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Brett Kissel to perform at Richmond Fairgrounds Sept. 19

Brett Kissel, shown performing in Kingston last year, will be performing a drive-in convert at the Richmond Fairgrounds Sept. 19. photo

Richmond Agricultural Society Announces First Ever Drive-In Country Music Concert with Canadian Country Star

This year’s Richmond Fair may have been cancelled, but there will still be some great entertainment at the Fairground next month.

The Richmond Agricultural Society is proud to announce ‘Ottawa’s Night-Out’ Drive-In Style featuring Brett Kissel, on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The show will take place at the Richmond Fairgrounds, on the Caivan Stage at 8:30pm.

Tickets for the show went on sale Friday at Passes for the performances are $180 for general admission parking for max number of seatbelts per vehicle, and $200 for reserved premium parking.

Brett Kissel is constantly exploring new ideas, while never forgetting what he does best. It’s an approach that has propelled him to the top of Canadian country music, with two Gold certified albums, a Platinum and eight Gold singles and 15 top-10 radio hits to his credit. 2019 was his biggest year yet, winning the JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year and earning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Fans’ Choice Award, following a record-breaking 112-date tour that reached every single province and territory. The Canadian Press crowned him “The New King of Canadian Country.”

Although some artists might see these accomplishments as a cue to hit cruise control, for this proud husband and father of three, it has only added fuel to his fire to give his audiences more, and to expand his musical vision. That’s precisely what he’s done on his latest album, “Now Or Never.”

“I’m so excited to bring this drive-in concert to the Richmond Fairgrounds,” Kissel said “We’ve proven that the appetite for live music is strong, and my fans miss concerts just as much as I do!  It feels so good to announce a performance at one of Canada’s greatest fairs. I have a lot of great memories in the Ottawa area, and a lot of great memories in Richmond. So, even though we need to keep everyone apart, I know that this drive-in show will still be a great way to bring everyone together.”

The Richmond Agricultural Society will be following Ottawa Public Health guidelines to ensure the safety of fans, including physical distancing between vehicles.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brett Kissel to Richmond for ‘Ottawa’s Night Out’ Drive -In Style Show,” said Rob Parks, President Richmond Agricultural Society. “The success of our Drive-In style show will show us that our community is excited about unique experiences to come together.” Brett’s drive-in concerts in Edmonton, Regina and Saskatoon all sold out, and we are excited to bring this country star to Richmond again.”