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
· 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
Wednesday, September 1, 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 are for sale online now, and on the day of the show they are available at the amphitheater gate right up to the start of the show.
Zach Williams’ powerful and poignant journey spans how a boy with a storybook childhood filled with wonderfully nurturing parents, a strong and supportive grounding in the church, and a warm and loving local community was seduced away by the illusion of rock stardom, and the drug and alcohol excesses that can so often accompany that lifestyle.
These days, the Jonesboro, Arkansas-raised and currently Nashville, Tennessee-based artist is a renewed man. He’s a husband, a father, and has also become one of CCM’s leading artists and songwriters by carving a niche with his singular blend of southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting, which quickly awarded him his first GRAMMY Award® with his debut album, 2017’s Chain Breaker. With two additional GRAMMY nods among numerous other accolades, he now returns to share his boldly vulnerable and hope-filled sophomore album, aptly titled Rescue Story.
Zach’s music pulls from the hard luck truths of outlaw country, the dirt-road grit of southern rock, the contemporary roots music of alt-country artists, and a firm grounding in classic and contemporary Christian artists that stretches back to his dad’s old Petra records. His songs enlighten and uplift, revealing powerful transformative moments and stirring affirmations to stay on God’s path.
Continually inspired by prison ministry, Zach decided to follow up his Chain Breaker album with the poignant six-song EP, Survivor: Live From Harding Prison, which was filmed and recorded during a concert for inmates of the Tennessee-based penitentiary. The EP also earned him his third GRAMMY nod in a row, adding to his growing list of No. 1 songs, awards, accolades and certifications.
Most of all, thanks to his faith, Zach has gone a different way with his life. He’s been blessed with a second chance with a loving family and a fresh start with music. “The biggest thing I’m grateful for is my relationship with my wife and kids,” he shares. “Now, I won’t play anywhere where they can’t come along.”
With this immense clarity of purpose given from God, he has also been blessed with a crisp and renewed vision of who he is as an artist and a songwriter. “I have a lot to say about what I walked through to get to where I am,” he exclaims, which he also shares in his epiphanic journey throughout Rescue Story. It’s an emotive album, brimming with goose-bump inducing moments of enlightenment, redemption, personal revelation, and of courageous self-reflection. This new collection of songs fit together much like a book, with each song being an essential chapter in the overarching narrative. Musically, the album further explores the distinct country and rock n’ roll sensibilities that inform Zach’s stirringly soulful songwriting.
Reflecting on his new album, and the blessings Christ has given him, he says: “When I gave my life to the Lord, I realized He never left me, even in the dark times. For this new album, the title fits because every song in it has a rescue story. When you’re at your end of the rope, that’s when your rescue story begins. In my case, Jesus has been my rescue story.”
Ticket Helpline: 1-800-514-3849
Official tickets to Oregon State Fair concerts are on sale now, and they are ONLY available via the Fair’s website at oregonstatefair.org and our ticket provider Etix. Beware of all unauthorized online ticketing websites attempting to sell bogus tickets that cannot be honored by the Oregon State Fair.