Illinois State Fair announces Grandstand lineup

By WEEK Producer

Illinois State Fair announces Grandstand lineup

February 8, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:22 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Fair-goers to this year's Illinois State Fair will have plenty of top notch acts to see.

Fair officials released additional names on Friday, adding to the previously announced booking of country superstar Toby Keith and the return of Million Dollar Quartet.

"The Illinois State Fair is a wonderful celebration of our state's people, culture and agricultural heritage," said Agriculture Director Bob Flider.  "For 160 years, Illinoisans from all walks of live have come together to demonstrate their talents, exhibit the products of their hard work and, of course, enjoy the fair's attractions and family entertainment."

The 2013 lineup includes: 

* August 9: Country band Currington
* August 10: Illinois-based classic rock band, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Head East
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August 12: Million Dollar Quartet and New Odyssey
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August 13: Country superstars The Band Perry
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August 16: Gary Allan , Thompson Square, Frankie Ballad, The Farm and Brushfire

The 2013 fair will begin Thursday, August 8 and contine through Sunday, August 18. Tickets for the August 14 Toby Keith concert will go on sale Saturday, February 9, beginning at 10 a.m. They can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet.

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