In Concert Godsmack

With Special Guest Pop Evil

The headliners of the Jackson County Fair need to be big, and they don’t get much bigger than this – Godsmack! The alternative metal and hard rock group is coming to perform on Sunday, August 5th, 2013 with Special Guest Pop Evil.


In February of 1995, after being behind the drums for more than 23 years, Sully Erna decided to start a new band. It was only a matter of time before he realized he needed to take charge and step out from behind the kit to front the band himself.  One year and a couple of member changes later Godsmack was born. Sully Erna, Robbie Merrill and Tony Rombola hit the studio and recorded their first CD titled ‘All Wound Up’.

Godsmack has released five studio albums, one EP, four DVD’s, one compilation album and one live album. They have had three consecutive number-one albums on the Billboard 200, including 20 top ten rock hits, 15 songs in the top 10. The band has sold over 20 million records and is now composed of Sully Erna, Tony Rombola, Robbie Merrill and Shannon Larkin.

This is your chance to see Godsmack live at Jackson County Fair! Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 13th at 10 a.m. online at, charged by phone at 800-585-3737, in person at the Jackson County Fair Box Office or by calling the box office at (517) 788-4405.

Pop Evil

Local rock favorites Pop Evil are taking Mid-Michigan by storm at the Jackson County Fair on Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Starting in Michigan in the midst of the nation’s economic downturn, the band knows about hard work and perseverance. Following the re-release of their first record in 2008 Pop Evil hasn’t quit. They have fought to gain their strong following through hundreds of shows, only taking time off to record their newest albums. Frontman Leigh Kakaty says, “We’re just a good old-fashioned Midwestern band that believes in grassroots and doing it from the ground up. We’re the same band that’ll rock your face with some heavy metal riffs then bring out the acoustic guitar and play some ballads.”

“Pop” speaks for the band’s meaningful hooks and relatable choruses while “Evil” characterizes the gritty, aggressive side of the group. While touring with Papa Roach and Judas Priest they earned one of Spin Magazine’s “Top 10 Best Moments of Rock on the Range” in which they took their old contract and ripped it to shreds in front of tens of thousands of rock fans to symbolize their new start.

Don’t miss your chance to see Pop Evil live at Jackson County Fair! TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE and can be purchased online at, charged by phone at 800-585-3737, in person at the Jackson County Fair Box Office or by calling the box office at (517) 788-4405.

Show details

  • Date: August 5, 2013
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Place: Jackson County Fair Grandstand
  • Price: $29 – $47

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Be sure to review the Grandstand Seat Map before making a ticket purchase. NOTE: Tickets include $3 gate admission