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Sep 05 , 2020

BIG & RICH with Joe Diffie - Van Wert LIVE Concert @ The Grandstand

It's a LIVE party on stage with Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister!

TICKETS: $35 - $75 


No coolers are permitted. Alcohol will be sold within the Grandstand from the Van Wert County Agricultural Society.


BIG $ RICH with JOE DIFFIE will take the stage at The Grandstand during the Van Wert County Fair! This VAN WERT LIVE event will be a memorable Labor Day Weekend feature with Country’s Big Time Party Band BIG$RICH and Country icon, Joe Diffie. Add Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister into the mix and the good times keep flowing hit after hit after hit!

Big & Rich are America's Technicolor cowboys, brothers-in-arms in service to the creed that great music has no boundaries. Individually, John and Big Kenny are first-rate musicians, songwriters, producers, entertainers—and now the creative force behind their own label imprint, Big & Rich Records. Together, they are one of the most truly original musical forces ever unleashed on a welcoming world. Big & Rich have made a career of being relatable and musically relevant since exploding into the public consciousness in 2003 as the rarest of breeds— true country music game changers. With 2004’s triple-platinum “Horse of a Different Color,” they were able to tap into the best strands of a wide spectrum of popular music, filter them through their pens and voices and produce a sound that is instantly recognizable, if not The best.

HITS: Save A Horse, Holy Water, Comin' To Your City,  Lost In This Moment, Run Away With You, 8th of November and many more.

Joe Diffie songs capture what was undeniably fun about mainstream country music in the ‘90s, but it’s his stage presence that makes him legendary. The Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy winner has lived the full creative cycle of a veteran country singer. With notable Hits including Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die,) Ships That Don’t Come In, Pickup Man,  John Deere Green, Bigger Than The Beatles, Third Rock From The Sun, Honky Tonk Attitude, and Just A Regular Joe, just to name a few.

Diffie's greatest hits aged well, allowing him to be a nostalgic choice for long-time country music fans and a worthwhile discovery for anyone curious about Jason Aldean's guitar heroes -- a journey that leads to party boy anthem I'm Love With a Capital ‘U’.

Get to know these guys in their own words:

JOHN RICH: “In the pursuit of the American Dream, if you want something, think hard, work hard, and go after it. There’s no guarantee you’re going to get it, but the fact you’re allowed to pursue it is where you should find your happiness.” 

BIG KENNY: “I want to be a fun and entertaining positive voice and entity in my community, in my country, and in the world. I hope people know that those are the things that are important to me. And when they leave a Big & Rich concert, they should feel like they’ve just witnessed the greatest show on earth.”

JOE DIFFIE: “The best advice I ever got was from my dad,” Diffie recalls with a smile. “He said, ‘If you don’t have a goal, you don’t have anything to shoot at. Do something every day towards your music. Write a song or play your guitar.’ I took that to heart and made sure I did something every day whether it was big or little. I remember getting out of bed one time because I had forgotten to do something towards my music. I actually got up, got my guitar and played for a few minutes and then went back to bed. I feel like that had something to do with the success that I’ve managed to achieve. I think it would apply in anything. I lived, breathed, ate and slept music all the time. I was so obsessed with it.”

$75  PARTY PIT TRACK - Standing Only

$62  TRACK WINGS LEFT & RIGHT - Standing, Lawn Chairs or Blankets

$65  BOX SEATS - Limited Seating Front Of Grandstand - Covered




This is a Rain or Shine Event. No Refunds for inclement weather or event cancellation.



Performance Schedule

  • Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:30 PM Cal +


Immediate access parking is FREE at the Niswonger. Lots are located to the North and South of the venue. Handicap parking is available to the East of the facility immediately outside of the main entrance.


All areas of the Niswonger and certain seating areas are accessible by wheelchair. Please notify the Box Office (419-238-NPAC) at the time of ticket purchase so that a platform for companion seating is reserved. Please ask the ushers for assistance to be seated. All entrances from the parking lots have ramps and are at sidewalk level. A wheelchair-accessible elevator serves both levels of the Niswonger providing both the lower and upper lobby and auditorium. All restroom facilities offer handicap accessibility and a larger family restroom is available on the upper lobby level. There are a limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces available in the front of the facility and in both the North and South campus parking lots. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Niswonger also has assisted listening devices provided by the Van Wert Service Club. Please contact the Box Office for details: 419-238-NPAC.

Alert the Facilities Manager of any special considerations. The Niswonger Staff is ready to assist with entry to and from the show. Please contact the Box Office in advance at 419-238-6722 or [email protected].

Group Sales

Advanced event ticketing, a 10% discount and a driver comp ticket are available for groups of 10 or more. Arrangements must be made through Jerry Beard, Box Office Manager, 419-238-6722 or [email protected].

Electronic Devices & Camera Policy

Please or silence all electronic devices when the house lights go down for the performance. We welcome you to access social media to share your experience during intermission or after the performance. The use of cameras, audio recording devices and video recording devices is prohibited at performances at the INB PAC. The use of professional lenses and flash photography is strictly prohibited. Flash photography may distract the performer and cause injury.

Age Restrictions

There are no age restrictions for this family show. Children three and under are granted admission without a ticket so long as they are held by an adult ticket-holder. The VWAPAF reserves the right to preclude the attendance of children under the age of 5 years determined by the nature of the performance. Guardians will be asked to remove their child/children if they cause disruptions for other ticket-holders during a performance.

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