Sweetwater County, Home of Wyoming's Big Show® Mar 18, 2014

Wyoming’s Big Show® Announces Adelitas Way

Rock Springs, Wyoming –Adelitas Way will rock the stage on Wednesday, July 30 at Wyoming's Big Show®- the Sweetwater County Fair After Dark Concert Series. Adelitas Way will hit the stage at 8:30 with songs like "Invincible" and the intense rocker "Sick", a #1 Active Rock single.

The Las Vegas quartet, Adelitas Way, hit the scene in 2009 with their forcefully compelling self-titled debut album and its chart-topping single "Invincible." Philly-born singer/songwriter Rick DeJesus pens lyrics that are full of relatable pain and pathos, which are also apparent on Home School Valedictorian.

"The title Home School Valedictorian reflects the fact you meet a lot of people who are ungrateful for the things they've been given in life," the singer notes. "When I think of a 'Home School Valedictorian,' I think of someone who's spoiled and very into themselves, they think they're the only reason that the world's going around. I think that's the opposite of what our band is; we're very humble guys, we're very easygoing, we're very outgoing. The fact that I get to wake up and play for fans and play music, I'm beyond fortunate. But I've met a lot of people who don't see it that way."

Another powerfully personal stand-out on Home School Valedictorian is the tune "Alive" which hit #6 on rock radio. DeJesus notes, "I didn't want to make a record that was full of negative moments in my life. 'Alive' is about the positive moments. It's about being in love and feeling great, having that feeling where everything feels right, you feel so invigorated. You're enjoying life, you're cruising with your windows down, driving to San Diego, getting ready to go to the beach, what's not to like? If somebody's having a bad day, I feel like they can pop that song in and it can turn their day around."

In keeping with their all-for-one-and-one-for-all outlook, Adelitas Way won't leave a gig until every waiting AW fan has met the band or gotten autographs. "I mean, we've played at festivals for 75,000 people, our first single ("Invincible") broke top five at active rock, and it's all because of the people who listen to us," says DeJesus. "We'll never forget that. We're blessed."

Adelitas Way has toured with Shinedown, Guns N' Roses, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Skillet, Halestorm and more.  They are also known for their song "Invincible" being the official theme song for WWE Superstars on WGN America and being featured on WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 video game, MTV and CSI Miami.

The Sweetwater County Fair is the largest annual event in Western Wyoming, drawing over 70,000 visitors in 2013. It features the largest midway in the area, a Grandstand Stage with top-ranked performing artists, traditional county fair exhibits and food, and fun for the whole family.  Additionally, the Sweetwater County Fair was named the NUMBER ONE summer event in Wyoming by Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine.

Wyoming's Big Show®- the Sweetwater County Fair After Dark Concert Series is currently featuring Red on Friday, August 1. Additional attractions for the 2014 Fair include the Jest In Time Circus, Mango & Dango, Lady Houdini, Jason Huneke, Linda Hulet – Clown of Many Faces, Lanky the Clown, , Animal Specialties Petting Zoo and much more.  You can check out all of the schedule entertainment at SweetwaterEvents.com.


Contact: Lena Warren, Marketing & Events Coordinator
307-352-6789 ext. 103

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