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Party in the Dirt - Concert Series

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Date: Aug 19 - Aug 20, 2024
Cost: $40.00 - $85.00

2024 Ticket Pricing

Grandstand reserved covered seating: $40
Arena Floor (standing room only): $50
PIT (standing room only near stage): $85
*** Tickets purchased before August 16th will include your fair admission ***

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Show Times

Show Time is 7:30 PM
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Stay tuned for news on our Tailgate Party prior to each show - located at the North end of the Grandstands.

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First announcement will be January 29 at 7 AM
Fan Club Sales being January 31 at 9 AM
Public Sale begins February, 2 at 9 AM

Second announcement will be February 26 at 7 AM
Fan Club Sales being February 28 at 9 AM
Public Sale begins March 1 at 9 AM

Concert Series Lineup

Ernest and Nate Smith
Ernest and Nate Smith
Aug 19, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Fair Admission is included with your Concert ticket
$40.00 - $85.00
Party in the Dirt Concert Series
Aug 20, 2024 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Earnest & Nate Smith to open Party in the Dirt


Nashville's most unpredictable hitmaker ERNEST is “The Charmer” (MusicRow), a triple threat talent and one of Music City's on the rise artist/writers who is changing the status quo. A 2022 Variety Hitmaker, the chart-topping songwriter fuses influences ranging from Eminem to George Jones, crafting a twist-heavy verse style that's become his signature, proving its mettle, and earning him eight #1 hits to date. The eccentric free spirit and 2022 CMA Triple Play Award winner will release the deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed album FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM) on February 10, 2023, rebranding the collection FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Roses, doubling its track list with 13 fresh cuts. The March 2022-released original has been praised as one of Holler and The Tennessean's best albums of the year, showcasing the more classically country side of his craft. Nashville's “busiest – and most consistently successful – creative force” (The Tennessean) wrapped his first-ever sold-out headlining Sucker For Small Towns Tour this past fall, and will hit the road in March as direct support on Morgan Wallen's One
Night At A Time World Tour.

Nate Smith

Featuring a mix of gritty backwoods soul, rock ‘n’ roll swagger and velvet-thunder vocals, Nate Smith’s personal journey inspired him to be a beacon of country-music hope, an inspirational mission he puts front-and-center. A California native, former worship leader, and lifelong music lover, Smith approaches that mission with a background as eclectic as it gets. Learning guitar at 13, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley and Bob Seger were among those informing his powerful, fire-from-within vocals, while Michael Jackson made him crave the spotlight and Nirvana gave his sound a jagged edge. In 2018, Smith lost everything he owned in the devastating Camp Fire which tore through Paradise, California, now known as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Although his family was safe, he struggled to cope and turned back to music, hoping that it would help comfort himself and others. Help it did, inspiring a month-long road trip across the U.S. to Music City, writing music and playing dive bars along the way. Since making it to Nashville, the singer’s “powerhouse tenor” has become “perhaps country music’s fastest-rising beloved voice” (The Tennessean). He’s made a huge splash with songs such as his Platinum-certified multi-week No. 1 hit “Whiskey On You,” which was lauded as the “breakup song of the summer” by Country Now and “an enormously satisfying country kiss-off anthem” by Stereogum. The smash hit has racked up over 405 million total global on-demand streams to date, contributing to Nate’s billion total catalog streams globally. Nate released his debut, self-titled album along with the deluxe version on April 28. The hefty 26-song project hit #6 on Billboard’s Country album charts and #30 on the Billboard Top 200. His latest single off the album, “World On Fire,” is currently Top 5 and climbing at country radio. The CMT Awards and ACM Awards nominee spent the summer touring alongside Thomas Rhett and is currently on the road with Cole Swindell. He’ll kick off his headline WORLD ON FIRE TOUR 2024 in January before hitting the road with Morgan Wallen next spring/summer. Nate is managed by Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Simon Tikhman with The Core Entertainment.

Headlining Show Sponsors

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Past Party in the Dirt - Concert Series Photos

Thanks for several years of great Party in the Dirt Concert Series at the North Idaho State Fair!

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