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Kentucky State Fair's free concert lineup announced

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky State Fair officials announced on Tuesday that the following concerts will be free with paid admission to the fair:

  • Cinderella with Sebastian Bach -- Thursday, August 16
  • Keith Sweat with Robbie Bartlett -- Friday, August 17
  • Hot Chelle Rae with Twenty One Pilots -- Saturday, August 18
  • Oak Ridge Boys with Jimmy Fortune -- Sunday, August 19
  • Newsboys with special guest Sanctus Real -- Monday, August 20
  • Ronnie Milsap with special guest BJ Thomas – Tuesday, August 21
  • Jake Owen with Florida Georgia Line – Wednesday, August 22
  • Happy Together Tour with Turtles, Grass Roots, Gary Puckett, Buckinghams and Micky Dolenz – Thursday, August 23
  • Young the Giant – Friday, August 24
  • Justin Moore with Colt Ford – Saturday, August 25

All free concerts begin at 8 p.m. in the original Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Gates open at approximately 6:30 p.m.

"We are excited to be able to bring high quality, affordable entertainment to Fair patrons," said Harold Workman, president and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board. "The free concert series brings old favorites and the newest up-and-coming artists, and we are pleased to offer this year's line-up."

In addition, several previously-announced Main Stage Concerts require paid admission to both the concerts and the fair. They include:

  • Hank Williams Jr. with George Thorogood – Thursday, August 16 (Tickets: $39 and $49)
  • Journey with Pat Benetar and Loverboy – Friday, August 17 (Tickets: $42 and $52)
  • Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Eden's Edge – Saturday, August 18 (Tickets: $49 and $60)
  • The Band Perry with NEEDTOBREATHE – Sunday, August 26 (Tickets: $35 and $45)

All Main Stage Concerts will be held in Freedom Hall. Click here for more information about the Main Stage Concerts, and click here for more information about the free concerts at the Kentucky State Fair. This year's fair runs from August 16 through August 26 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

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