The Spokane County Interstate Fair kicks off on Friday at the Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., and this year’s music lineup includes a handful of big names. Tickets range from $25 to $40, which includes gate admission to the fair, and are available through TicketsWest. For a full fair schedule, visit spokanecounty.org. All grandstand concerts begin at 7 p.m.
Tuesday – Randy Houser began his career as a songwriter for other country artists – he’s partially responsible for Trace Adkins’ “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” – but he’s a successful solo artist in his own right. Houser’s big radio singles include “Boots On,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Like a Cowboy,” and he’s now on tour with his most recent studio album, “Fired Up.” Houser supported Luke Bryan at a sold-out Spokane Arena concert last year.
Wednesday – Known for his contributions to the Oscar-nominated soundtracks for “Footloose” and “Top Gun” and his successful collaborations with Jim Messina, singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins has sold millions of albums, scored five Top 10 singles and won two Grammys. Loggins’ ’80s hits include “Danger Zone,” “Footloose” and “I’m Alright,” the theme song for the comedy film “Caddyshack,” and he has also recorded three successful albums for children.
Thursday – Like Houser, country singer Lee Brice also got his start as a for-hire songwriter, penning hits for Garth Brooks, Eli Young and Tim McGraw. He made a name for himself as a solo artist with “Love Like Crazy,” a Top 10 single that broke Billboard records for its 56 week-long presence on the country charts. His other hit singles include “Drinking Class,” “Hard to Love” and “I Don’t Dance.” Lee last performed in the area last year at the Coeur d’Alene Casino.
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