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Craig Morgan to perform after Puyallup Rodeo

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on June 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
June 18, 2012 12:50 pm

Craig Morgan (courtesy photo)
Country music’s Craig Morgan will perform at the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 8 following the rodeo, it was announced today.

Tickets are on sale now.

Morgan has 14 Top Ten hits including “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” and “Tough.”

Morgan will perform after the Puyallup Pro Rodeo, Justin Boots Playoffs that start at 6:30 p.m. at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center.

Tickets are sale now at the Puyallup Fair website, www.thefair.com/concerts or by phone at 888-559-3247, daily, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. PST. To save the convenience charges, purchase tickets in person at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center box office at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Two types of tickets will be sold for the concert: a package deal with the rodeo and concert together, or, as the fair folks put it, “standing in the dirt in front of the stage following the rodeo.”

Tickets for the rodeo and concert run $15-45. Seats are reserved and include Fair gate admission. Concert-only (dirt stander) tickets following the rodeo are $25 for general admission and include Fair gate admission.

Tickets include free admission to the annual “Dancin’ in the Dirt Party” (more dirt!), which takes place during the Morgan concert. It’s held on the arena floor where guests (both grandstand and concert-only ticket holders) can dance in the dirt – of course.

Here’s more from the announcement:

Very few people have pushed life to the limits like Craig Morgan. He’s been an EMT, a contractor, a sheriff’s deputy, and a Wal-Mart assistant dairy manager. He’s extremely proud of serving nearly two decades for his country. The military has been a big part of his life. He served over 10 years of active duty in the Army’s 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions, followed by another nine years in the Reserves, the latter of those years during his music career.

A native of Tennessee, Craig’s musician/father had trouble interesting him in music when he was young. He was determined to not get in the business, and that is why he worked a variety of other jobs. It was during Craig’s military career that he discovered the true musician inside himself. In fact, he left the Army to be a songwriter, not realizing that he could make money being a singer, too.

Morgan is also the voice behind familiar songs such as “Something To Write Home About” and “God, Family & Country,” the latter of which took on an especially poignant meaning following 9/11.

He’s been an ardent supporter of the military, and one of the first artists to go into Afghanistan to entertain the troops. He received the USO Merit Award in 2006 for his tireless support.

In June of 2010 the TV show, “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” premiered on the Outdoor Channel. The 30-minute reality show showed Craig’s extreme lifestyle at home, touring and in the great outdoors. He is seen hunting, aerial bow fishing, bungee jumping and skydiving. The show became #1 rated on the networks as THE Saturday morning hunting show.

He has been a mainstay on the charts, wide a wide fan base. His schedule is packed with live shows, too, touring with Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Brad Paisley and Trace Adkins. Craig became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. For more information, visit www.craigmorgan.com.

The final concert will be announced soon for the Puyallup Fair 2012 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Visit the Fair website, www.thefair.com/concerts for an update, or sign up at www.thefair.com to receive email or text announcements prior to the concert on-sale date. Concerts to date include:

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