By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Washakie County Fair to feature full roster of music


June 13, 2018


Arterial Drive willbring their unique sound to the Washakie County Fair on August 2.

WORLAND – Visitors to the 2018 Washakie County Fair will be treated to live music every night of the four-day event, with final bands announced on Tuesday.

During a special meeting in March, the Washakie County Fair Board, after hearing from a Montana-based music promoter, unanimously approved a proposal to pay $10,400 for four nights of music, totaling 20 hours, during the 2018 county fair.

After meeting with music promoter and musician Daniel Kosel, the board decided to listen to his offer to promote the fair to musicians and create a roster of talent to perform.

The fair will feature opening-act performances from four local bands, along with headline bands Band of Drifters, Rattlesnake Ridge, and Arterial Drive. Kosel's band, David Kosel & The Crue, will headline the Friday night show, after the annual rodeo.

Opening acts include Tom Walker, Drones Over

Yellowstone, Jarret Kostrba and Lacy Nelson.

Following Monday's pig wrestling, music may be the only source of evening entertainment during the week leading up to the Saturday-night rodeo, as the fair board has had difficulty finding a carnival contractor.

Originally, the board envisioned Ned Ledoux, the son of the late musician Chris Ledoux, to play at the event, to help offset the annual rodeo and other entertainment. After reviewing Ledoux's requested $17,000 one-night fee, plus the addition of a provided sound system, lights and a 20 x 40 foot stage, it was declared that the board would seek other entertainment in the months leading up to the late July, early August event.

Exact times for performers are:

Tuesday, July 31

6-7:30 p.m. Tom Walker

8-11 p.m. Band of Drifters

Wednesday, August 1

6-7:30 p.m. Drones Over Yellowstone

8-11 p.m. Rattlesnake Ridge

Thursday, August 2

6-7:30 p.m. Jarret Kostrba

8-11 p.m. Arterial Drive

Friday, August 3

6-7:30 p.m. Lacey Nelson

8-11 p.m. Daniel Kosel & The Crue


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