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Aretha Franklin cancels Kentucky State Fair concert

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Boyz II Men (Source: Kentucky State Fair) Boyz II Men (Source: Kentucky State Fair)
Kool & The Gang (Source: Kentucky State Fair) Kool & The Gang (Source: Kentucky State Fair)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has canceled her Aug. 30 concert at the Kentucky State Fair, according to a news release from fair officials.

Boyz II Men and Kool & The Gang will replace the Queen of Soul on the same night at 8 p.m. in Freedom Hall.

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The news comes after Franklin canceled summer tour dates in Memphis, TN and Highland, CA. Franklin's management said she had another commitment.

Four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men is best known for their number one hits such as One Sweet Day, End of the Road and On Bended Knee.

Kool & The Gang has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and is best known for their hit Celebration.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices remain the same at $50 and $55 and include Kentucky State Fair admission.

Tickets are available at the Kentucky Exposition center and Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets include a facility fee and gate admission to the Kentucky State Fair.

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