Country up and comer Ruthie Collins will be performing at the State Spring Fair in Puyallup on April 17.
The 7:30 p.m. show at the Showplace Stage is free with Spring Fair gate admission.
Singer/songwriter/musician Collins is attracting fans with her first single, “Ramblin Man.” The song is a cover of the Hank Williams hit.
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Collins is already a pro at sharing the stage with well-known country artists, including The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Kristian Bush and Sara Evans. Ruthie filmed a six-episode television series that followed her as she renovated a 1975 Argosy Airstream Trailer, which she frequently brings on tour. Ruthie wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on her first EP.
This rural New York native has a love affair with all things vintage. With that in mind, Ruthie’s producer Curt Gibbs took the same approach to her debut single, matching up a timeless classic with a modernized delivery.
Previous up-and-coming talent at the KMPS Showcase held at the Spring Fair in past years have included Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols, Justin Moore and Josh Gracin. Last year’s artist was Chuck Wicks.
Advance discount gate tickets to the Spring Fair are available online at thefair.com until April 15; and at participating Fred Meyer and Safeway stores in Pierce County and South King County, and South Hill Mall for $7.50 (adults), and $6.50 (students 6-18 years).
Adult gate tickets are $10 at the gate, and Students (6-18 years) are $8 at the gate. Children five years and under are free. Parking is free. Hours are Thursday(4/16) from 2 – 10 pm; Friday and Saturday (4/17-4/18) 10 am – 10 pm; and Sunday (4/19) from 10 am – 8 pm. Visit thefair.com for updated activities and times.
The 2015 Spring Fair marks the 26th year the event has been held, drawing nearly 150,000 guests. Animals, the NW Jr. Livestock Show, free entertainment, kids’ activities, shopping, Motorsport Mayhem and much more attract large crowds to this celebration of spring each April. For more info about the Spring Fair, April 16-19, 2015, or the Sept. 11-27, 2015 Washington State Fair, visit thefair.com.