Officials announced this week the addition of THIRD DAY, Easton Corbin, A Thousand Horses and the U.S. FMX National Championship Motocross Series to the 2015 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Series.
The Contemporary Christian Band THIRD DAY will take the stage on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m., while country newcomers A Thousand Horses will open up for Easton Corbin on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. The U.S. FMX National Motocross event, a free show, will end the Fair on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets for THIRD DAY and Easton Corbin with A Thousand Horses will go on sale Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. and can only be purchased via Etix at www.statefairofwv.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are happy to welcome the latest acts to our 2015 State Fair of West Virginia Concert Series,” CEO Kelly Collins stated. “All three acts bring something different to our lineup and with just over 100 days until we open the gates, we are excited!”
Saturday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m., THIRD DAY – Celebrating a powerful and uplifting 20+ years since the original independent release of the band’s GOLD selling self-titled debut album, THIRD DAY – which Billboard has called “one of the best rock bands, period” – forges new but familiar ground on its 12th studio album, Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship. Looking beyond the extraordinary stats and accolades including 30 #1 singles, more than 8.5 million albums sold, 24 GMA Dove Awards, four Grammys, an American Music Award and being honored as a Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, the band is focusing on the spirit of worship and a pure consistency that has driven all of its recordings and live performances, and has always inspired its loyal fans to draw closer to God.
Mac Powell (lead vocals), Mark Lee (guitars), Tai Anderson (bass) and David Carr (drums), extol the eternal virtues of “Our Deliverer” and “Maker” while asking Him to “Lead Us Back” to the passionate faith that all believers had at the beginning of their walk with Christ.
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., Easton Corbin – Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1.
In 2012, the Gilchrist County Florida native released his sophomore album, All Over The Road, which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.” Corbin set a career-best debut on Country Airplay with his current Top 15 and rising single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” the second single from his upcoming album About To Get Real – scheduled for release on June 30. As a former FFA member Corbin recently partnered with Ram Truck brand and FFA to celebrate the “Year of the Farmer” by visiting and performing for FFA members in numerous cities along his Fall/Winter tour route last tear.
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., A Thousand Horses – When Rolling Stone Country hailed A Thousand Horses as the best up-and-comer at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, it was the latest in a whole series of accolades that got the band even more fired up.
A Thousand Horses is a fresh fusion of classic sounds – a hybrid of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Black Crowes and Exile on Main Street-era Rolling Stones, wrapped up in a modern-country context. The band’s Republic Nashville album, Southernality, is as wild and free and powerful as the name A Thousand Horses implies. This is the result of years of a road-doggin’ pursuit, determination and an against-the-odds struggle that found its rewards by bringing great music to the people.
Sunday, Aug. 23, 3 p.m., U.S. FMX National Championship Motocross – Don’t miss the highflying excitement of motorcycle stunts with the U.S. FMX National Championship Series: the only national championship title that is decided by performing aerial stunts while launching motorcycles 70’+ feet through the air!
The nation’s top riders return to defend their titles as champions of extreme sports. See why Freestyle Motocross reigns king among fans of extreme sports with spectacular mid-air maneuvers and insane back flips!
For more information and ticket prices, visit www.statefairofwv.com.
The 2015 State Fair themed “It Feels Like Fun. It Feels Like Fair,” is a 10-day Fair scheduled Aug. 14-23.
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