tim Nichols, and Jamie Lynn Spears, was an instant fan favorite and ended up in the No. 5 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2015. 

That kind of progress for a newcomer hasn’t made Kramer overly confident, but it has made her careful about resting on her laurels. 
”I still have a lot to prove,” she insists. "I'm better at what I'm doing than I ever was before. And I'm not going anywhere. My first album was an introduction, the second one was my baby album, and now I want to tell the stories that are 100 percent my life.” 
To that end, Kramer is committed to staying the course, and living and working and creating without any regrets. “I don’t want to look back and wonder what would’ve happened. I could have easily given up on this when the label and I parted ways, but I was not going anywhere. I’m staying true to my word,” she says. 
“And I’m coming back with a vengeance.” 

All Concert tickets purchased prior to the Fair include Fair Admission and are RESERVED SEATS.  To view section placement, select the "Seating Chart" button below.  Concert tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.  

VIP EXPERIENCE: $64.00
PREMIUM/PREMIUM ACCESSIBLE TICKETS:  $39.00
STANDARD/STANDARD ACCESSIBLE TICKETS: $29.00

 


 

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