Washington State Fair to feature Lindsey Stirling, Sept. 16

Violinist Lindsey Stirling has been slated to fill the final concert date at the Washington State Fair’s 2014 Columbia Bank Concert Series. The quarter-finalist in Season Five’s America’s Got Talent brings a wide range of music styles to the stage, from classical to hip-hop, and blends her music with a unique ability to dance as she plays.

(detailHero)_LindseyStirling_ActivityImage2The Lindsey Sterling concert is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2014 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets to theTuesday, Sept. 16 concert at 7:30 p.m. are $35 for general admission seating, and $25 and $20 for reserved seating, which includes Fair gate admission. Tickets will start selling on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. on the Fair website,http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/lindsey-stirling or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and a $1 per ticket service fee will be charged for on-site purchases.

Lindsey Stirling

Born in Santa Ana, California, Lindsey spent her high school years in Gilbert, Arizona. At the age of five her father’s classical music records influenced Lindsey to start playing the violin. For the next 12 years she took private lessons, perfecting the art. At 16, she and four friends started a rock band, called, “Stomp on Melvin.” She next moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University, moving on to New York City for missionary work later.

At the age of 23 Lindsey found herself in the coveted position of being the quarter finalist in America’s Got Talent, Season Five. She was described as a hip hop violinist, electrifying the judges. Shortly afterwards, her first music video was shot in 2011; the first of many other music videos seen on her YouTube channel, Lindseystomp.

In December of 2012, Lindsey’s song on YouTube, “Crystallize,” was the No. 8 top-viewed video of the year with over 42 million views, and her cover version of “Radioactive” with Pentatonix won Response of the Year in the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013. Six months later, and she received her first golden certification for her self-titled album in Germany, followed shortly after in Switzerland and Austria. She was the second best-selling artist on the Classical Crossover charts in 2013, behind Andrea Bocelli. Lindsey appeared on several year-end charts.

This past April 23, Lindsey released the second single of her upcoming album, Shatter Me. The song, the album’s title track, accumulated 1.3 million views its first day online. The album was released April 29, and reached #2 on the Billboard 200.

Her YouTube channel continues to gain popularity, and has over 519 million total views and over four million subscribers (as of January 2014). Lindsey’s music is featured on Pandora, Spotify and Last.FM.

For further information, visit www.lindseystirling.com.

The Washington State Fair’s 2014 Columbia Bank Concert Series is complete, with the final three dates going on sale on June 28, including Sept. 11, 14 and 16. The complete Washington State Fair concert lineup is:


Sept 5 (F) Justin Playoffs Rodeo – Friday matinee 1:00 p.m. $5* / $18
Sept. 5 (F) Clay Walker concert following Justin Playoffs Rodeo                                                (Country) 6:30 p.m. $50 – Golden Saddle$40, $30$40 – Standing in the Dirt
Sept. 6 (Sa) Justin Playoffs Rodeo – Saturdaymatinee 1:00 p.m. $30, $20, $16
Sept. 6 (Sa) Colt Ford concert following Justin Playoffs Rodeo                                                (Country) 6:30 p.m. $35 – Golden Saddle$25, $20$30 – Standing in the Dirt
Sept. 7 (Su) Justin Playoffs Rodeo – Puyallup Finals 1:00 p.m. $35, $25, $20
Sept. 8 (M) Jennifer Nettles and Brandy Clark “That Girl Tour 2014”                                        (Country) 7:30 p.m. $75 – Golden Circle,$50, $40, $30
Sept. 9 (Tu) Chicago / REO Speedwagon    (Classic Rock) 7:30 p.m. $80 – Golden Circle,$50, $40Pre-show Dinner: $55**
Sept. 10 (W) Cody Simpson / MKTO / Coco Jones                                                                  (Pop) 5:30 p.m. $45 – Golden Circle$35, $30, $20
Sept. 11 (Th) Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams         (Oldies) 7:30 p.m. $50 – Golden Circle, $40, $30, $20
Sept. 12 (F) Fall Out Boy with Special Guest New Politics                                                                 (Pop) 7:30 p.m. $55 Infield gen. adm.$45 Grandstand gen. adm.
Sept. 13 (Sa) An Evening with Keith Urban, “Light the Fuse Tour”                                        (Country) 7:30 p.m. $100 – Golden Circle,$80, $40Pre-Show Dinner: $55**
Sept. 14 (Su) Teen Hoot                                             (Teen) 1:00 p.m. $25 – Infield gen. adm.$20 –Grandstand gen adm
Sept. 14 (Su) A Special Night with Vicente Fernandez, Jr. and Antonio Aguilar, Jr.                    (Latino) 7:30 p.m. $27.50 – General admission
Sept. 15 (M) Florida Georgia Line                        (Country) 7:30 p.m. $90 – Golden Circle,$70, $40“Shine On” Pre-Show Party: $30**
Sept. 16 (Tu) Lindsey Stirling                                   (Dance) 7:30 p.m. $35-Infield general admission, $25, $20
Sept. 17 (W) Michael W. Smith/Amy Grant        (Christian) 7:30 p.m. $50 – Golden Circle,$40, $30
Sept. 18 (Th) Jeff Dunham                                     (Comedy) 7:30 p.m. $75 – Golden Circle,$50, $40Pre-Show Dinner: $55**
Sept. 19 (F) The Music of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, A Rock Symphony                                   (Rock) 7:30 p.m. $45 – Golden Circle,$30, $20

* Friday 1 p.m. rodeo does not include Fair gate admission. Gates are open free from 10 a.m.-noon.
** Pre-show dinner or party does not include Fair gate admission or concert ticket.

The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event in September. For more info about the Spring Fair, April 10-13, 2014, or the Sept. 5-21, 2014 Washington State Fair, visit www.thefair.com, or text “THEFAIR” to 87767

Shawn Skager

Shawn Skager is just an everyday joe like you, who loves music and is lucky enough to be able to write about it. When he's not enjoying long walks on the beach, getting caught in the rain, pina coladas and cheesy 70s music by guys named Rupert, Shawn can usually be found in the Northwest Convergence Zone radio studio doing either the Northwest Music Scene radio show or the Hooligan Honky Tonk Radio Hour. And just for the record, Shawn believes that Rush's exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Hank Williams Sr.'s exclusion from the Grand Ol' Opry are crimes against humanity.

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