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For further information, contact:
Karen J. LaFlamme, (253) 841-5024 or cell (253) 691-2005
Folk music lovers unite!! A folk music comeback with hits
like "Baby, the Rain Must Fall," "There's a Meetin' Here Tonight," and
"Yellow Bird" will be heard on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Puyallup Fair. Glenn Yarbrough / The Limeliters / The Brothers Four will capture the audience when the concert gets underway at 7p.m.
The folk concert will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 5 at all Ticketmaster outlets. Ticket prices are $10 for reserved seats; with limited free seating, available on a first-come, first-seated basis. This does NOT include gate admission to the Fair - all attendees of this concert must also purchase a gate ticket.
Glenn Yarbrough: One of the most beloved performers of the baby-boomer generation, Glenn Yarbrough has recorded over sixty albums and performed to packed houses for over 25 years. He was a founding member and lead singer of The Limeliters, playing at colleges across the nation at the height of the folk music boom during the 1960s. In 1963 Yarbrough went solo, recording a string of top-40 albums that produced Top 10 hits such as "Baby the Rain Must Fall," and the best-selling album of Rod McKuen's songs, The Lonely Things. His music continues to tug at the heartstrings of folk music lovers today.
The Limeliters: The famous "Limeliters sound" is known by folk music lovers internationally and is a common thread through their 25+ albums. Limeliters performances are always a mix of thrilling harmony
and an atmosphere of laughs created by sharp ad libs, gag introductions and a humorous treatment of the songs themselves. The group, formed in 1959, is loved for a large collection of rousing
songs, including "There's a Meetin' Here Tonight," "City of New Orleans," "A Dollar Down," "Have Some Madeira M'Dear," "Lonesome Traveler," and many more. The trio includes Bill Zorn (bass, vocals), Alex Hassilev (baritone, guitar, banjo, vocals), and Rick Dougherty (guitar, tenor).
The Brothers Four: Since the early 1960s, no American folk/pop group has been as successful at developing and maintaining a worldwide audience as The Brothers Four. With million-selling songs "Greenfields," "Yellow Bird," "Try to Remember," and "Across the Wide Missouri," the group has performed for four U.S. presidents and in countries around the world. Their songs and their style come straight out of the grass roots of America's common culture. The
Brothers Four, who got their start in Washington state, were nominated for an Academy Award for "The Green Leaves of Summer" from the motion picture "The Alamo."
Tickets will be going on sale for the remainder of the Puyallup Fair
2003 Columbia Bank Concert Series line-up in the next few months. Visit the Fair website, www.thefair.com for updates. Other concerts currently selling tickets include:
Date Entertainer Time Seating
Sept. 5 (Fri) PRCA Rodeo 1:00 p.m. $15.50
Chris LeDoux & PRCA Rodeo 6:00 p.m. $24.50
Sept. 6 (Sat) PRCA Rodeo 1 & 6 p.m. $15.50
Sept. 7 (Sun) PRCA Rodeo 2:00 p.m. $15.50
Sept. 8 (Mon) Rascal Flatts 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Sept. 9 (Tues) "Weird Al" Yankovic 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Sept. 10 (Wed) Chicago 7:00 p.m. $37.50/$32.50
Sept. 11 (Thur) Jars of Clay plus Special Guest 7:00 p.m.*$10/Free
Sept. 12 (Fri) Busta Rhymes 7:00 p.m. $31.50/$26.50
Sept. 14 (Sun) Neil Sedaka 4:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Sept. 15 (Mon) "New Faces of Country" 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Jessica Andrews/Craig Morgan
& Dierks Bentley
Sept. 17 (Wed) Alabama "The American 7:00 p.m. $500-$45
Sept. 18 (Thur) Glenn Yarbrough / 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
The Limelighters / The Brothers Four
Sept. 19 (Fri) Tanya Tucker 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Sept. 20 (Sat) The B-52's with 7:00 p.m. $41.50/$36.50
Lisa Marie Presley
Sept. 21 (Sun) The Allman Brothers Band 4:00 p.m. $36.50/$31.50
* Shows that are $10/Free DO NOT INCLUDE Fair gate admission. Concerts with free grandstand seating are first come, first-seated, as there are no tickets issued for limited free seating.
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Fred
Meyer, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music and other independent locations. Tickets may also be purchased via phone with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards by calling
Ticketmaster at (253) 627-TIXS in Tacoma, or (206) 628-0888 in Seattle, or via the Internet by logging onto Ticketmaster's website at www.ticketmaster.com. To save the convenience charge, purchase
tickets in person at the Ticketmaster outlet at the Fairgrounds.
The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest
tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 5-21, 2003 Puyallup Fair, visit our website at
www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.