Macklemore at Washington State Fair

Pre-Sale tickets on sale today, general public March 31

Seattle’s own Macklemore will take the Washington State Fair’s Grandstand stage for a huge hip hop/rap party, Friday, Sept. 21, as part of the 2018 Columbia Bank Concert Series. GEMINI, Macklemore’s first solo effort in 12 years, was released in September 2017. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the charts for Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop and Independent Albums. The album follows two releases with producer Ryan Lewis: the multiple Grammy award winning albums “The Heist” and the 2016 release, “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” (featuring the Platinum-certified single “Downtown”). GEMINI includes singles “Glorious” (featuring Skylar Grey), “Marmalade” (featuring Lil Yachty) and “Good Old Days” (featuring Kesha).

Collectively Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed more than 2.7 billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single. Macklemore’s previous solo releases include “The Language of My World” and the mixtapes “Open Your Eyes” and “The Unplanned Mixtape.”

In the past year, the Seattle rapper released two solo songs “Wednesday Morning” and “Drug Dealer,” performed on Ellen and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, was featured in an MTV special with President Obama about the opioid epidemic in America, and was the first U.S. citizen to ever participate in the Presidential Weekly Address.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 28 at 10 a.m. Visit and join our free E-Club for access to the best seats and ticket offers. E-Club members get the opportunity to buy tickets to all shows in the Columbia Bank Concert Series lineup, before the general public.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Prices are $110, $100 and $85 and include Fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the Fair website, or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. PDT. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian St. on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $3 per ticket service fee.

Macklemore at Washington State Fair

Pre-Show Party

Concert ticket holders who want to start the party early, can purchase tickets to the pre-show party. Join fellow fans in the VIP tent just inside the Gold Gate for fun, food and prizes before Macklemore takes the stage. Tickets are $43 each and do not include concert tickets. The price includes a catered dinner by The Vault Catering, one complimentary beverage and a dessert bar. Enjoy a fun atmosphere a party DJ, music, games, prizes and a no-host bar. A commemorative VIP lanyard and buttons are included in the cost. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. All pre-show party ticketholders will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a front row seat upgrade for two! Guests must be present when announced at 6 p.m. to win. Artist will NOT make an appearance at the party. Pre-show party DOES NOT include admission to the concert or Fair. Separate ticket required for Fair and Grandstand entrance.

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The Macklemore concert is part of the 2018 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets will also go on sale for other artists in the coming months. Visit to see the updated lineup, or sign up online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities BEFORE concert tickets go on sale to the public. The concerts to date are:

DATEPERFORMANCETIMEPRICES (incl. Fair gate admission)
Sept. 2 (Sun)Florida Georgia Line w/Morgan Wallen (Country)7:30 p.m.$160, $145, $95
Sept. 6 (Thu)Justin Boots Rodeo Finale – Evening Performance6:30 p.m.$30, $20, $15 or $66 for family of 4 thru 9/3
Sept. 7 (Fri)Justin Boots Rodeo Finale w/Scotty McCreery (Country)6:30 p.m.$40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)
Sept. 8 (Sat)Justin Boots Rodeo Finale – Matinee Performance1 p.m.$35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of 4 thru 9/3
Sept. 8 (Sat)Justin Boots Rodeo Finale w/Jamey Johnson (Country)6:30 p.m.$40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)
Sept. 9 (Sun)Justin Boots Rodeo Finale – Matinee1 p.m.$40, $30
Sept. 10 (Mon)Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (Classic Rock)7:30 p.m.$50, $40, $30
Sept. 13 (Thu)Culture Club w/Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey (80’s Pop)7:30 p.m.$65, $55, $45
Sept. 14 (Fri)An Evening with Terry Fator (Comedy)7:30 p.m.$55, $40, $30
Sept. 15 (Sat)Toby Keith (Country) w/Ned LeDoux7:30 p.m.$95, $80, $70
Sept. 20 (Thu)Brett Eldredge w/Runaway June & Devin Dawson (Country)7:30 p.m.$75, $65, $45
Sept. 21 (Fri)Macklemore (Hip Hop)7:30 p.m.$110, $100, $85
Sept. 22 (Sat)Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Comedy)7:30 p.m.$65, $60, $45
Sept. 23 (Sun)Rascal Flatts w/Trent Harmon                                  (Country)7:30 p.m.$90, $80, $60

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The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 20-day event that kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend. For more information about the Aug. 31- Sept. 23, 2018 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays and Wed. Sept. 5), visit

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