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The Benton County Fair & Rodeo proudly presents the 2024 Main Stage line-up!

A blue ribbon with the words "Benton County" in white "Fair" in gold, and "Rodeo" in white. An orange ferris wheel sits off to the left and a brown cowboy hat dots the "i" in the word "Fair".

The Benton County Fair & Rodeo has released its concert line-up and shows that are free with fair admission:

Wednesday, July 31

  • 6:00 p.m. – Vikki the ventriloquist
  • 6:45 p.m. – Jeff the magician
  • 7:30 p.m. – Matt the comedian

Thursday, August 1

  • 7:00 p.m. – Kurt Van Meter  
  • 8:30 p.m. – Jessta James 

Friday, August 2

  • 7:00 p.m. – Remedy  
  • 8:30 p.m. – Shot of Poison   

Saturday, August 3

  • 7:00 p.m. – Boomtown Saints  
  • 8:30 p.m. – Sawyer Brown  

The Main Stage is sponsored by Pioneer Connect.


Jessta James – Hailing from the mountains of Big Sky Country, Jessta James has been a surprise to most who have witnessed his rise. He’s a self-taught singer, songwriter, music producer, film maker and actor who has continued to break the rules since day one. Jessta’s early sound was constantly evolving. Pioneering the combination of organic country sounds with the cadence and grit of real hip hop, his journey took him from touring with rap legends to performing at the CMA Fest in Nashville. 

Opening for Jessta James is rising country music star Kurt Van Meter. Kurt’s story is that of true American folklore. From an early age riding shotgun in his dad’s pick up in Southern Oregon, to his football career at Oregon State University, to his stint as a law enforcement officer, to his days riding bulls and listening to the all-time great country artists like Kenny Rogers, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and even Box Car Willie while working the fields…. Kurt Van Meter doesn’t just sing about country music ideals — he has lived them.


Shot Of Poison – Shot of Poison (SOP) is a group of talented, veteran, rock musicians who’ve created the world’s best tribute to the 35th anniversary of the greatest, hard-rocking, glam-slam party band ever – Poison. SOP’s intention is to bring audiences the look and sound they expect, to make the very best modern-day Poison experience. For these guys, the word “supergroup” is truly apt. Since their first show in Dec. 2017, SOP has achieved major milestones and amassed numerous distinctions that few other tributes ever do. The band has been recognized and praised by Poison’s Bret Michaels, performed live on stage with his band, appeared on E! Entertainment Television, and played alongside original hard-rock stars of the ’80s at major festivals across the country.    

Opening for Shot of Poison is REMEDY, a 5-piece high energy rock performance band, playing the best dance songs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Get ready to dance to a jukebox of great memories!


Sawyer Brown – Since 1984, the band’s high-energy reputation, uncompromising dedication to their fans, with their relentless drive to stay true to themselves has never wavered. For the last 40 years, “The Boys” legendary live shows have captivated audiences with no sign of ever slowing down. Today, Sawyer Brown keeps on delivering their unapologetically blue-collar, grass-roots message through music. One of their fan favorite songs says it all. “They were searching” when they came along. It was rock-n-roll in a country song. There were five of us thinking that we can. This is the life and times of a traveling band. 

Boomtown Saints – With their debut single “All Trucks Go To Heaven” climbing into the top 30, the Billboard charts followed by their sophomore release “Blacktop Don’t” becoming the #1 independent song on country radio for 12 weeks (reaching #13 on the charts), 8 Track Entertainment and Warner Music Group recording artist BOOMTOWN SAINTS is the next “it” duo in country music.

Concerts are free with paid admission to the fair. Seating in the outdoor venue is first come, first serve. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music under the stars.  

Fair tickets are on sale now! Visit for up-to-date information regarding fair schedules and ticketing or call 541-766-6521.

If you would also like to become a sponsor or reserve a VIP Diamond table, please call the fairgrounds office at 541-766-6521. 

Benton County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring and employment practices. This document is available in alternative formats and languages upon request. Please call Cory Grogan at 541-745-4468 or email

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