Earth, Wind & Fire has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of all time. COURTESY PHOTO

Earth, Wind & Fire bring smooth sounds to the State Fair on Sept. 22

  • Mon Mar 13th, 2017 11:01am
  • Life

Earth, Wind & Fire brings its world renowned R&B hits to the Washington State Fair on Friday, Sept. 22.

Earth, Wind & Fire is America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time. With a signature sound, the band’s legendary journey has set the standard for music across all genres.

One of the most important, innovative and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th century, Earth, Wind & Fire has released a total of 23 albums. They have recorded eight No. 1 R&B singles and eight double-platinum top 10 pop albums. The band has earned more than 50 gold and platinum albums and sold 90 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot on the list of all-time best selling music artists.

Earth, Wind & Fire have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000) and The National Academy of Recording Art & Science (NARAS) bestowed its highest honor, The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, totaling nine Grammy Awards for the group. The ensemble has also earned Lifetime Achievement honors from ASCAP, NAACP and the BET Awards.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15. 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 Saturday, March 18 at 10 a.m. 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.

Concert ticket holders who want to start the party early, can purchase tickets to the pre-show party, hosted by KJAQ. Join fellow fans in the VIP tent just inside the Gold Gate for fun, food and prizes before Rhett takes the stage. Tickets are $40 each and do not include concert tickets.

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. 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