Ke$ha joins star-studded Illinois State Fair Grandstand
Popular rapper to perform concert Aug.
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[April 13, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Pop sensation
Ke$ha has been added to the star-studded Illinois State Fair
Grandstand entertainment lineup. She will perform Aug. 17, filling
one of the two remaining open dates in the 2013 lineup.
In the three years since the release of Ke$ha's platinum debut
album, "Animal," the singer, songwriter and rapper has charted eight
top 10 hits, including the No. 1 singles "Tik Tok" and "We R Who We
R." Her sophomore album, "Warrior," was released last November and
already has produced a hit single in "Die Young."
Ke$ha joins performers that include country mega-stars Billy
Currington on Aug. 9, The Band Perry on Aug. 13, Toby Keith on Aug.
14, Gary Allan on Aug. 16 and Thompson Square on Aug. 16; rock
legends Styx on Aug. 10, REO Speedwagon on Aug. 10 and Journey on
Aug. 18; and Grammy-winning blues guitarist John Mayer on Aug. 11.
Lauren Alaina has been confirmed as the support act for
Currington's Aug. 9 concert. Alaina is an American country singer
from Rossville, Ga., and was the runner-up on the 10th season of
American Idol. Her debut studio album, "Wildflower," was released in
October of 2011.
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"This is an exceptional lineup," said Amy Bliefnick, state fair
manager. "Whether classic rock, blues, country or, now, pop, the
Illinois State Fair has a show to satisfy your musical taste."
Tickets for the Keith and Mayer concerts currently are on sale at
Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for all other shows will go on sale
through Ticketmaster on April 27, beginning at 10 a.m.
The 2013 Illinois State Fair will run from Aug. 9 through 18. For
additional information about the Grandstand lineup, including
showtimes and ticket prices, visit
Illinois State Fair
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Illinois Office of
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