We knew there would be red-hot demand for tickets to see Lainey Wilson at the 2024 Great Jones County Fair. Then the CMA Awards happened and things became downright scorching.

Wilson, the CMA Awards top nominee each of the last two years, won five trophies last Wednesday night. That was just two days before the public on sale for her show in Monticello next summer.

The 57th Annual CMA Awards - Press Room
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Thursday's KHAK-exclusive presale for Lainey sold out quickly. The public on sale was last Friday and by Saturday morning, tickets were in short supply. Monday afternoon, fair manager Lucas Gobeli shared the news with us that all the tickets they could sell now are gone.

Great Jones County Fair
Great Jones County Fair

As with all concerts, some additional tickets are likely to become available the day of the show, or slightly before. Be listening the week of the concert to grab those.

There's another very important thing to remember when it comes to concerts at the Great Jones County Fair. Even when track, amphitheater, and hillside bleacher tickets are gone, as they are for this show, you can still see concerts from the grassy hillsides on each side of the amphitheater. Those areas are accessible with fair admission.

We still have plenty of track tickets for Lainey Wilson and Jackson Dean to give away leading up to the July 18 show, including a 4-pack below. Good luck!

One other HUGE thing to note: We'll announce another big country show at the 2024 Great Jones County Fair on Monday, December 11 at 7:20 a.m. We know it's a long way off, so set the alarm on your phone now.

*Contest ends Sunday, November 26 at 11:59 p.m. Winner announced on Monday, November 27.

Lainey Wilson Shatters Record at New York State Fair

Before last night, when we last saw country star Lainey Wilson in Upstate New York, she was an "opener" on the Morgan Wallen show last July at SPAC. Wilson had a few big hits under her cowgirl belt at the time, but she was nowhere near the superstar she is just one year later.

While on tour with MW last summer, she wasn't even the "main" opening act, that spot was reserved for Hardy.
Needless to say, since then her rise has been meteoric.

With a starring role on the hit TV show Yellowstone, smash hits "Wait in the Truck" with Hardy, and "Heart Like a Truck", TV commercials, viral TikToks, and a new album, it's no wonder the breakout artist of 2022 is slaying it 2023!

On Wednesday, the bell bottom-wearin', country song beltin' superstar smashed the attendance record at the Great New York State Fair, Lainey Wilson drew 53,200 people, shattering the attendance record for a state fair concert. The previous high was 43,000 set by Nelly at last year's fair.

Ahead of Thursday night's show with Eric Church at SPAC, our fantastic resident photographer Claude Sawyer snapped these images of Wilson during her record-setting performance in Syracuse. Enjoy!

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

GNA's Hotshots: Eric Church & Lainey Wilson at SPAC August 24, 2023

Gallery Credit: Claude Sawyer

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