The Northwest Washington Fair’s Facebook fans asked and were rewarded.
In response to a Facebook poll of possible acts, the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden announces that alternative rock group Collective Soul will perform on the grandstand stage Saturday, Aug. 16.
The addition completes the slate of grandstand entertainment, scheduled Aug. 11-16. It will begin Aug. 11 with the demolition derby, a perennial fan favorite, followed by two days of the world’s top cowboys competing Aug. 12-13 in the Lynden PRCA Rodeo. Country star Gary Allan performs Aug. 14, then Huey Lewis and The News, one of America’s greatest rock-and-roll bands, will entertain fairgoers Aug. 15.
Tickets for Collective Soul go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. June 4 at www.nwwafair.com. They also will be available then at the fair office, 1775 Front St., Lynden, and by phone at (877) 699-FAIR. Tickets to see Collective Soul, which include gate admission to the fair, are $42 apiece for reserved grandstand seats and $57 for preferred seats. In contrast to most entertainment tickets sold online, there are no extra service fees or convenience charges.
Tickets for the demolition derby, Gary Allan and Huey Lewis and The News already are available.
Collective Soul is releasing its ninth studio album, “See What You Started By Continuing,” this summer as part of its 20th anniversary. Founded by vocalist and guitarist Ed Roland, Collective Soul shot to international fame with its 1993 release, “Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid,” and its mega No. 1 hit “Shine.”
The self-titled “Collective Soul,” released in 1995, would be the album that would help define its sound of catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. Containing four outstanding singles (three of which reached No. 1) – “December,” “The World I Know,” “Where The River Flows,” and “Gel” – it became Collective Soul’s highest-selling album to date. The album went Triple-Platinum and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 charts.
Collective Soul dramatically expanded its fan base by performing on the soundtrack to one of the hottest movies of 2008 – “Twilight.” It also has become a Facebook favorite, followed by more than 625,000 fans.