The Kitsap Fair and Stampede is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this August and it’s sure to be a memorable one! While they’ve welcomed back many popular events like the rodeo and Xtreme bulls, there are also some exciting changes.
“Last year’s beer garden concerts were such a success that we felt it was best to move the party over to a bigger venue,” says Rich Nestor, Fair Manager. “Moving these shows over to the Main Stage on the fairgrounds will allow us to accommodate more guests and make them available to all ages.”
In addition to these daily concerts, they will have two big shows at the Thunderbird Arena on Saturday and Sunday evening. So as the rodeo events winds down Aug. 26 and 27, the party will just be getting started over at Thunderbird Arena!
Rock’n the Arena, Aug. 26
Spike and the Impalers, Queen Nation and Heart by Heart will kick things off for the concert series Aug. 26. Gates open at 4 p.m. with the show starting at 5:30 p.m. Get your tickets online here.
- Spike and the Impalers: A popular local rock band known for their covers of various popular rock hits like Highway to Hell, Paradise City, Layla and I Hate Myself For Loving You.
- Queen Nation: This ULTIMATE Queen tribute band is sure to have the arena cheering and singing along to their favorite Queen hits. From the costumes to the hair and yes even the make-up, this is the closest you’ll ever get to the real deal!
- Heart by Heart: Featuring original Heart members Steve Fossen and Michael Derosier, Heart by Heart strives to perform the most beloved Heart classics as faithfully as they can. Attendees can expect to hear many of their favorites like Barracuda, Crazy On You and Magic Man.
Trace Adkins’ Somewhere in the USA Tour, Aug. 27
Trace Adkins and Joel Gibson Jr. hit the Thunderbird Arena stage Aug. 27 with gates opening at 4 p.m. and the show starting at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are currently available online here.
“We’re so excited to welcome Trace Adkins and Joel Gibson Jr. to Thunderbird Arena as part of this year’s concert line up,” Nestor says. “This show is sure to be the perfect way to close out our 100-year anniversary celebration of the Kitsap Fair and Stampede. We encourage everyone to get their tickets early by purchasing them online, as these are both anticipated to be very popular concerts.”