The Big Sky Country State Fair started with an excited crowd, lots of adult beverages, and two incredible performances, and it was perfect.

Last night, Andersen Arena at the Big Sky Country State Fair was host to a sold-out crowd of over 5,000 screaming fans ready for their first big concert of 2021 and the first big show since the COVID-19 shutdown. People have been looking forward to this concert for months since they announced it.

Before Carly Pearce came out I was on the stage to pump up the crowd and I honestly didn't have to do too much. Every person I saw was wide-eyed and excited to see live music. When I was done pumping up the crowd, country star Carly Pearce came out to perform to start the show. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect but she blew my mind.  She was interactive with the crowd and even played a Shania Twain song to get everyone singing along.

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Carly Pearce played for a solid hour and then about twenty minutes later came out the headliner and everyone went nuts. Hip hop icon Nelly came out to the crowd roaring and singing every word to his songs. Nelly played all of his huge hits and even played some of his new songs and everyone was dancing from the arena crowd to the stands. I enjoyed watching Nelly from afar because I wanted to stay close to the beer tent so I could take advantage of the low lines. Throughout the night you could see smiles and laughter and happiness. It was wonderful.

I felt honored that not only was the first concert of the Big Sky Country State Fair I was directly involved and I couldn't be happier on the success of the concert. Hopefully, this will give the fair confidence in booking more concerts like this in the future because last night was one-of-a-kind.

Thank you to everyone coming out and supporting this concert. You are the best!

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