"Whether classic rock, blues, country or pop, the Illinois State
Fair has a show for everyone," said Amy Bliefnick, state fair
The 2013 lineup includes country mega-stars Billy
Currington, The Band Perry, Toby Keith, Gary Allan and Thompson
Square; rock legends Styx, REO Speedwagon, Head East and Journey;
Grammy-winning blues guitarist John Mayer; and pop sensation Ke$ha.
Tickets for the Aug. 11 John Mayer and Aug. 14 Toby Keith
concerts already are available through Ticketmaster. Sales for the
rest of the Illinois State Fair lineup begin Saturday at 10 a.m.
This year, for the first time, the fair is offering a special "VIPit"
ticket that includes prime viewing locations close to the stage.
Holders will be escorted to this area 30 minutes prior to the
opening of all other gates. However, only 1,000 will be sold for
"It’s a great value and will allow even the most die-hard fans to
enjoy all the attractions the fair has to offer before they go to
their concert," Bliefnick added.
Ticketmaster offers online, phone and in-person sales. Tickets
can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or
at any Ticketmaster outlet. The Grandstand box office on the
fairgrounds will open on June 10 for walk-up sales.
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Schedule of Grandstand entertainers:
Aug. 9, 8 p.m. --
Billy Currington, Lauren Alaina
Aug. 10, 8 p.m. –
REO, Styx, Head East
Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.
-- John Mayer, Phillip Phillips
Aug. 12, 7 p.m. --
Aug. 13, 8 p.m. --
The Band Perry, Randy Houser
Aug. 14, 8 p.m. --
Toby Keith, Kip Moore
Aug. 16, 4:30 p.m.
-- Gary Allan, Thompson Square, The Farm, Frankie Ballard,
Aug. 17, 8 p.m. --
Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. -- Journey
For more information, including a downloadable
form, visit the Illinois State Fair website at
www.illinoisstatefair.info or call 217-782-1979. 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
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