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Thur. Aug 14: Foreigner at WV State Fair


One of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, Foreigner, is on tour and coming to the West Virginia State Fair. The band is traveling throughout the USA and Canada and will be departing from the west coast (Spokane, Washington to be exact) to perform for us on Thursday, August 14th at 8pm. Starting in October, they will tour internationally in the German cities of Bonn, Stuttgart, Munich, Nuremberg, Tuttlingen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and more. Beginning in the Spring 2015, they’ll be rocking out in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, and the Bahamas.

Originally formed in 1976, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. They have worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, including 37.5 million albums sold in the United States alone. They have ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits and are responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including their worldwide #1 hit, “I want to know what love is.” Other well-known songs are “First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say you will,” “Cold as Ice,” and “Hot Blooded.”

British born lead guitarist and Foreigner core founder, Mick Jones, is the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks, and multi-layered talents continue to escalate the band’s influence. In 2013, Jones was inducted to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. A Grammy and Golden Globe nominated songwriter, Jones is also a musician’s musician. He has written songs, “Bad Love” with Eric Clapton and “Dreamer” with Ozzy Osbourne. He’s also produced Billy Joel’s record, “Storm Frontland” and Van Halen’s “5150”. Other band members include lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson, multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbe, pianist Michael Bluestein, self-taught guitarist Bruce Watson, and drummer Chris Frazier.

While you’re at the fair, don’t miss out on other talented artist. Here’s the music line-up!

Little Big Town performs Friday, August 8th at 8pm.
Chris Tomlin hits the stage on Saturday, Aug 9th at 8pm.
The fair welcomes two groups on Sunday, August 10th with McClain with China Anne McClain at 2pm and American Pride at 7pm. Both of these shows are free.
See The Tams on Monday, August 11th at 7:30pm.
Don’t miss Scotty McCreery on Tuesday, Aug 12th at 8pm.
Support “Homegrown Night” with Wyatt Turner and Colton Pack on Wednesday, Aug 13th at 7:30pm.
Foreigner rocks out on Thursday, Aug 14th at 8pm.
Four time Grammy Nominated artist Hunter Hayes performs with Sam Hunt on Friday, Aug 15th at 8pm
Buckin B’ Bull Ride and The Swon Brothers will entertain the crowd on Saturday, August 16th at 7pm.

All concert tickets are on sale now for the WV State Fair. To purchase tickets and/or for more information on happenings at the fair, visit For more info on Foreigner, visit

– LBSPY 56 (July 28-Aug 25, 2014)

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HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.