Mark your calendar for the 2021 Tillamook County Fair: August 11-14
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All concerts are held in our Grandstand Arena and are free with your Fair admission.

Wednesday August 11th: 8:00 pm

With romantically charged #1 hits like “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You,” as well as the energetic, top 5, CMT video award winning “I Got You”, the playful “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” and “Glass”, multi-platinum international success, and honors as Vocal Duo of the Year from both the ACM and CMA Awards, the Grammy nominated Country duo Thompson Square admit they have been infinitely blessed.

Masterpiece, their latest and most personal project was independently released in 2018. The title track, about their son Cooper, is the definition of their masterpiece. An artist’s best work, and what they’d want to be known for when they leave this world. Reflecting on the creative satisfaction behind the duo’s third studio album they explain, “When we’re 80 years old and we look back, we want to be able to say we’re really proud of everything we did.” Working independently for the first time, the widely diverse Masterpiece arrived at a tipping-point moment for the duo – and found them taking skillful control of their acclaimed musical bond.

Brought together by love and undeniable talent, Keifer and Shawna each moved to Nashville separately, but soon met while competing against one another in a local singing competition. They formed Thompson Square as complete unknowns, taking the Country scene by storm with an organic vocal blend that harkens back to the duets of icons like Johnny Cash and June Carter.

As always, entry to the concert is free with your paid Fair admission.

Thursday August 12th: 8:00 pm

Rocking the Fair Thursday August 12th, Molly Hatchet is a perfect mixture of English invasion rock, blues, country, and gospel.

Molly Hatchet firmly cemented their place in music history in the late seventies. They stood alongside other iconic Southern rock bands out of Jacksonville, Florida, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers.

They were the hardest hitting of the Southern rock bands at the time when, in 1978, Epic Records released Molly Hatchet’s self-titled debut album. It reached multi-platinum status, and the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring. During this time, they were on the road with Aerosmith, Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones, and many others.

In 1979, Molly Hatchet’s second album Flirtin’ with Disaster was released, and it also quickly achieved multi-platinum status. It skyrocketed the band into the stratosphere and performing an average of two hundred and fifty shows per year kept them busy.

Molly Hatchet next released Beatin’ the Odds (1980), followed by Take No Prisoners (1981), No Guts… No Glory (1983) The Deed Is Done (1984) and Double Trouble Live (1985).

Molly Hatchet continues their worldwide tour, performing classic hits such as “Flirtin’ with Disaster,” “Devil’s Canyon,” “Gator Country,” “Whiskey Man,” and “Dreams I’ll Never See.”

The band’s current lineup consists of long-time members Bobby Ingram on lead guitar and John Galvin on keyboards, as well as Tim Lindsey on bass guitar and Shawn Beamer on drums, with Jimmy Elkins on vocals. Molly Hatchet continues to honor the legacies of those members who passed away (including Danny Joe Brown, David Hlubek, and Phil McCormack) by keeping the music alive, performing across the United States, and throughout the world.

Molly Hatchet celebrated their 40th anniversary with a world tour and the release of the double CD and triple vinyl live album titled Battleground. Recorded in both Germany and Switzerland on the SPV/Steamhammer label and featuring cover art by famed artist Paul Raymond Gregory (Dio, Uriah Heep, Saxon), Battleground has garnered rave reviews by their loyal fans, as well as the national and international press.

According to Bobby Ingram, "In recording this album, we compiled a four-decade long catalog of songs that our friends wanted to hear. They would tell us what songs they wanted on the album, and we would record them. Some of these songs have never been recorded on a live stage before, and we were honored and proud to be able to perform them for many generations of past, present, and future Southern rock fans."

After forty plus years Molly Hatchet is still workin’ hard, playin’ tough, livin’ fast, and Flirtin’ with Disaster!!!

As always, entry to the concert is free with your paid Fair admission.

Friday August 13th: 8:00 pm

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Coming to the Fair Friday, August 13th, Frankie Ballard continues to be a country music stand-out, mixing an American heartland rock sound with traditional country and blues.

Country-blues-rocker Frankie Ballard released his latest album El Rio to critical acclaim and was selected by Rolling Stone as one of the 25 Best Country and Americana albums of 2016 and The Tennessean as one of the best 16 Nashville albums of 2016. With combined album sales of over 450,000 to date and over 150 million total streams across all streaming platforms, Ballard continues to be a country music stand-out, mixing an American heartland rock sound with traditional country and blues. Frankie Ballard’s previous album, Sunshine & Whiskey, produced three consecutive number one singlesthe platinum-certified “Sunshine & Whiskey,” the gold-certified “Helluva Life,” and one of the Top 3 Billboard Country Airplay songs of 2015, “Young & Crazy.” He has performed on national television including Today, Live with Kelly, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ballard has performed and toured with Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Bob Seger, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Big and Rich as well as at festivals such as Summerfest, Tortuga Music Festival, CMA Fest and many more.

As always, entry to the concert is free with your paid Fair admission.

Tillamook County Fairgrounds
4603 East 3rd Street
Tillamook, OR, 97141

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