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Benton County Fair & Rodeo Proudly Presents 2023 Main Stage Line-up! (Photo) - 05/24/23

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Benton County Fair & Rodeo has released its concert lineup and shows that are free with fair admission:

  • Wednesday, August 2
    • 6:30 p.m. Radical Revolution
    • 8:30 p.m.  Radical Revolution
  • Thursday, August 3
    • 7:00 p.m.  Remedy
    • 8:30 p.m.  Chayce Beckham
  • Friday, August 4
    • 7:00 p.m.  Kurt Van Meter
    • 8:30 p.m.  LANCO
  • Saturday, August 5
    • 7:00 p.m.  Back in Black – ACDC Tribute
    • 8:30 p.m.  Mr Speed – Kiss Tribute

The Main Stage is sponsored by Pioneer Connect.

Concerts and rodeos are free with paid admission to the fair. Seating in the outdoor venue is first come, first serve. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music under the stars.   

Fair tickets go on sale June 1st! Visit for up-to-date information regarding fair schedules and ticketing, or call 541-766-6521.

Here is more information about this year’s Main Stage Line-up:


Radical Revolution: Get ready to party and dance! Radical Revolution is a 6-piece 80’s tribute band packing a huge variety of 80’s hits (Whitney Houston, Rick Springfield, Madonna, A-Ha, Def Leppard, Go-Go’s, Kenny Loggins, Erasure, and WAY more!). The band features both female and male lead vocals, fat keyboards, blistering guitars, thumping bass, and big 80’s drums to keep everyone dancing from start to finish! Known for their high energy shows &  ‘good times’ vibe, Radical Revolution lives up to their motto with every performance: "We rock, we love to rock, and people love rockin’ with us!"


Chayce Beckham: American Idol winner and “Artist to Watch” (Country Now, Country Swag, Music Mayhem Magazine, Sounds Like Nashville) Chayce Beckham is “no doubt a force to be reckoned with, while proving he will leave a scorching mark on the Country music genre for years to come” (PopCulture). “One of the most buzzed-about newcomers in Country music today” (Parade), Beckham’s debut EP Doin’ It Right skyrocketed to No. 1 on iTunes All Genres and Country Charts and received critical acclaim from E! News!, Billboard, People, CMT, PopCulture, Sweety High and more. The first to ever win the competition show with an original song, his semi-autobiographical, self-written track “23” instantly shot to the top of numerous viral charts. Now climbing the charts at Country radio, Beckham’s “23” resonated so deeply with fans that it has continuously banked over 1 million on-demand streams per week since its 2021 release, amassing over 203 million thus far. A triple threat artist, Beckham is an incredibly captivating performer, powerhouse vocalist and talented songwriter who will join Country superstar Luke Bryan on his 2023 Country On tour this summer. The “rising Country star” (Country Now), whose voice Katy Perry said sounds “like the heart of America,” went from working as a fork-lift driver to winning American Idol to appearing on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel, and Live with Kelly & Ryan to becoming a truly prolific songwriter in the room with some of Nashville’s best. Recognized as one of 10 new Country artists “destined for killer careers” (Country Swag),  the “full-fledged Country star” (CMT) is “one of the best new Country artists to watch for” (PopCulture).  

Opening for Chayce Beckham is REMEDY, a 5 piece high energy rock performance band, playing the best dance songs from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Get ready to dance to a jukebox of great memories!


LANCO: Multi-Platinum selling band LANCO continues to forge new territory after the roots-frontier explorers and live-performance junkies broke out with the 2x Platinum multi-week No. One hit “Greatest Love Story." Creating a heartland rocker for a new generation, the band followed up with the Billboard Country Albums chart topper HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, marking the first Country group to earn a No. One debut in a decade. Additionally LANCO garnered another PLATINUM certified hit with "Born To Love You", before the launch of their new anthemic HONKY-TONK HIPPIES EP, which was self-produced by the band, with each track penned by at least two members. The group traveled to the iconic Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL to record the new music, absorbing its heart-pounding and soul-shaking influence. Now set to release five new tracks fit perfectly for the road. New music from the ACM “New Group of the Year” follows multiple nominations from the CMT, CMA, ACM, AMA and iHeartAwards, while Lancaster became the first member of a group to win NSAI’s “Songwriter/Artist of the Year” award. As LANCO continues to "bring the full-band sound back to Country" (Newsday) the five-man band will build off their deep-rooted connection with fans on their headlining HONKY-TONK HIPPIES TOUR. For more information on LANCO visit

Opening for LANCO is rising county music star Kurt Van Meter. Kurt’s story is that of true American folklore. From an early age riding shotgun in his Dad’s pick up in Southern Oregon, to his football career at Oregon State University, to his stint as a Law Enforcement Officer, to his days riding bulls and listening to the all-time great country artists like Kenny Rogers, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and even Box Car Willie while working the fields.... Kurt Van Meter doesn’t just sing about country music ideals — he has lived them.


Mr. Speed: KISS' career has now spanned 50 years...daring, reaching, uncompromising and evolving to be who they are writing their own story in rock history. That story has many pages and chapters to which fans around the world have rallied and cited as the soundtrack to their own lives, including the four of us.

MR.SPEED is writing yet another chapter in its story as well introducing a new character after two and a half decades by unveiling "The Fox" Eric Carr on the drums. We have always done what we've wanted to do, ignoring popular opinion and giving the fans what we ourselves expect from a KISS style show to the best of our abilities.

Like KISS we are not afraid of change or taking risks and most certainly shying away from giving our very best. Doing the same thing year after year is not appealing to us as a band and as fans and we're excited about the double-bass rhythm that will now be driving the collection of KISS classics that we perform live which will enable us to share a seldom seen era of the band to KISS fans the world over.

With the utmost respect we thank KISS. For creating something that gave us a purpose as individuals and for allowing us to share it with others as a KISS Tribute Band and in some small way acknowledging that our imitation is meant from the heart and that we're honored to stand in their shadow.


Back in Black: The "True AC/DC Experience" performed by BACK IN BLACK has been touring the United States since 1990, entertaining audiences with AC/DC'S music old and new.

Armed with an impressive song list of over 80 songs you are sure to be pleased. The high energy live show, professional sound and production, and exact song replication will surely leave you wanting more.

BACK IN BLACK is the TRUE AC/DC EXPERIENCE! There is no substitute.


Benton County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring and employment practices. This document is available in alternative formats and languages upon request. Please contact Cory Grogan at 541-745-4468 or

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