Wednesday, June 13, 2012
sponsored by

Steve Miller Band to play final show at Illinois State Fair

Grandstand tickets on sale

Send a link to a friend

[June 13, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Steve Miller Band has been booked to perform at the Illinois State Fair. The classic rock group will take the Sunday night Grandstand stage Aug. 19, filling the lone open date in the concert lineup.

The band, known for its blues-rock sound, has sold more than 30 million records during an illustrious career spanning more than 40 years. Its first smash hit, "The Joker," shot to No. 1 on the charts in 1973 and was followed by such rock standards as "Fly Like an Eagle," "Take the Money and Run," "Jungle Love," "Swingtown" and "Abracadabra."

Tickets for the show went on sale Saturday when the Grandstand box office opened at the state fairgrounds. The office will be open weekdays, except holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets also can be purchased through Ticketmaster by going to on the Internet, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet.

A list of the Grandstand entertainers, the dates of their performances and costs of their tickets follows. For more information, visit the Illinois State Fair website at or call 217-782-1979.

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. except for the Aug. 13 performance of the Million Dollar Quartet and New Odyssey, which begins at 7 p.m., and the Aug. 17 Cheap Trick concert, which will start at 5 p.m.

[to top of second column]

All adults and children 3 years of age and older must have a ticket. All sales are final. The fair does not provide refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases.

See list of performances and ticket prices below.

[Text from Illinois State Fair file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]



         Ticket prices




Aug. 10

Eric Church/Aaron Lewis



Aug. 11

Demi Lovato/Hot Chelle Rae



Aug. 12




Aug. 13

Million Dollar Quartet/New Odyssey

Free admission

Aug. 14

Brantley Gilbert/Charlie Daniels Band



Aug. 15

Train/Mat Kearney/Andy Grammer



Aug. 16

Creed/Theory of a Deadman/TBA



Aug. 17

Cheap Trick/ Night Ranger/BOC/Georgia Satellites



Aug. 18

Miranda Lambert/Pistol Annies/TBA



Aug. 19

Steve Miller Band



< Top Stories index

Back to top


News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching and Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law and Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health and Fitness | Teen Scene
Calendar | Letters to the Editor