MONDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 7:30 PM - Returning to State Fair after their inspiring 2015 show, Christian rock band Casting Crowns will take the Main Stage on Monday, Aug. 6. The group has sold over 10 million records to date, and recently released their newest album, The Very Next Thing, which features the single “One Step Away.” Hear new songs from that album, plus older favorites from their 19-year history.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 7:30 PM - Platinum-selling country artists Montgomery Gentry will bring their hits "Gone", "Something to be Proud of" and more to the State Fair Main Stage as part of their Here's to You Tour. Celebrate the band's 20 year history, and hear new music from long-awaited studio album Here's to You.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 8 PM - Grammy award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Mellencamp will bring his setlist rock 'n roll classics to the State Fair Main Stage. Known for hits like "Jack & Diane," "Pink Houses" and "Hurts So Good," John Mellencamp has been entertaining audiences with his distinct voice and raw-edged persona for nearly four decades. Carlene Carter will open the 8 p.m. show, and tickets are on sale now.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 8 PM - Multi-platinum country superstar Kip Moore will rock the Main Stage with Maggie Rose. His 2015 album, Wild Ones, produced hits like “I’m to Blame” and “Running for You,” following the successful Up All Night, which gave fans “Beer Money” and “Somethin’ Bout a Truck.” Tickets are on sale now.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 7 PM - After an unforgettable performance at last year’s fair, legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys return to the Main Stage on Sunday, Aug. 6, co-headlining the "Surf & Soul" tour with three-time Grammy Award-winning Motown group The Temptations, performing classics like “My Girl,” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.“.
MONDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 7:30PM - Christian-pop duo for KING & COUNTRY will rock the Main Stage on Monday, August 7 at 7:30 pm. Comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, the two-time Grammy-winning band is known for hits like “Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)” and “The Proof of Your Love.” Joining the group will be Grammy-nominated Christian-pop artist Britt Nicole, known for singles like “Gold” and “Ready or Not.”