See Country Music Stars & Rock Legends on the DISH Grandstand
In 2017, the Western Idaho Fair presents four mainstage concerts with undeniable star power. Held on the DISH Grandstand, these concerts are free with Fair admission, with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Gates open at 6 pm, and the show starts at 7:30 pm.
Scotty McCreery takes the stage Tuesday, Aug. 22, presented by WOW 104.3. With a deep voice and irresistible sound, McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17 after winning season 10 of American Idol, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. Now in his early 20s, the talented singer/songwriter has album sales approaching 3 million, and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications, debuted three consecutive albums at No. 1 on a Billboard chart, and achieved one Gold and three Platinum-certified singles as well as two Top Ten hits.
Huey Lewis and the News play on Wednesday, Aug. 23, presented by BOB FM on Bronco Motors Day. Now in their 38th year together as one of America’s great rock and roll bands, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map. These Grammy Award winners have written and performed such classic Top Ten Hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want A New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love,” and “Workin’ For A Livin’.”
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts rock out Thursday, Aug. 24, presented by Rock 105.1 and 107.1 K-HITS. Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock 'N' Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records.
Trace Adkins performs Friday, August 25, presented by 101.9 The Bull. Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.
“Our grandstand concerts are definitely one of the biggest highlights and draws of the entire Fair,” says Bob Batista, the Western Idaho Fair Director. “We’ve got a spectacular line-up this year.”