Country star Chris Janson kicks off the 2021 Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo with a concert Wednesday, Aug. 18. The fair, scheduled for Aug. 18-22 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell, celebrates the theme of “Montana’s Best Traditions.”
Tickets for the concert and all other grandstand events are now available for purchase at the fair office and online at www.nwmtfair.com.
Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning singer/songwriter whose hits include “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink” and “Good Vibes.” Since the release of his debut album in 2013, the three-time Country Music Association nominee has earned the trophy for Academy of Country Music Award’s Video of the Year for “Drunk Girl,” which also earned the Song of the Year title at the 2018 MusicRow Awards.
Janson’s chart-topping, triple-Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” was named iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year. His current single, “Waitin’ On 5,” can now be heard on the airwaves.
Janson has co-written songs with country music peers including Tim McGraw, LOCASH and Hank Williams Jr. In addition to performing around the world, Janson is a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
General admission adult tickets for the Janson concert are $40, reserved seating tickets are $50, and party pit tickets are $55. General admission tickets for children ages six to 12 are $22, and children ages five and under are seated free of charge in the general admission area. All tickets purchased prior to arriving at the fair include admission to the grounds.
The Ram PRCA Rodeo runs Aug. 19-21 and will feature world-class athletes from Canada and across the United States aiming for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Events include bareback, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
Adult tickets range from $25 to $30, with seniors admitted for $10 to the general admission area on Aug. 19. General admission tickets for children ages six to 12 are $10, and children ages five and under are seated free of charge in the general admission area.
The fair culminates Aug. 22 with the Kalispell debut of Octane Addictions Big Air Bash, a motorcycle and snowmobile stunt show featuring six riders who have competed and medaled in the X Games. Adult tickets are $20; children ages six to 12 are admitted for $10; and children ages five and under are seated free of charge in the general admission area.
The 2021 Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo continues a long-standing Flathead Valley tradition that began in 1902, the first year the fair was held.
“Generations of Flathead Valley families have participated in the fair over the decades and made it one of the most anticipated events of the summer,” said Fairgrounds Manager Mark Campbell. “We chose this year’s theme of ‘Montana’s Best Traditions’ to pay tribute to the traditions that have been handed down to us from our parents and grandparents and that we in turn have handed down to our children and grandchildren.”
He invites newcomers to the Flathead Valley to experience the fair “and consider making it one of their family’s traditions.”
For more information about the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo or to purchase event tickets, visit www.nwmtfair.com or call 406-758-5810.