Missouri State Fair Announces Final Weekend Entertainment
Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe today announced three great entertainment options for fairgoers attending the annual event on its final weekend. Two country music concerts and auto racing will finish out the Pepsi Grandstand series at the Fair, which will be held Aug. 11-21 in Sedalia.
Friday, Aug. 19 will feature three acts as part of Red Dirt Country Night with Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue and Jason Boland & The Stragglers. Lady Antebellum with opener Kelsea Ballerini will take the Pepsi Grandstand stage on Saturday, Aug. 20. The final day of the Fair, Sunday, Aug. 21 will end strong and loud with the High Roller Classic ASCS National Sprint Cars, ULMA Late Models and WAR Non-Wing Sprint Cars.
“The final weekend line-up in the Pepsi Grandstand this year is a great one for fairgoers with two nights of country music and auto races,” Wolfe said. “Four more nights of concerts will be announced soon.”
Randy Rogers Band’s recently released album “Nothing Shines Like Neon” continues the momentum established by the band’s four previous albums, each of which went to number one on iTunes. Stoney LaRue has sold over one million records over his career. His song “Golden Shackles” along with others have been seen at the top of the music charts. Jason Boland & The Stragglers released their latest album “Squelch” in October. It reached number 11 on the Top Country Albums chart. Tickets for the Aug. 19 show are just $10 and $15.
The seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum has secured nine chart-topping hits while earning six PLATINUM singles and selling over 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has earned "Vocal Group of the Year" honors from both the CMA and ACMs three years in a row. It’s their universal appeal that continues to resonate across the globe, and fans in North America can next catch the multi-Platinum trio on their 2016 Summer Tour beginning May 27 in Baton Rouge, LA. For a full list of upcoming tour dates visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Opening for Lady Antebellum is Kelsea Ballerini, named CMT’s Next Woman of Country in 2014. Her songs “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs” made her only the fifth solo female country artist to score back-to-back number one hits. She recently released a new single to American country radio, “Peter Pan,” in March. Tickets for the Aug. 20 show start at $35.
The Fair will celebrate its finale with an evening of racing in the Pepsi Grandstand on Sunday, Aug. 21. The High Roller Classic will feature ASCS National Sprint Cars, ULMA Late Models and WAR Non-Wing Sprint Cars starting with hot laps at 6 p.m. and heat races at 7 p.m. Tickets for the race are $23 for adults, $21 for military/senior (age 65+), $10 for students age 13-16, $5 for youth age 6-12 and free for kids five and under.
Tickets for all concerts will be available to the public starting June 21 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 concert ticket presale opportunities.
Tickets for the auto races will be available to the public starting at June 27 through Ticketmaster online or by phone, and also through the State Fair Box Office, which opens that same day.
The 114th Missouri State Fair, themed “See What Crops Up” will be held Aug. 11-21 in Sedalia. For more information about the year's fair, visit www.mostatefair.com, follow the Missouri State Fair on Facebook and Twitter or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).