The diverse talent lineup booked by AEG Live at this year’s Puyallup Fair and Columbia Bank concert series in Puyallup, WA, from September 5-21, generated the highest revenue ever for the fair. Ticket sales tallied more than $2.1 million in gross revenue.
The 2008 Puyallup Fair featured several sold-out shows, including performances from Kid Rock and Carrie Underwood, as well as packed crowds for Chris Cagle, Fergie, and Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman.
Also on the fair’s concert bill were The Black Crowes; Sara Evans with Josh Gracin; Varsity Fanclub, Prima J, Jordan Pruitt and Clique Girlz; Ronnie Milsap; Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; Al Jarreau and The Manhattan Transfer; and Doodlebops Live!
Since AEG Live began booking entertainment for the Puyallup Fair last year, the concert series has seen a significant increase in ticket revenues.
“As one of the largest concert promoters in the world, AEG Live is proud to be able to provide some of the best talent in the business,” said Alex Kochan, vice president of AEG Live’s northwest regional office, in a statement. “This year’s success has demonstrated the positive impact that AEG Live’s partnership with the Puyallup Fair has continued to hold on the grandstand concert series.”