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Grandstand Stage

Sammy Kershaw with special guest Hitchville

Hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Queen of My Doublewide Trailer”, “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart”, “Vidalia”.

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2024 Sammy Kershaw Concert
2024 Sammy Kershaw Concert
Sammy Kershaw & Hitchville
6:30pm - Hitchville
Sammy Kershaw to follow.

This ticket includes gate admission to The 2024 Anoka County Fair on Saturday July 27th. Grandstand will open 1 hour before concert.
$45.00

Hitchville Starts at 6:30PM Sammy Kershaw to Follow

Saturday Grandstand seating is included with Saturday gate admission. - This is bleacher seating first come first serve.

CONCERT UPGRADES:
  • Pit Party Tickets - Additional Cost
    • Standing room ONLY
    • Closer to the stage
    • Bar access in the pit
  • VIP Tickets - Additional Cost SOLD OUT
    • Guaranteed spot close to stage
    • Turf flooring
    • Private cash bar
    • Private bathroom
    • Limited Capacity

About Sammy Kershaw

Iconic entertainer, Sammy Kershaw, has amassed three platinum and six gold albums that have scanned and streamed in excess of 5 million records and nearly 100 million combined songs sold. Often referred to as the “heir apparent” to legendary ‘voice’ George Jones, the GRAMMY nominated performer helped shape and make the ‘90s a shining decade for country music. His multi-platinum albums were propelled into the record books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Queen of My Doublewide Trailer”, “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart”, “Vidalia” and many other milestones. Growing up in Kaplan, Louisiana, Kershaw was enthralled with the masters at an early age – names like Conway Twitty, Mel Street, and George Jones. In fact, as a teenager, Kershaw had developed such a reputation for his vocals – even then – that he was often called upon to open for those acts, and others like them. Jones was so impressed with Sammy that he frequently invited him to perform on his shows whenever he was playing in the region.

From the time that he released his debut single for Mercury Records, “Cadillac Style,” critics and fans all made the comparison to George. Rather than run from them, Kershaw embraced them. After all, that stone Country sound was what Sammy Kershaw was all about – and that’s what he was going to give his fans! “Cadillac Style” made it up the Billboard charts and, from there (to quote Jones), the race was on! Follow-ups such as “Don’t Go Near the Water” and “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore” established him as one of the finest traditional artists of his time, while records like “Yard Sale” showed that haunting Jones influence was very much a part of everything he is about. In 1993, Sammy Kershaw topped the singles chart with “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” which has become one of the most-played records at Country Radio over the past three decades. Albums such as Don’t Go Near the Water and Haunted Heart were both certified as million-sellers by the RIAA, and only continued to add to his stature. The hits kept coming on the airwaves, as well. He added to his resume such classics as “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “Meant to Be,” his cover of The Amazing Rhythm Aces’ “Third Rate Romance,” and 1998’s “Love of My Life,” which cemented his reputation as a balladeer.

Kershaw’s chain of major hit records continues to sell-out shows and he can be found touring on the road – both on his own as well as part of his successful Roots & Boots Tour with Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin. The three continue to bring their signature sounds to the fans year-after-year all over North America.

In addition to performing to sell-out audiences, Sammy Kershaw continues to record and release new music with three albums currently in the works, along with putting the finishing touches on his long- awaited autobiography – which promises to be as juicy as a bowl of the gumbo he loves to prepare in his Louisiana home!

The past has been a great, long-winding road of highs and lows for the legendary Sammy Kershaw, but to quote one of his past singles, the goal isn’t to rest on those accomplishments, but to be “Better Than I Used to Be.”

About Hitchville

Hitchville has quickly solidified themselves among the upper echelon of regional talent. Under the foundational leadership of dynamic lead vocalists Heidi Owens and Matthew Kneefe, the group’s trademark harmonies, down home personalities, and kinetic stage energy leads to an unforgettable live show in which the band works tirelessly to produce.

The group’s most recent, highly anticipated sophomore album “Soundtrack to Life” is available everywhere! It includes their first iHeartRadio #1 single “Even When It’s Bad It’s Good”, as well as their newly crowned 2nd iHeartRadio #1 single “Love is the Road” which climbed the iHeartMedia charts faster than ever. This project has been 4 years in the making, with songs written by some of Nashville’s biggest hit-makers, along with the first song ever written and recorded by members of the band. They also recently realized another big dream of theirs: to start their own country music and camping festival…and so it began! The First Annual Hitchville Hootenanny took place in August, 2015 with some of the region’s most sought after talent and was a resounding success! 2016’s Hootenanny finished up again with an award winning lineup and as many memories and there were country music fans in attendance, and 2017's Hootenanny artist lineup has now been announced featuring the biggest lineup yet!

They trekked to Nashville in 2012 to record their self-titled debut release which spawned their first hit single “Whoop It Up”. The song has since become an anthem that proves relevant to not just the summer months, as it garnered major market radio support year round, everywhere from the upper Midwest, to Florida, Texas, and Nashville. The group’s second single “Fly” hit radio soon afterwards, and can still be frequently heard (as well as “Whoop It Up”) in between innings at Minnesota Twins’ home games at Target Field in Minneapolis. Hitchville’s third single, “I’ll Be Right There”, penned by two-time Grammy winner Ben Glover, also received rave reviews once it hit the air, and remains a crowd favorite at their live shows. In their time together, Hitchville has graced the main stages of some of the region’s largest festivals, including Moondance Jammin’ Country, Country Fest, Country Jam, Ramble Jam, and 4 years straight at the biggest country music and camping festival in the nation, WE Fest. They have been blessed to open those stages for some of the biggest superstars in country…from Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts, to Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, and Luke Bryan, to Little Big Town, Dan + Shay, Zac Brown Band, and Blake Shelton. The band has even recently returned from their second consecutive headlining concert in the form of a huge beach party for Miller Lite and the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.

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