John Michael Montgomery to headline San Mateo County Fair
Country Music Association's multi-award winner John Michael Montgomery is the third main stage act to be announced for the San Mateo County Fair's 2018 concert series. John Michael Montgomery's show is slated for June 16 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by 95.3 KRTY, San Jose based hot country radio station and 1590 KLIV AM, the area's Country Gold station. All main stage concert general admission seating is free with fair admission, on an open seating, space-available basis. For reserved seating the fair's Gold Circle admission includes fair admission plus reserved prime seating in Fiesta Hall (main stage), private entrance through Expo Café for the show, and easy access to the no-host bar and no-host food area.
The 9-day fair opens on June 9 and runs through June 17. Discount admission, carnival, and Gold Circle tickets go on sale on March 12 at SanMateoCountyFair.com. Discount fair admission prices are $10 adult; $8 junior (ages 6-12); and $6 seniors (ages 62+). Discount Gold Circle admission is just $40 (all ages). Discount unlimited ride wristbands are $28, good any day of the 9-day run.
"John Michael Montgomery is the only country star appearing in our 2018 Concert Series and we are excited," said Stoehr. "There are few artists who sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born country artist."
John Michael Montgomery turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music's most storied careers. It's apparent in love songs that have helped set the standard for a generation. Songs like "I Swear," "I Love the Way You Love Me" and "I Can Love You Like That" still resonate across the landscape--pop icon and country newcomer Jessica Simpson cited "I Love the Way You Love Me" as an influence in a recent interview. It is apparent in the 2004 hit "Letters from Home," one of the most moving tributes to the connection between soldiers and their families ever recorded, and in "The Little Girl," a tale of redemption that plumbs both the harrowing and the uplifting.
"When I go after songs, it's almost like we're looking for each other," said Montgomery. "It's like digging for rocks until now and then I find the shape I'm looking for, and one by one I see how they fit together."
Montgomery's album "Kickin' it Up" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and garnered four-time Multi-Platinum certification.
The San Mateo County Fair is the Peninsula's premier community event for family fun and entertainment. The San Mateo County Fair strives to provide a diverse experience through education, inspiration and entertainment. The annual fair represents a celebration of our community's talent, interests, innovations and rich agricultural and artistic heritage. The 2018 fair is themed "We Build the Fun."
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