Friday (Sept. 1) — Sept. 24
The fair concert series features music, comedy and more
The opening of the Washington State Fair brings nights of star-studded entertainment with its Concert Series. Kicking off the series Friday night will be Nickelback with guest Daughtry. Lady Antebellum will perform Saturday. Other big hitters appearing at the fair will be Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band, Melissa Ethridge, the Beach Boys, Hank Williams Jr., Marlon Wayans and Jason Aldean.
Labor Day will feature the End of Summer Bash with a free Washington Legends Tribute music event from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Grandstand. For the grown-ups, there will be sampling of Washington wine and craft brews. Monday also is free kids day and Military Appreciation Day.
The free Fiestas Patrias, celebrating Latin culture and arts, will be from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Sept. 17. Entertainment will include Carmen Jara and El Chichicuilote.
Here is the complete list of concerts, dates and ticket prices:
Nickelback with Daughtry, 7:30 p.m. Friday. $80-$100.
Lady Antebellum, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $80-$100.
Steven Tyler with the Loving Mary Band, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $60-$90.
End of Summer Bash, 11:30 a.m. Monday. Free.
Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. Dancin’ in the Dirt Party, 9 p.m. Sept. 8. $40.
Easton Corbin Dancin’ in the Dirt Party, 9 p.m. Sept. 9. $40.
Masters of Illusion, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. $25-$35.
The Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $30-$55.
I Love the 90s Tour, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. $40-$75.
Hank Williams Jr. with Cadillac Three, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. $45-$70.
Fiestas Patrias, 1 and 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Free.
Casting Crowns with Matthew West, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. $30-$50.
Thomas Rhett with Michael Ray, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. $70-$90.
Modest Mouse with Built to Spill, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $58-$85.
Earth, Wind & Fire, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. $45-$80.
Marlon Wayans, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $30-$40.
Jason Aldean with Kane Brown, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $100-$150.
Purchase of concert tickets includes free admission to the fair. The free concerts are included in fair admission. For the details and to purchase tickets, go to thefair.com
Friday (Sept. 1) —Sunday
Bumbershoot returns to Seattle Center
Billed as one of the area’s biggest music festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot will take over the Seattle Center from Friday (Sept. 1) to Sunday. Big names will include Lorde, Weezer, Big Sean, Léon, the Roots and Margaret Cho. Events are on nine stages plus performances at the Eve Alvord Theatre, SIFF, Center Theatre and Laser Dome. Hours are 2-11:30 p.m. Three-day passes are available. Go to bumbershoot.com for more information.
Wednesday — Sept. 11
“The Sound of Music” comes to the Paramount
A new stage production of “The Sound of Music” is coming to the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. The musical tells the story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. It will open Wednesday and continue through Sept. 11. Tickets start at $30 and are available at stgpresents.org.
Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey at KeyArena
After selling more than 100 million records worldwide and winning Grammy awards five times, Lionel Richie is touring the country in his latest concert, “All the Hits with Mariah Carey.” The singing duo will stop at KeyArena in Seattle for a 7 p.m. concert Tuesday. Tickets are $34-$217 and are available through Ticketmaster.