Hank Williams Jr., the son of a legendary singer, has a musical style that is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues and traditional country. COURTESY PHOTO

Country music legend Hank Williams, Jr. to perform at State Fair on Sept. 16

  • Mon Mar 20th, 2017 11:52am
  • Life

The Washington State Fair welcome Hank Williams, Jr. with special guest The Cadillac Three on Saturday, Sept. 16, part of the Columbia Bank Concert Series.

Williams, the only son of the late legendary Hank Williams, said he didn’t have a career choice. He knew he’d grow up to be a singer. He made his own success, after a 20-year struggle to break the mold and create his own sound.

When he finally found that sound and his own style, he reached sales plateaus including: 20 gold albums, six platinum albums (one of which has sold more than 5 million copies) and 13 chart-topping albums. He has been selling out massive venues for a longer period of time than his father spent on Earth. He has done more than honor his father’s legacy; he has extended, enriched, enhanced and elevated it.

“My name’s a reminder of a blues man that’s already gone,” he once sang.

The Cadillac Threeis rapidly becoming known for their high-energy shows and gritty musical instincts. With opening slots on Superstar tours and sold-out stops across Europe, the trio of Nashville natives were named the UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards “Best New Band”and one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know,” by Rolling Stone Country.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22. Visit thefair.com and join our 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. Saturday, March 25. Tickets are $80, $70 and $45 and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the fair website or by phone at 888-559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the state fair’s box office at 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee.

Tickets will also go on sale for other artists in the coming months. Visit thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or sign up online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities before concert tickets go on sale to the public.

Concerts to date:

DATE, PERFORMANCE, TIME, PRICES (including fair gate admission)

Sept. 1 – Nickelback with special guest Daughtry, 7:30 p.m., $100, $90, $80

Sept. 2 – Lady Antebellum with special guests Kelsea Ballerini & Brett Young, 7:30 p.m., $100, $90, $80

Sept. 3 – Steven Tyler, 7:30 p.m., $90, $80, $60

Sept. 7 – Rodeo Playoffs – evening performance, 6:30 p.m., $30, $20, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 4

Sept. 8 – Rodeo Playoffs with Granger Smith Concert, 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 9 – Rodeo Playoffs – matinee performance, 1 p.m., $35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of four through Sept. 4

Sept. 9 – Rodeo Playoffs with Easton Corbin Concert, 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 10 – Puyallup Rodeo Finals, 1 p.m., $40, $30

Sept. 16 – Hank Williams, Jr., with special guest The Cadillac Three, 7:30 p.m., $70, $60, $45

Sept. 18 – Casting Crowns with special guest Matthew West, 7:30 p.m., $50, $40, $30

Sept. 20 – Thomas Rhett, 7:30 p.m., $90, $80, $70

Sept. 22 – An Evening with Earth, Wind & Fire, 7:30 p.m., $80, $70, $45

Sept. 24 – Jason Aldean with special guest Kane Brown, 7:30 p.m., $150, $140, $100