Memories of last year's Central Washington State Fair still sit fondly in my head ... I mean DAN & SHAY -- how do you forget that show?

One of my favorite things about the shows at the Central Washington State Fair is that it happens in a small, intimate venue. There really isn't a bad seat in the house. Even the free seating in the bleachers is great!

My anticipation for the concerts at this year's fair grew tremendously when the announcement came down as to who will be performing -- Josh Turner and Nelly!

Josh Turner ... just hit, after hit, after hit.  He'll be there Sept. 20. And rapper Nelly will be there Sept. 21. I grew up listening to Nelly's music. I had the opportunity to see him when he opened for Florida Georgia Line a couple of years ago at the White River Amphitheater. I didn't know what to expect, so I showed up part way through his performance ... I wish I hadn't. It was such a great show!

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday morning.