Submitted by the Thurston County Fair
From July 30 through August 2, some of the biggest musical names in Olympia and the Pacific Northwest will be gracing the entertainment stages at the fair.
Wednesday, July 30 – 5pm
Thursday, July 31 – 7pm
Friday, August 1 – 7pm
Saturday, August 2
All concerts are free with fair admission and open to fairgoers of all ages!
This is the second annual concert series at the fair. Last year, County Commissioners decided that, for the sustainability of the fair, they needed to appeal to a broader audience and bring more locals out to enjoy all the happenings at the yearly event. Featuring the absolute best in local music was viewed as an obvious way to increase attendance and draw a more diverse crowd. Live & Local was so successful last year that a second year was definitely in order.
Also returning this year is Savor South Sound, a two-day tasting event highlighting over a dozen local wine, beer, and cider producers. In addition, this year’s Savor will feature local shellfish and farm-to-table tastings organized by WSU Extension Thurston County. Tickets to Savor are just $10 (plus admission to the fair) and include a commemorative Belgian-style beer glass and five tasting tickets. The event is located at the Gazebo Green near the Food Court stage and takes place on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 from 5 to 10pm. (Savor is a 21+ event.)
The Live & Local Concert Series is brought to you by Rhythm & Rye and Olympia Jazz Central. Savor South Sound is presented by the Thurston County Fair Foundation, WSU Thurston County Extension, and Fish Tale Ales. Visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org for more information about these fabulous events and many other wonderful activities at this year’s fair.