The Grandstand Lineup for the 2017 State Fair in Springfield is hotter than ever as State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon makes the announcement of 5 more shows! In addition to the already announced Chase Rice, Alabama, Jason Derulo, Five Finger Death Punch, and John Mellencamp, the following will be making an appearance at the fair as well:
The Illinois State Fair will open the eleven day showcase with a FREE concert in the Grandstand. On Thursday, August 10, all fairgoers with paid admission to the fair will be treated to a free concert by the classic rock group Foghat. Best known for their hit songs “Slow Ride,” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” the group has earned eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. The group, formed in 1971, continues to tour each year and release new music on a regular basis.
On Saturday, August 12th, the acapella group Pentatonix will wow fairgoers with a performance on the Grandstand stage. In just five years, Pentatonix has sold more than six million albums in the United States alone. The Grammy award winning group has performed in front of sold out shows across the globe, collaborated with legends such a Dolly Parton, and was featured it a network television Christmas special.
Returning to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand on Sunday, August 13th is country music superstar Brad Paisley. The singer/songwriter is a member of the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame and known for songs such as “Crushin’ It,” “Today,” and “Riverbank.” Paisley received rave reviews on his 2005 Illinois State Fair performance, and he has since gone on to win numerous Grammy Awards, appear in national television commercial campaigns and hosted television award programs. Opening for Brad Paisley will be Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell
Monday, August 17th will once again be a FREE concert in the Grandstand. The sounds of the 60’s will once again fill the air whenHerman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone performs on the Grandstand stage. The self-proclaimed ‘Original British Invasion Band’ is best known for hits such as, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” and “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am.” The group has seen success at the top of the charts overseas and here in the United States. The group previously appeared in various movies and on television shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show, Dean Martin Show, and Jackie Gleason Show.
The Southern Uprising Tour rolls into Springfield on Friday, August 18th featuring four fan-favorite country performances. Headlining the tour at the Illinois State Fair will be Montgomery Gentry. The group has become one of the most identifiable duos in country music with more than a decade of hits, concerts and accolades under their belt. The award winning duo is known for hits such as “Something to be Proud of,” “Where I Come From,” and “Hell Yeah.” Meanwhile, few artists have left a more lasting mark on America’s musical landscape than The Charlie Daniels Band.
As an outspoken patriot and road warrior, Charlie Daniels has transformed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. Daniels is best known for songs such as, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “In America,” “Uneasy Rider,” “The South’s Gonna Do It,” and “Long Haired Country Boy.” Rounding out the Southern Uprising Tour will be performances from The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws.
While one more final concert announcement remains pending at this time, tickets will go on-sale Saturday, April 29th via Ticketmaster, and at the Emmerson Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds Monday, May 1st.
Prices and dates are as follows:
Thursday, August 10: Foghat / TBA
Free Concert – General Admission
Friday, August 11: Chase Rice / Runaway June / Chris Cavanagh
Tier 3 – $13 / Tier 2 – $18 / Tier 1 – $23 / Track – $23 / VIP – $33
Saturday, August 12: Pentatonix / TBA
Tier 3 – $32 / Tier 2 – $37 / Tier 1 – $42 / Track – $42 / VIP – $52
Sunday, August 13: Brad Paisley / Dustin Lynch / Chase Bryant / Lindsay Ell
Tier 3 – $45 / Tier 2 – $50 / Tier 1 – $55 / Track – $55 / VIP – $65
Monday, August 14: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Free Concert – General Admission
Tuesday, August 15: TBA
Wednesday, August 16: Alabama / Neal McCoy
Tier 3 – $38 / Tier 2 – $43 / Tier 1 – $48 / Track – $48 / VIP – $59
Thursday, August 17: Jason Derulo / DJ / Chel
Tier 3 – $19 / Tier 2 – $24 / Tier 1 – $29 / Track – $29 / VIP – $39
Friday, August 18: Southern Uprising Tour featuring Montgomery Gentry / The Charlie Daniels Band / The Marshall Tucker Band / The Outlaws
Tier 3 – $15 / Tier 2 – $20 / Tier 1 – $25 / Track – $25 / VIP – $30
Saturday, August 19: Five Finger Death Punch / All That Remains / Nonpoint
Tier 3- $17 / Tier 2 – $22 / Tier 1 – $27 / Track – $27 / VIP – $39
Sunday, August 20: John Mellencamp / Carlene Carter
Tier 3 – $42 / Tier 2 – $47 / Tier 1 – $52 / Track – $52 / VIP – $62