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Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels; other entertainment goes on

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[AUG. 12, 2005]  SPRINGFIELD -- Lynyrd Skynyrd has canceled its appearance at the 2005 Illinois State Fair Saturday due to problems with lead singer Johnny Van Zant's voice, according to band management. Tickets for the concert will be fully refunded but cannot be refunded at the ticket window at the grandstand office.

Tickets for Lynyrd Skynyrd will be refunded as follows:
  • Customers who purchased tickets through TicketMaster by phone and Internet will be automatically credited for their purchase. If the tickets were bought at a TicketMaster outlet, they can be brought back to the purchase location and be immediately refunded.
  • Tickets purchased at the box office at the grandstand cannot be refunded there. A refund form may picked up at the state fair box office or obtained from the state fair website at [Or click here for the form. To download Adobe Reader for the PDF file, click here.] The refund form, with the tickets attached, must be sent to Illinois State Fair, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield, IL 62794-9427.

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Other attractions and entertainment at the 2005 Illinois State Fair on Saturday include:

  • Budweiser Tent -- The Oohs from 1 to 4 p.m.; 7th Heaven from 5 to 8 p.m. and Postwar Fords from 9 p.m. to midnight
  • Coors Lights Tent -- Blooze Brothers--Chicago from 7:30 to 11 p.m.
  • Corona Tent -- Prairie Pranksters from noon to 3 p.m., City Limits from 4 to 7 p.m. and The Coco Loco Band from 8 to 11 p.m.
  • Miller Light Tent -- Elvis Himselvis from noon to 3 p.m., Jack Flash from 4 to 7 p.m. and F5 from 8 to 11 p.m.
  • "Dancin' in the Streets" at the Lincoln Stage featuring OD Tapo IMI from 8 to 11 p.m.

There are also 16 free entertainment stages, plus fireworks Saturday night at 11.

[Illinois State Fair news release]

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