July 17 - 21, 2024
85 days until the Fair!

SJ McDonald

7/19/24 | 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Location: Beer Tent

La Crosse Interstate Fair Event

SJ McDonald's sound reflects that of a hard-working farmer's daughter who lives and breathes country music - because that’s who she is.

Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, SJ developed her tenacity and dedication working on her family’s 5-generation cattle and turkey farm. Along with callused hands, she found her adoration for country music, loving the legends of the 90s and 2000s country eras. SJ started writing and performing at just 9 years old, leading her own band throughout high school, and found her way to Nashville at 18. She landed weekly slots on Lower Broadway playing for tips, where she has been cutting her teeth and honing her performance craft since.

Alongside her own artist journey, which has taken her along a self-booked coast-to-coast tour throughout the summer of 2023, SJ is equally as focused in elevating the work of fellow artists like Mackenzie Carpenter, who's upcoming release "Gone Fishin'" awaits, and Mae Estes, who saw success with "Die in a Bar" on her debut EP. Furthering her career as a songwriter, SJ recently signed a publishing deal with Major Bob Music.

SJ brings her infectious energy to the stage, the writing room, and the studio. After a successful 2023 of independently releasing songs like "Rosemary", a cheeky murder ballad, and "Break a Cowboy" a classic country heartbreak song, SJ is gearing up to get back into the studio and work on the release of her next project, and to get back on the road this summer.


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