Joe Diffie county fair headliner

Joe Diffie, a country music artist known for hits like “Pickup Man” and “John Deere Green,” will play the Seward County Fair on Aug. 9.

Country music artist Joe Diffie will headline the Seward County Fair concert this year on Aug. 9. This marks the third year in a row a big name country act will headline the concert following John Michael Montgomery in 2017 and Blackhawk in 2018.

A Tulsa, Oklahoma, native and Grammy Award winner for Best Country Collaboration in 1998, Diffie has produced seven studio albums over a career spanning almost 30 years. He has produced five Billboard number-one singles including “Home,” “Third Rock from the Sun” and “Pickup Man,” which sat at number one for four weeks.

Diffie was on the shortlist for voting for the 2018 concert, so he had been on the Ag Society’s radar as a possible headliner.

“We’re just looking for something different every year and we thought this was a good fit based on the success of his last two concerts,” said Ag Society member Austin Schweitzer.

The concert will once again be held in the rodeo arena and will be open to all ages. The Ag Society is again hoping for a strong crowd.

“We’ve had 1,500 to 1,600 people the last two years, so hopefully we can get the same amount if not more to come out,” Schweitzer said.

Dylan Bloom, another popular country singer will open for Diffie. Tickets will be $20 and can be purchased on

The Seward County Fair will take place Aug. 8-11.

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