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Award-Winning Christian Artists Perform at Kansas State Fair September 13


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Renowned Christian artist and songwriter Matthew West will perform at the Kansas State Fair on Wednesday, September 13.  He’ll be joined by up-and-coming Christian artist Anne Wilson.  ​

Matthew West is a prolific artist, scoring 25 number-one hits. He’s a five-time Grammy Award nominee and is the reigning Nashville Songwriters Association International Songwriter-Artist of the Year (putting him in the company of previous winners that include Luke Combs, Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan). His win makes him the first Christian artist to take home the honor in 20 years. In 2022, he won his fifth ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Christian Songwriter of the Year award and earned Song of the Year for “My Jesus,” which he co-wrote with Anne Wilson and Jeff Pardo. ​

Anne Wilson will open for West, bringing her unique transcendent vocals, and down-to-Earth storytelling style. This Lexington, Kentucky native mixes the heart of contemporary Christian music with the sound of Country. Her 2021 debut single, “My Jesus,” became a GOLD-certified No.1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart. Wilson is currently nominated for a Grammy Award for her 2022 debut album My Jesus, has won two GMA (Gospel Music Association) Dove Awards and two K-LOVE Fan Awards, while also scoring a coveted American Music Award nomination. ​

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Friday, April 7 at

The show will be Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. ​

Ticket Options:​
Reserved seating on the Floor is $70 and the Grandstand is $60/$40.  ​

There are several options for an upgraded Grandstand experience:​

Metal & Soul Patio​
Get all your friends close to the stage! Reserve a table on our Metal & Soul Patio to enjoy the show from a private table that seats six. Each table is $600.​

Metal & Soul Patio with VIP Experience​
Want the ultimate VIP treatment? In addition to a reserved table for six on the Metal & Soul Patio, this package provides three beverage coupons per person, complimentary food within the VIP seating area prior to the show, 2 VIP parking passes, and early entrance to the Grandstand. Each table with a VIP experience is $750.​

NOTE: Each grandstand ticket will also include a gate admission scan. Tickets will be valid on the date of the event only. Some exclusions apply. Visit to learn more.​

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (620) 669-3618. ​

2023 Kansas State Fair Nex-Tech Grandstand Acts (so far!):​

  • Friday, Sept. 8 – NEEDTOBREATHE​
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 – Carly Pearce with Megan Moroney​
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 – Matthew West with Anne Wilson

The Nex-Tech Grandstand is sponsored by Nex-Tech Wireless and Nex-Tech.


The 2023 Kansas State Fair will be September 8-17 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Proudly the largest gathering of Kansans each year, the Fair celebrates all the things beloved about the state: agriculture, education, entertainment, and more. For more information, and to learn about 2023 Fair offerings, visit​