Hip-hop star Khalid to perform at the state fair Sept. 1

Tickets go on sale this week

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:19am
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Five-time Grammy nominated artist Khalid. COURTESY PHOTO

Five-time Grammy nominated artist Khalid. COURTESY PHOTO

For the Reporter

The Washington State Fair welcomes hip-hop star Khalid on Saturday, Sept. 1, part of the Columbia Bank Concert Series.

The El Paso, Texas singer and songwriter revisits the seminal time of high school on his full-length debut album, American Teen. It reflects the spirit of classics such as The Breakfast Club and 90210 through a kaleidoscope of glitchy, soul-driven, cinematic, 21st century pop and his transient upbringing in a military family.

“From beginning to end, it’s the story of your average teenager going through a typical day in high school,” Khalid explains.

On the eve of his own graduation, the now five-time Grammy nominated artist created a bona fide hit in the form of the album’s breakout single “Location.” It generated more than 26.5 million Spotify streams and 4 million YouTube views, received acclaim from Nylon, Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk, DJ Booth, and more, and figured prominently in Snapchat stories from Kylie Jenner, P. Diddy, and Rita Ora. As “Location” became a 21st century anthem, he landed a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18. Visit thefair.com and join the free E-Club for access to the best seats and ticket offers.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Prices are listed in the chart below and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available online 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 fair’s box office, 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on most 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 $3 per ticket service fee.

Visit thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or register online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities before concert tickets go on sale to the public.

The concerts to date are:

Date, performance, time, prices (including fair gate admission)

Aug. 31 – Chicago (rock) 7:30 p.m. $70, $60, $40

Sept. 1 – Khalid (hip hop) 7:30 p.m. $80, $70, $45

Sept. 2 – Florida Georgia Line (country) 7:30 p.m., $160, $145, $95

Sept. 6 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, evening performance, 6:30 p.m., $30, $20, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 3

Sept. 7 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale with Scotty McCreery (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 8 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, matinee performance, 1 p.m., $35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 3

Sept. 8 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale with Jamey Johnson (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 9 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, matinee, 1 p.m., $40, $30

Sept. 10 – Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (classic rock) 7:30 p.m., $50, $40, $30

Sept. 13 – Culture Club with the Thompson Twins (p0p, ’80s), 7:30 p.m., $65, $55, $45

Sept. 14 – An Evening with Terry Fator (comedy) 7:30 p.m. $55, $40, $30

Sept. 15 – Toby Keith (country) 7:30 p.m., $95, $80, $70

Sept. 17 – Lauren Daigle with Zach Williams (christian) 7:30 p.m., $45, $35, $30

Sept. 19 – Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick (rock) 7:30 p.m. $60, $50, $40

Sept. 20 – Brett Eldredge with Runaway June and Devin Dawson (country) 7:30 p.m., $75, $65, $45

Sept. 21 – Macklemore (hip hop) 7:30 p.m., $110, $100, $85

Sept. 22 – Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $65, $60, $45

Sept. 23 – Rascal Flatts (country) 7:30 p.m., $90, $80, $60

For more information about the Aug. 31- Sept. 23 fair (closed Tuesdays and Sept. 5), visit thefair.com.

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