In 2021, the Oregon State Fair will be SUITE! VIPPlus SuiteSeats are the all-new, premium level concert ticket offering sweet treatment like...
· Free fair admission and free Parking pass for any Oregon State Fair paid lot
· Souvenir laminated concert lanyard
· Access to Priority entrance lane and VIP beverage bar
· Reserved, cushioned seat in premium center Yellow Section, with optimal sight lines
· Special food service at your seat featuring your choice of free hot food items
· Beverage service at your seat featuring a range of bar beverages (at your cost)
· Chance to be randomly selected to win merchandise autographed by artist
Friday, August 27, 2021
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
Each L.B. Day Amphitheater concert at the Oregon State Fair offers a limited amount of seats free with paid admission to the fair on a first-come, first-serve basis, while space lasts. The number of free seats varies by concert.
To ensure you get a seat, purchase a reserved ticket. Reserved tickets will be for sale online and at the amphitheater gate right up to the start of the show. To find out your next chance to buy, sign up for Oregon State Fair e-mails.
Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era," by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #10, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's Top 125 Artists Of All Time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
No stranger to accolades, Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and Robert Lamm and James Pankow became inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, "25 or 6 to 4," "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Make Me Smile," and many others, fusing pop, rock and jazz together perfectly.
More than 40 years after its debut, Chicago II still sounds like nothing else. Released in 1970, Chicago’s second album brims with confidence and inspiration as it draws on everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. It spawned a trio of Top Ten hits, and the timeless classic has been remastered to reveal unprecedented clarity and definition. For the first time a new stereo remix, created by British musician and producer Steven Wilson from the 16-track multi-track tapes, made it possible to bring out elements that were muffled or submerged in the mix. The result is a new stereo version of CHICAGO II that boasts clearness, punch and definition that it didn’t have before. It has been released by Rhino Records on CD and vinyl. Chicago II is being considered for the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, Founding Artists of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 37 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year. The original three band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals and James Pankow on trombone. The band line-up also includes Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Brett Simons on bass and Ramon "Ray" Yslas on percussion.
From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.
Ticket Helpline: 1-800-514-3849
Official tickets to Oregon State Fair concerts are not currently for sale. When they go on sale, they are ONLY available via the Fair’s website at oregonstatefair.org. Beware of all unauthorized online ticketing websites attempting to sell bogus tickets that cannot be honored by the Oregon State Fair.