Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe today announced two more nights of country concerts for the 2015 concert line-up.  Legendary country band Alabama will be performing in the Pepsi Grandstand on Aug. 21 with opener Michael Ray and John Michael Montgomery will take the stage on Aug. 18 with opener Belles and Whistles. Tickets will be available to the public starting June 17 through Ticketmaster.
 
“Offering a strong line-up of country acts is important to the Fair’s large agriculture public, and I feel confident that this year’s country concerts will hit the mark,” Wolfe said.
 
Alabama, recently honored for setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most Consecutive Wins as ACM Entertainer of the Year, will take the Pepsi Grandstand Stage for the ninth time in their distinguished career.  The band boasts 43 No. 1 singles including “Roll On,” “Feels So Right,” Forty Hour Week” and “Mountain Music.” To date, the band holds the record for most consecutive No. 1 hits with 21 chart topping releases.   Rising country singer Michael Ray will open for Alabama.  His debut single “Kiss You in the Morning” was recently released in February.  Tickets for the Aug. 21 show start at $20.
 
Country artist John Michael Montgomery has had 15 No. 1 singles and racked up sales of 16 million records with songs like “I Swear,” “Life’s a Dance,” and “I Can Love You Like That,” among others.  Opening for Montgomery will be mother/daughter, singer/songwriter duo Belles and Whistles. Tickets for the Aug. 18 show are $15 and $20.
 
Previously released concerts for the 2015 Missouri State Fair include The Happy Together 2015 Tour featuring The Turtles with Flo and Eddie, The Association, Former Lead Singer of Paul Revere and The Raiders Mark Lindsay, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills on Aug. 13; Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla on Aug. 14; Justin Moore with Easton Corbin on Aug. 15; Gary Allan with The Swon Brothers on Aug. 19; and Casting Crowns with I Am They on Aug. 20. One more night of concerts is still to be released.  Tickets to all concerts will be available to the public starting June 17 through Ticketmaster online or by phone.  Concertgoers are encouraged to sign up to become a Fair Fan at mostatefair.com to receive early announcements, including grandstand ticket presale opportunities. 
 
The 113th annual Missouri State Fair, themed “Show Offs Welcome,” will be held Aug. 13-23 in Sedalia. For more information visit the Fair’s website, follow the Fair on Facebook and Twitter or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).