When you're the Central Washington State Fair, (CWSF) how do you show your appreciation for the efforts of Yakima Valley's essential workers?  You got it!   FREE tickets to opening night at the fair on September 24, and a seat for the Kool & the Gang tribute band concert!

Time To Celebrate Essential Workers

Kathy Kramer, President and CEO of the fair says they are making 500 pairs of tickets available for an online lottery.   All essential workers,18 and older, are eligible to enter one time at fairfun.com. Provide your name, email address, and the essential job you performed during the pandemic and remember, the government gave a pretty wide latitude in determining who was "essential."  Heck, even the KIT crew was deemed essential!

500 names will be drawn and those not selected will receive special pricing offers on other shows.

The Show Is For Everybody!

The Kool & the Gang tribute band concert "Hollywood Swingin" will be held at Yakima County Stadium -home of the Pippens- and concert tickets are also on sale to the general public at the special price of $20.21.

This year's CWSF ushers in a new model for concertgoers.  In the past, a fair admission ticket was also good for some bleacher-style general mission seats and reserved seating upfront could be purchased for an additional price.  This year, all shows take place with reserved seating in Yakima County Stadium.  Ticket prices will vary by day and by seat location but all concert tickets DO include admission to the fairgrounds.

This year's fair theme is "Celebrate Together Again" and so a band that features the song  "Celebration" seems like a perfect fit!

"Celebration" reached No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart on February 7, 1981, and held that position for two weeks.  The Hollywood Swinging band will come out swinging and capture all the fun of funk and disco when the CWSF returns again in September.


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