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‘Dynamic duo’: Rappers Lil’ Kim, Bow Wow round out Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo’s concert lineup

Rappers Lil' Kim, Bow Wow to perform Saturday night concert at Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo.
Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo
Rappers Lil' Kim, Bow Wow to perform Saturday night concert at Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo.

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Bi-Mart Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo presented by Indian Head Casino is excited to announce that Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil' Kim will be performing on Saturday, August 3, along with Bow Wow, as part of the fair's 104th anniversary celebration concert lineup.

Lil' Kim and Bow Wow join an already impressive lineup that includes The Fray, Yung Gravy, Billy Currington, and Banda Los Recoditos.

Fair Director Geoff Hinds shared his delight about Lil' Kim and Bow Wow's addition to the lineup, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Lil' Kim and Bow Wow to our 104th anniversary celebration. Lil' Kim's groundbreaking career, undeniable talent and iconic stage presence, combined with Bow Wow's incredible versatility and enduring success in the entertainment industry, will make Saturday night a truly unforgettable experience for our fairgoers. This dynamic duo is sure to deliver an electrifying performance that will be the highlight of our anniversary celebration."

Lil' Kim, a trailblazing artist who has made an indelible mark on the hip-hop industry, rose to fame in the late 1990s. Despite facing personal struggles and tragedies, Lil' Kim's resilience and talent have solidified her status as a pioneering figure in hip-hop. With three platinum albums and a critically acclaimed "5-mics" review from The Source magazine for her 2005 album "The Naked Truth," Lil' Kim has consistently pushed boundaries and broken barriers in a male-dominated industry.

Joining Lil' Kim on Saturday night’s lineup is the multi-talented entertainer Bow Wow. Discovered by Snoop Dogg at age 5, Bow Wow has made a lasting impact in the film, television, and music industry for nearly 25 years. He is the youngest solo rapper to hit No. 1 and has sold more than 10 million albums to date. Bow Wow's success extends beyond music, with notable roles in films such as "Like Mike," "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," and "Madea's Big Happy Family." He has also served as a host for BET's "106 & Park" and the executive producer and star of WeTv's hit show "Growing Up Hip Hop."

Lil' Kim's performance, alongside Bow Wow, rounds out an incredible week of entertainment, which includes:

- Wednesday, July 31st: The Fray

- Thursday, August 1st: Billy Currington

- Friday, August 2nd: Yung Gravy

- Saturday, August 3rd: Lil' Kim with Bow Wow

- Sunday, August 4th: Banda Los Recoditos with The Selena Experience as their opener

As a reminder, all concerts in the Kendall Toyota of Bend Summer Concert series are FREE with paid admission to the fair. The limited number of VIP tickets, starting at $10, provide access to a premium viewing section near the stage, a VIP-only bar, and other exclusive benefits. Due to high demand, fairgoers are encouraged to secure their VIP tickets early to enhance their concert experience.

In addition to the star-studded musical performances, the Bi-Mart Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo offers a wide array of exciting activities and attractions, including championship rodeo, carnival rides, animal exhibits, shopping, and a diverse selection of food vendors.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to celebrate the 104th anniversary of The Bi-Mart County Fair and Rodeo presented by Indian Head Casino with an unforgettable lineup of artists, including Lil' Kim, Bow Wow, The Fray, Billy Currington, Yung Gravy, Banda Los Recoditos and the Selena Experience. Mark your calendars for July 31 to August 4, and prepare for a week of unparalleled entertainment!

For more information about the Bi-Mart Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo presented by Indian Head Casino, including the full entertainment lineup, ticket information, and event schedules, please visit

About the Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo

The Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo, held annually at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon, is the largest County fair in the state and the largest event east of the Cascades. Each summer, the fair offers a rich blend of live entertainment, livestock, thrilling rodeo action, and fun for all ages. The fair is a hallmark of summer in Central Oregon, drawing visitors from across the state to enjoy its diverse attractions.

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