2017
Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days
&
Pacific Power
presents


Josh Turner

&
Special Guest Ned LeDoux

Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.

Turner added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.


Hometown Girl - Josh Turner



Ned LeDoux

Special Guest

In country music, a last name like LeDoux casts a big, storied and bittersweet shadow, but it’s one Ned LeDoux doesn’t mind standing in one bit. Having been a drummer in his dad Chris’ band Western Underground since 1998, Ned knew from an early age that he had “no plan b” but to play music, “Once I got the taste of the road, and being in front of a crowd and just the sound of it, it was...freedom.”

Keeping the cowboy in country is important to Ned as you can hear in the song “Forever A Cowboy” also co-written with his dad. Ned puts his own spin on his endless touring with “Brother Highway” about all the time he has spent on the road with various bands since his days in high school. Ned says he doesn’t even need a road map anymore–that he and the highway are like brothers. He wants to write songs about what he knows, keep the themes simple and harken back to the sound of good ole country music but with an edge. Eventually Ned plans to release an album of new material and include a few of his dad’s songs re-recorded in his own style as a tribute.

Columbia REA Stage

Whiskey Creek

Thursday, August 31st
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
with paid gate admission

A top-shelf band out of Walla Walla, Whiskey Creek covers over 40 years of country's best party music with lots of laughs and dancin along the way.

Queensrÿche

Friday, September 1st
9:00 - 10:30 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
with paid gate admission
Saturday, September 2nd
9:00 - 10:30 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
with paid gate admission

Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career. In recent years, they’ve consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen. Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, Queensrÿche won’t relent. In fact, they’re in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence.

Phil Vassar

Saturday, September 2nd
9:00 - 10:30 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
with paid gate admission

Phil Vassar is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Virginia home to pursue – and realize – his dream of making his mark in entertainment. A career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards and the launch of his own Rodeowave Entertainment label continues to expand and evolve. As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” New artist David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012. Years of playing clubs, and even owning his own nightspot at one point, helped Phil cultivate the easygoing, fun-loving manner he displays onstage and the infectious energy that infuses every single show he Sa

Ketch Pen Stage

Shanks Pony

Friday, September 1st
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
&
10:00 p.m. - Midnight
FREE CONCERT
with paid gate admission

Shanks Pony is a high-energy, entertainment machine. Combining current hits with yesterday's classics, Shanks Pony will keep your party on the dance floor with a wide variety of fun and engaging music. No strangers to the music scene, the members of Shanks Pony have shared the stage with musical greats from around the country.

FrogHollow

Saturday, September 2nd
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
&
10:00 p.m. - Midnight
FREE CONCERT
with paid gate admission

Over the course of the last 16 years, The FrogHollow Band has gone through many changes. Originally starting out as a party band for New Years, The Froghollow Band morphed into an alternative country act, concentrating on original material while also playing popular country and classic rock covers.

Stompin' Ground

Sunday, September 3rd
7:00 p.m.~10:00 p.m.
FREE CONCERT
with paid gate admission

Stompin’ Ground is a high energy country rock band from the Tri-Cities, Washington specializing in newer country rock, classic country and rock 'n' roll.

Past Concerts

1974
​Merle Haggard & Dolly Parton


1975​
Lynn Anderson

1976​
Tanya Tucker

1977​
Freddie Fender & Jeannie C Riley

1978
​Rusty Drapper & Marilee Rush

1979​
Eddie Rabbit

1980​
Barbara Mandrell

1981
​Ronnie Milsap

1982
​Louise Mandrell & R.C. Bannon


1983​
Mel Tillis

1984​
Charlie Pride

1985
​Lee Greenwood & Sylvia

1986​
Roy Clark

1987​
The Judds

1988
​Glen Campbell & Sweethearts of the Rodeo

1989
​K.T. Oslin & Southern Pacific

1990​
John Denver

1991
​Oak Ridge Boys

1992
​Ricky Van Shelton

1993
​Tanya Tucker & Joe Diffie

1994
​Mark Chestnutt & Confederate Railroad


1995​
Tim McGraw & Martina McBride

1996​
Pam Tillis & Rick Trevino

1997​
Trisha Yearwood & Lonestar

1998
​Collin Raye & Sherrie´ Austin

1999
​Terri Clark & Ty Herndon

2000​
Sammy Kershaw & Cledus T. Judd

2001
​Lonestar & The Nelsons

2002
​Rockin’ Roadhouse Tour – Mark Chestnut, Joe Diffie & Tracy Lawrence 

2003​
Diamond Rio

2004
​Sawyer Brown with Kellie Coffey

2005
​Phil Vassar with Amy Clawson

2006​
Trace Adkins with the Drew Davis Band

2007
​Neal McCoy & Keith Anderson

2008​
Tracy Lawrence & Chris Cagle

2009​
Blake Shelton with Joey+Rory

2010
​Gary Allan & Bomshel

2011
​The Band Perry, LoCash Cowboys and Joey+Rory

2012
​Rodney Atkins with Casey James

2013
Craig Morgan with Special Guest Gloriana

2014
Charlie Daniels Band with
Special Guest The Marshall Tucker Band

2015
Vince Gill

2016
Montgomery Gentry
Special Guests LOCASH