Christian artist Chris Tomlin performs on the state fair stage Monday, Sept. 16. COURTESY PHOTO

Christian artist Chris Tomlin performs on the state fair stage Monday, Sept. 16. COURTESY PHOTO

State Fair welcomes Christian artist Chris Tomlin with special guest Tauren Wells on Sept. 16

Pre-sale tickets available this week

  • Monday, March 18, 2019 2:48pm
  • Life

The Washington State Fair welcomes Christian artist Chris Tomlin with special guest Tauren Wells on Monday, Sept. 16, part of the Columbia Bank Concert Series.

Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. As one of the most recognized and influential artists in any genre, it is estimated each week 20-30 million people sing one of his songs in worship. He has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 No. 1 singles. The Grammy winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, multiple BMI Songwriter of the Year Awards and more.

Recently, Tomlin became one of only four artists to ever receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for more than 1 billion digital radio streams. The others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks.

Wells, a four-time Grammy Award-nominated artist, debuted his solo music in 2017 with the dance-able pop hit, “Love Is Action,’ which held the No. l spot at CHR radio for eight weeks. Wells is a father, songwriter, worship leader, ordained minister and performer. His desire to draw people closer to their identity in the Lord is apparent in all he pursues.

Wells toured with Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey on the All The Hits Tour and appeared on the Air 1 Positive Hits Tour in the fall of 2017, as well as Chris Tomlin’s Worship Night in America Tour. He will Join Chris Tomlin again this year on the Holy Roar Tour.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20. Visit thefair.com/subscribe and join the 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 23. Prices are below and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the fair website, or by phone at 1-888-559-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 (see website for hours). Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $3.50 per ticket service fee.

The shows that have been announced are:

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

Aug. 31 – Keith Urban with Russell Dickerson (country) 7:30 p.m., $125, $110, $100

Sept. 1 – Weezer (rock) 7:30 p.m. $80, $70, $60

Sept. 2 – The Beach Boys (pop) 6 p.m., $55, $45, $30

Sept. 5 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs with Aaron Watson (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt general admission)

Sept. 6 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs with Eli Young Band (country) 6:30 p.m. $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 7 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs, matinee, 1 p.m., $35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of four through Sept. 4

Sept. 7 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs with The Cadillac Three (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 8 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs, Puyallup finals, 1 p.m., $40, $30

Sept. 11 – John Crist (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $45, $40, $25

Sept. 16 – Chris Tomlin (Christian) with Tauren Wells, 7:30 p.m., $50, $40, $35

Sept. 18 – Foreigner with Night Ranger (classic rock) 7:30 p.m., $65, $55, $45

Sept. 19 – Old Dominion with Brandon Lay (country) 7:30 p.m., $75, $65, $50

Sept. 21 – Charlie Wilson (R&B) 7:30 p.m., $65, $55, $40

Sept. 22 – Brad Paisley with Riley Green (country) 7:30 p.m., $99, $85, $75, $65

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