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The Sioux Empire Fair is proud to welcome 38 SPECIAL to the Sioux Empire Fair on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The show is FREE with paid fair admission on the Billion Automotive Main Stage! Fair admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 - 12, and free for children ages 5 and under. Pit Passes for the concert can be purchased and go on sale Tuesday, July 5th online only at www.SiouxEmpireFair.com
After more than four decades, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. At each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance.
Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.
With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more – Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.
For 38 Special onstage, it is a celebration of camaraderie and brotherhood, a precision unit bringing the dedication and honesty to a long history of classic songs, as well as surprisingly fresh new material.
Since 1976, the band has released more than 15 albums. And from the start, they’ve toured relentlessly, bringing their signature brand of ‘muscle and melody’ to fans worldwide.
It is that steely determination that lives on in the hearts of these ‘Wild-Eyed Southern Boys.'
to American Scarecrows’ music feels like late nights spent with your friends in
hopeful revels, reflective pangs, and vulnerable heart-to-hearts. The
Minneapolis trio-singer-songwriter Seth Davin on guitar backed by the rhythm
section of Allen Maier on drums and Matthew Broadbent providing the low end –
matches their storytelling with an indie-pop sensibility, rounded out with
tastes of folk-rock, country, and Americana. Their straightforward pieces greet
listeners with evolved emotions and earnest solidarity. Bassist Broadbent spent
years touring with Somerset (Epitaph/Punknews Records), while Davin and Maier
logged many miles touring across each of the lower 48 as half of Dropping
Daylight (Sony/Octone). Now the band is reuniting after a three-year hiatus to
share the next chapter of their story with the Minnesota music scene and
This group only
makes considered moves and refuses to compromise their craft to fit general
one-size-fits-all models or modes. In a CityPages interview ahead of their last
album release, Davin simply stated “You can only be the artist that you are”
and this refreshing honesty and authenticity resound through their albums, Keep
Your Devils Around (2011) and Yesteryear (2014). The band is back with their
third LP entitled Drawing Little Pictures (2022). Fans of The Wallflowers, Band
of Horses, and The Jayhawks will definitely find a place on their playlists for
38 SPECIAL is FREE with paid fair admission on the Billion Automotive Main Stage! Fair admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 - 12, and free for children ages 5 and under. PIT Passes are $20+fees in advance per person, per event, and will be on sale Tuesday, July 5, online only, at SiouxEmpireFair.com. Tickets at the door are $25 per person, per event.