WEST FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Valley Fair has announced that Jackson Michelson will return to the Fair and open up for Sawyer Brown on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

It’s been a wild ride for the man who grew up in the “Grass Seed Capital of the World,” listening to the diverse sounds of his mother’s favorite country songs and his Dad’s soul records. Songs like “The Good Life,” which has since become a popular track on SiriusXM radio, helped spread Michelson’s music to new fans across the country. Most of the grunt work, though, was done on the road, where Michelson delivered more than 100 shows per year. He opened for artists like Lee Brice, Blake Shelton and Frankie Ballard, earning new fans along the way. To him, those fans were everything. They were his muse, his support system, his champions. Crowd interaction became a crucial part of every Jackson Michelson show, and he always ended each gig the same way: by meeting fans, shaking hands and becoming friends with those who enjoyed his music.

Now, with a record deal under his belt, Michelson is prepping for the next phase of his career. There are new shows to play, new songs to be written and new opportunities to explore. But he’s still the boy from Corvallis, happy to sing about “The Good Life” — a life he’s built himself, show by show and song by song — to an audience that continues to grow.

The Red River Valley Fair will take place from Tuesday, July 10th – Sunday, July 15th at the fairgrounds in West Fargo. All grandstand shows are free with your paid gate admission. Mega Ride passes are available for purchase online or at the Fair office. Mega Ride passes are just $70 and are available at local Petro Serve USA locations, online and at the Fair office. Mega Ride passes include gate admission, unlimited carnival rides and grandstand shows.

Back this year are Daily Ride Passes. These will be available to purchase online or at the Fair office for only $30 which includes your gate admission and unlimited carnival rides for one day of the Fair. Daily Ride Passes and are available at local Petro Serve USA locations, online and at the Fair office.

Learn more about the Red River Valley Fair lineup, ticket prices, entertainment, events and activities online at redrivervalleyfair.com.