- August 30, 2017 • 7:00 pm
This wildly creative folk-rock foursome has a reputation for rule-breaking music like “Take It All Back,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in January. Mixing up twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock and roll, and the punch of pop, the band is also known for their fun, carefree, electrifying live shows.
Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply.
Please note there is no seating at this Concert.
One of Nashville’s most genre-bending bands, Judah & the Lion is described as wildly creative, with a reputation for rule-breaking music and a sound that belongs entirely to them.
“There’s no boundaries,” says front man Judah Akers, who shares the band’s lineup with drummer Spencer Cross, mandolin player Brian Macdonald, and banjo wiz Nate Zuercher.
Although audiences might have a hard time describing Judah & the Lion’s music, that hasn’t keep them from loving it. “Take It All Back,” the rollicking single off the foursome’s second full-length album, sat at No.1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in January. And Kids These Days, the band’s debut record, climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Folk Chart and No. 2 on the genre-wide Heatseekers chart after its release in September 2014.
Known for their fun, carefree, electrifying live shows, Judah & the Lion have built a large, loyal fan base on the road. The band is looking forward to their 2017 U.S. tours with Twenty One Pilots, Kaleo, Incubus and Jimmy Eat World, as well as worldwide headline dates later this year.
Concert ticket prices do not include Fair admission. Convenience fees apply. Babes-in-arms admitted for free; children aged 2 and up must have a ticket. During the Fair, concert tickets may also be purchased on the fairgrounds at the Borealis Box Office, adjacent to the Borealis Theatre.
The Borealis Theatre is an open-air theatre; shows take place rain or shine. Both entrance gates open approximately one hour prior to the show. Personal chairs, professional grade cameras, cameras with detachable lenses and recording devices are strictly prohibited.
There are 2 entry gates to the theatre; a “wet” gate directly into the alcohol consumption areas and a “dry” gate accessible by all ages. If you enter through the “dry” gate, you may cross into the “wet” area once you’re inside the theatre. To access any area with alcohol consumption, including entering through the “wet” gate, you must be 21 or over and present a valid photo ID, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and present a valid photo ID.
There are “wet” (alcohol consumption permitted) and “dry” (no alcohol) areas. To enter the “wet” area, you must be aged 21 or older and present a valid photo ID, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and present a valid photo ID. Wheelchair accessible seating areas are available in both the reserved and lawn areas. Some concerts have chairs in the reserved area. There are no chairs in the lawn area. Limited bleacher seating is available on the “wet” side of the lawn area. Please check each concert page for more information.