We don’t usually pick out the big shows; they already get a lot of hype. But, this year has a couple goodies that made us take notice. Joan Jett and Third Eye Blind (guilty pleasure). The fair can be awesome or a living hell depending on what kind of person you are. But, you can go see shows and not have to deal with the crowds, so there’s that. This year’s highlights are Dwight Yoakam 8/25; Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 8/26; Josh Turner 8/28; Kenny Loggins 8/30; Third Eye Blind 8/31; Vince Neil 9/1; Trace Adkins 9/2; Eddie Money 9/4. All shows start at 7pm and are in the LB Amphitheater. You can see them for free with your admission to the fair, or you can go VIP for around $35. VIP gets you better seats, preferred access to concessions (?), a “chance” to meet the performers, and admission to the fair.
About The Author
Julie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She started playing bass guitar in the late 80s and played in local bands Good Question, butterMilk and the Other. She took time off the music scene in the late 90s to raise a family. She came back to bass in 2014 and once again got involved in the local music scene. She plays bass in Marc and The Horsejerks and Mr. Frederick's Production Co. She has been the music writer/editor for Salem Weekly since May 2015.