Country’s Jake Owen to perform at Quillen Arena

Country singer Jake Owen will perform at Delaware State Fair’s Quillen Arena in Harrington on Sept. 13. Tickets go on sale Friday. (Submitted photo)

HARRINGTON — Country music star Jake Owen will play the Delaware State Fair’s Quillen Arena Sept. 13, fair officials announced Wednesday evening.

The ACM Award-nominated singer/songwriter’s current Top 10 single is “Down To The Honkytonk.” That follows Mr. Owen’s seventh career No. 1 hit, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).” Both are off his latest album “Greetings from Jake,” which was released in March.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Australian country-pop duo Seaforth will take the stage at 7.

Playing a Downstate Delaware show seems to be an annual event for Mr. Owen, as he performed at Milton’s Hudson Fields in 2018, Dewey Beach’s Bottle & Cork nightclub in 2017 and the Delaware State Fair in 2016.

The Quillen Arena, known informally as “The Q,” is covered, taking on more of a festival look and feel with food trucks and beer gardens. The Q also features festival-style seating configurations with general admission sections in the surrounding bleachers, reserved seating in the floor area and a standing-only pit in front of the stage.

Pit tickets are $75, floor reserved seating is $45 and general admission bleachers tickets are $40. Prices do not include service fees.

Tickets will go on sale Friday at noon and can be purchased online at www.delawarestatefair.com, or by calling eTix at 1-800-514-3849.

This will be the second concert held at the Quillen Arena in the last two years. Country singer Kane Brown performed to a sold-out crowd in June 2018 for the inaugural show.

Tickets for Delaware State Fair concerts are still available. They include shows with Sugarland, Dan+Shay, Reba McIntire, Gladys Knight, Brantley Gilbert, Brothers Osbourne, Bethel Music and ventriloquist Darci Lynne. The 100th edition of the fair runs July 18-27.

Tickets are also on sale for Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa, who will perform at the fair’s M&T Grandstand on Sept. 1.

The fairgrounds are located at 18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington. For tickets or more information, visit www.delawarestatefair.com.

Reach features editor Craig Horleman at chorl@newszap.com

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