Illinois State Fair: Toby Keith tickets to go on sale
tickets available for Grandstand track
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[January 24, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Tickets for the
Toby Keith concert this summer at the Illinois State Fair will go on
sale Feb. 9. Concertgoers, for the first time, will have the option
to buy a special VIP pass for the Grandstand track.
The new "VIPit" ticket includes a guaranteed viewing location close
to the stage. Holders will be escorted to this area, which is being
called the "Pit," 30 minutes prior to the opening of all other
general admission gates. However, only 1,000 of the special tickets
will be sold for each show.
"A guaranteed, prime viewing location means VIPit ticket holders
no longer will have to stand in line all day to get a spot close to
the stage," said Amy Bliefnick, state fair manager. "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."
VIPit tickets for the Toby Keith concert cost $65. General
admission track tickets cost $50, while Grandstand seats range in
price from $40 to $50. Tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m.
Feb. 9. They can be purchased online at
calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet.
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Superstar singer-songwriter and entertainer Keith will perform at
the state fair on Aug. 14. His albums, including his most recent
release, "Hope on the Rocks," have sold more than 37 million copies,
ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard's
Top 200 Artists of the Decade. His appearance at the Illinois State
Fair will be his second. He performed in 2002 as well, a month after
his signature song, the patriotic anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White
& Blue," reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
Access to the "Pit" will be through Gate 1, on the south end of
Illinois State Fair
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