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Christian music acts coming to NW Washington Fair in Lynden

Skillet, a Dove Award-winning Christian rock band, will headline a double bill with Colton Dixon  on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Tickets for the show will go on sale Wednesday, April 15.
Skillet, a Dove Award-winning Christian rock band, will headline a double bill with Colton Dixon on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Tickets for the show will go on sale Wednesday, April 15. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Two Christian acts are the first announced for the entertainment lineup at the 2015 Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.

Skillet and special guest Colton Dixon will perform Aug. 20 at the fair. Tickets for this double bill are $25 for reserved grandstand seats and $35 for preferred seats. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 15 at nwwafair.com. They also will be available then at the fair office, 1775 Front St. in Lynden, and by phone at 877-699-3247.

The Skillet performance is the first grandstand show announced for this year’s fair, held Aug. 17-22. Other grandstand shows will be announced later this spring.

Skillet won Rock Album of the Year for “Rise” and Rock Song of the Year for “Not Gonna Die” at the 2014 Dove Awards, presented by the the Gospel Music Association. Its previous album, “Awake,” reached certified platinum status with track sales of nearly 4 million.

Colton Dixon’s 2013 debut, “A Messenger,” was the top-seller by a new Christian artist that same year after Dixon’s seventh-place finish on Season 11 of “American Idol.” He toured with Third Day, TobyMac and Josh Wilson.

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