The following is a release from the Northwest Montana Fair:

The Chris Young concert scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo has been cancelled due to the hospitalization of Young late last night in Colorado.  No further details are available about his health status.

“Everybody at the NW Montana Fair sends our thoughts and prayers to Chris for a speedy recovery,” said Fairgrounds Manager Mark Campbell.

In place of the Young performance, a free concert featuring The Red Head Express, Bruce and Betsy Mullen, and John Dunnigan is scheduled tonight at 7:30 pm.  “We sincerely regret this inconvenience and the short timing of notice,” said Campbell.

The refund process will begin Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the fairgrounds for those who purchased tickets with cash or check.  Credit card purchases will be refunded automatically beginning Aug. 20.  Campbell encourages customers to hold onto their tickets as proof of purchase.  More details regarding refunds will be forthcoming.

For more information about the 2013 NW Montana Fair and Rodeo, visit www.nwmtfair.com.