Illinois State Fair announces new concert bookings
Dan, Hunter Hayes added to 2014 entertainment lineup
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[April 23, 2014]
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steely Dan will perform at the 2014
Illinois State Fair. The Grammy Award-winning band, which has sold
more than 40 million albums worldwide, will bring its "Jamalot Ever
After" tour to the fair on Aug. 15.
"I'm thrilled Steely Dan is coming to the Illinois State Fair," said
Amy Bliefnick, manager of the state fair. "They are on our list of
bands that are frequently requested by fairgoers."
released a string of top 20 hit songs in the 1970s, including such
classic rock staples as "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Do It
Again," "Hey Nineteen," "Reelin' In the Years" and "Deacon Blues."
In 2000, "Two Against Nature," the band's first record in 20 years,
won a Grammy Award from the recording industry for "Album of the
Tickets for the show, which range in price from $29 for a Tier 3
Grandstand seat to $54 for a VIPit track ticket in front of the
stage, will go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
The fair also announced:
Singer and songwriter Hunter Hayes, the
youngest solo male act ever to reach the top of the Hot Country
Songs chart, will take the Grandstand stage for a concert Aug.
13. Hayes already has six hit singles to his credit, including
"Wanted," which reached No. 1 just after his 21st birthday in
September 2012. His second album, "Storyline," is scheduled to
be released in May. The first single from the album,
"Invisible," climbed to No. 4 on the country music charts.
Tickets for the Hayes concert, which also go on sale May 3, will
cost between $29 and $49.
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Track and VIPit
tickets for the Aug. 10 performance of Florida Georgia Line are
sold out. Reserved seats, however, are still available through
Ticketmaster and can be purchased either online at
http://www.ticketmaster.com/, by phone at 800-745-3000 or in
person at all Ticketmaster outlets.
Good seats also remain for the Boston,
Sweet and April Wine concert Aug. 12 and the Jake Owen concert
The 2014 Illinois State Fair will run Aug. 7-17. For more
information about the
Grandstand entertainment lineup, visit the fair's
website or call
Illinois State Fair
file received from the
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]