Contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns has been announced as a grandstand headliner for the 2018 Missouri State Fair. Casting Crowns and Zach Williams will perform on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage on Thursday, August 16.

The Missouri State Fair previously announced that the Southern Uprising Tour, starring Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws, has also been booked for this year's fair. The Southern Uprising Tour was to perform in 2017, but the concert was rained out.

Tickets for Missouri State Fair grandstand concerts will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26 through Ticketmaster, or by phone at 800-796-6776/800-745-3000. All concerts seats are reserved. Convenience charges apply to all tickets.

The Missouri State Fair Box Office opens at noon on June 26 for walk-up orders.

The Missouri State Fair will take place August 9-August 19 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia.