This is the second in a series of lists from the Puyallup Fair this month.
Entertainment is expected at most county and state fairs but the main stage at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup has a knack for attracting big name artists year after year. Audiences have heard some of the best-known performers from country, rock, and pop. New stars fresh off their American Idol fame have performed on nights between shows by legends. Willie Nelson kicked off the fair’s concert series just last night.
We asked the ticket counters at the Fair to look over their records from the last four years and identify the sold out shows — the concerts with no seats left for anyone late to the party. Eight capacity-crowd shows fit the description. They make up today’s WA-List.
- Location: 110 9th Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
- Dates: Sep 7-23, 2012
- Hours: 10am-10pm (Mon-Thu), 10am-11pm (Fri), 9am-11pm (Sat), 9am-10pm (Sun)
- Website: www.TheFair.com
- WA-List suggestion: Check the website for the 2012 concert schedule, admission pricing, driving, and parking info.
SOLD OUT CONCERTS AT THE PUYALLUP FAIR, 2008-2011
|2011||Sep 12||Selena Gomez, pop|
|2010||Sep 25||Heart, rock/pop|
|2010||Sep 16||Willie Nelson, country|
|2009||Sep 23||Heart, rock/pop|
|2009||Sep 19||James Taylor, pop/rock/country|
|2009||Sep 11||Jason Aldean, country|
|2008||Sep 19||Carrie Underwood, pop/country|
|2008||Sep 10||Kid Rock, rock/county/rap|
NOTE: We’re told that a second Kid Rock concert (Sep 26, 2010) was a near sell out.
SOURCE: Sold out concerts confirmed by Karen J. LaFlamme of the Puyallup Fair & Events Center. The specific dates were double-checked with contemporary news articles.
PHOTO of James Taylor in concert © Steve Campion