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AV Fair & Alfalfa Festival saturday night concert announced

Organizers of the Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival proudly announce award-winning American country singer, Chris Young as the headliner artist for one of three live concert events scheduled for the 2022 “What A Ride” 8-day fair.

Young will take the stage Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Arena. Opening act for the popular country singer will be Kat & Alex.

Young has become a pillar in the country music genre with his distinctive baritone and memorable storytelling. He is known in the music industry as a traditionalist who continues to push the genre forward with modern production. Since signing his record deal with RCA Nashville at the age of 20, the multi-platinum artist has become one of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade. The multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville global entertainer has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, over 5 billion on-demand streams, 13 million singles sold, 12 career No. 1 singles, 24 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi- Platinum certified projects and numerous ACM, AMA, CMA and Grammy nominations, as well as wins for Performance of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards. These accomplishments and more landed him in the Top 20 of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade.

Opening for Young is husband and wife duo Kat & Alex, who embody classic country stylings and values. The Nashville-based duo also rewrites the rules all together with a Latin twist. The pair shake up country with a full- bodied soulful delivery, engaging live instrumentation and bilingual lyrics, introducing themselves as Nashville’s most compelling outliers. In 2021 the couple tied the knot, made their Grand Ole Opry debut and released several new tracks to critical acclaim, including “Heartbreak Tour,” which The New York Times dubbed as, “an earnest power country slow-burner.” Named a 2022 Artist to Watch by Sounds Like Nashville and Country Now, as well as a CMT “Listen Up” artist, the duo is set to make waves this year with their scorching signature style while resolutely representing Hispanic culture in country music with a sound that’s rich and soulful with velvet harmonies, pop-like vocal riffs and hooky lyrics.

Antelope Valley Fair Association President, Drew Mercy said, “As everyone knows, it’s been three years since we’ve been able to host our iconic AV Fair & Alfalfa Festival, and we are thrilled to be back. Having the opportunity to host one of the most popular country stars – Chris Young, and up-and-coming artists Kat & Alex is only made possible by the tremendous generosity of the City of Lancaster. Our partnership with the city and collaborative commitment to provide folks an opportunity to attend a high-caliber country concert at affordable pricing are invaluable. We are thankful to all of our sponsors, community partners, and hundreds of volunteers. Together, this community is creating lifetime memories that honor our valley’s past and celebrates our future.”

The opening night concert for the 2022 AV Fair, “What A Ride!,” will be announced in the next few weeks. Complete ticket information and Fair details are available at avfair.com. The Chris Young/Kat & Alex concert is made possible by the City of Lancaster. Pre-sale discounted general admission tickets are on sale now. Fair fans are encouraged to purchase concert tickets early, as there is limited concert seating for Gold Circle and General Admission Floor tickets.

About the AV Fair & Event Center

The AV Fair & Event Center is a well-managed, safe, multi-purpose, year-round facility that meets the diverse educational and entertainment needs of the residents throughout the region. We are committed to preserving and caring for our agricultural heritage while fostering new cultural traditions through innovation, education, creating opportunities and lifelong memories for all. Learn more at http://www.avfair.com.