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Kesha kicks off MontanaFair Friday Aug. 13
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Kesha kicks off MontanaFair Friday Aug. 13

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Kesha opens the 2021 MontanaFair concert series Friday Aug. 13.

The 2021 MontanaFair concert series kicks off Friday Aug. 13 with singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress, Kesha, at First Interstate Arena at MontanaFair. Tickets go on sale Friday morning at MontanaFair.com.

Friday starts the nine-day run for the fair with Sneak-a-Peek night.

Kesha attracts a diverse, passionate, and socially-engaged global audience who believe in the messages behind her music, MetraPark said in a press release. Over her career, she has earned 10 Top 10 singles, over a billion views on YouTube, two number one albums, four number one songs at top 40 radio, and nearly 40 million followers across social media.

First Interstate Arena, known to many by its original "Metra" name, has hosted some of the best rock acts of all time since its completion in 1975. Here are just a few of the artists who played at Billings' arena near the release of Platinum-certified albums.

Kesha’s latest album 'High Road' was called a body of work “wise and wild in equal measure” (Billboard), that “electrifies from the inside out” (American Songwriter) and “strikes a believable balance between vulnerability and the bluster she made her name on” (Stereogum).

Her previous album 'Rainbow', called "an artistic feat" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best music of her career" by Rolling Stone, earned Kesha the first GRAMMY nominations of her career.

Kesha’s ventures outside of music include a top-rated TV program, an award winning film, a book, a cruise, and a cosmetics line.

As a songwriter she has penned her own music as well as songs for artists including Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, The Veronicas, and Miley Cyrus. Kesha is an animal rights crusader as the Humane Society International's first Global Ambassador and a passionate advocate for equality, being honored with the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. In 2016 she won Billboard's Women in Music Trailblazer Award and in 2018 she was named one of Time Magazine's Time 100, their list of the most influential people in the world.

Other MontanaFair acts previously announced by MetraPark are Cody Johnson on Saturday and Eli Young Band on Sunday.

MontanaFair is planned for Aug. 13-21 in Billings.

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