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Chase County Fair’s ‘Buy in July’ promo ends this week PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 July 2011 16:54

By Jan Schultz

The Imperial Republican

Chase County Fair-goers have just a few more days to take advantage of the “Buy in July” promotion for the fair’s Friday and Saturday night grandstand music shows, Aug. 19-20, in Imperial.

The promotion includes a $5 cheaper individual ticket price or a $10 break if the buyer purchases 10 or more tickets for either grandstand show.

That puts the individual price at $25 per ticket or $20 apiece if 10 or more are purchased at the same time.

The Band Perry, above, continues to rack up the hits. Their latest single, “You Lie,” recently went gold, and has hit #2 on two separate country charts. The Band Perry join country star Craig Morgan and classic rock virtuosos REO Speedwagon as the top music acts at this year’s Chase County Fair. (Courtesy Photo)


After the promo ends, the tickets for Friday’s REO Speedwagon show and Saturday’s Craig Morgan/The Band Perry performance go to the face-value price of $30 each.

Ticket co-chairman Larry Munger of Imperial said the “Buy in July” promo for phone orders will end this Friday, July 29, at 5 p.m. MT.

Those ordering online have until 12 midnight Sunday, July 31.

The fair board again plans to operate a beer garden inside the grandstand arena for both shows Aug. 19 and 20.

Both shows are about 35 percent sold, Munger said Monday.

The REO Speedwagon show on Friday, Aug. 19, is right at 35 percent sold, slightly leading the Craig Morgan/The Band Perry’s Aug. 20 show, which is at 34.5 percent sold.

On Monday there were still grandstand seats available for both nights, he said, but more in the grandstand have been sold for the REO Speedwagon show.

Seated tickets in the grandstand and bleachers are available, as well as standing tickets for both nights.

“The seated tickets seem to be selling better this year,” Munger noted.

He said that may be due to the fact people are figuring out if they buy a seated ticket, they can also venture down to the standing-room-only area. However, those buying standing tickets can’t move up to the seated areas during the shows.

Tickets and other fair information are available online at, or by calling the ticket office at 308-882-5260 or 1-800-472-3247.


The Band Perry’s latest single hits #2 on the chart

After The Band Perry’s mega-hit “If I Die Young” went Platinum, then Double Platinum, their most recent hit single, “You Lie,” is also enjoying similar success.

It recently earned Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales exceeding 500,000.

“You Lie” recently hit #2 on two country charts.

Its debut album, The Band Perry, went Gold four months after its release on Republic Nashville. The album is on course to go Platinum by year’s end.

The band is also still cele­brating their two CMT Music Awards received earlier this year.

It was recently announced The Band Perry will begin touring with Keith Urban and Reba McEntire this fall. In some of their current performance dates, they are the lead-on for country music great Tim McGraw.

Not to be outdone, the fair’s Saturday night, Aug. 20, headliner, Craig Morgan, has just released a new single, “This Old Boy,” which is receiving good early reviews.

Morgan has seen seven of his singles reach the top 10 on the country charts, including “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester,” “Little Bit of Life,” “Bonfire” and “Love Remembers.”

“That’s What I Love About Sunday” hit #1 in 2004-05.

REO Speedwagon formed in 1967 is considered one of the rock kings of the 1970s and 1980s.

The band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted 13 top 40 hits. Their 1980 album “Hi Infidelity,” rose to #1 and started a run of three top 10 albums.

They keep drawing fans with hits like “Keep on Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”

REO Speedwagon is making a return to the Chase County Fair this year, having also performed at the fair in 1997.