The Missouri State Fair has announced its concert lineup for the 110th annual event in Sedalia.
Director Mark Wolfe says the lineup offerins audiences a strong mix of country and classic rock artists. Headliners will include the dynamic duo, Eddie and Troy, of Montgomery Gentry performing Aug. 11, and Hank Williams Jr. Aug. 18. Both shows will feature well-known classic rock bands as openers.
The Gentry pair, famous for smash hits, “Where I Come From” and “Good Ol’ Boys” will entertain State Fair fans along with the opener 38 Special. This southern rock group will have fans singing along to memorable tunes like, “Hold On Loosely” and “Rockin’ Into the Night”.
“I am extremely excited to offer Hank Williams Jr. Taking Back the Country Tour on our final Saturday,” Wolfe says. “Opening for Williams will be rock, blues and boogie legend George Thorogood and the Destroyers.”
Williams, who has 20 gold albums, six platinum albums and 10 number one singles, will perform hits like, “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Dixie on My Mind,” and “All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight.” Thorogood and the Destroyers likewise have a successful recording history with a song list that includes “Get a Haircut” and “Bad to the Bone.”
Impressive hit lists also belong to each of the stars in this year’s Country Gold Tour, performing on the Pepsi Grandstand stage Aug. 15. Sharing the stage with Leroy Van Dyke and the Auctioneers will be Rex Allen, Jr., Leona Williams, Bobby Bare and Lynn Anderson. A surprise among this mix will be the Quebe Sisters Band, bringing a unique style of bluegrass, jazz and western swing to the concert.
The August Missouri State Fair will also host young country artists: Randy Rogers Band and The Dirt Drifters Aug. 9, Justin Moore and Josh Thompson Aug. 10, and Jake Owen and Colt Ford Aug. 16.
Paul Revere and the Raiders are known as the premiere party band and this concert will not disappoint fans as these legendary artists, along with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, deliver their greatest hits, including “This Diamond Ring,” “Indian Reservation,” and “Everybody Loves A Clown.”
The tour name came from the 1965-1966 ABC television network show, “Where the Action Is,” produced by Dick Clark. Revere appeared in 520 episodes.
Lovingly nick-named, Mad Man, Revere is a true performer, offering his audience an unforgettable experience. The group consists of founding member Paul Revere; Doug Heath—lead guitarist for more than 35 years; Ron Foos—bassist for more than 35 years; Danny Krause—keyboard for more than 28 years; Darren Dowler—vocalist; and Tommy Scheckel—drummer and newest member.
Paul Revere and the Raiders were the first rock group to be signed with Columbia Records, with the 1963 hit, “Louie Louie.”
Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that a comedy act will be among the Pepsi Grandstand lineup this year. Larry The Cable Guy, comedian and star of the reality television show, “Only in America,” will be performing at the Missouri State Fair Aug. 17.
Wolfe says he’s pleased to offer fairgoers a different opportunity in entertainment and expects Larry The Cable Guy to be among the most popular shows during the annual 11-day event.
“In addition to providing an evening of humor,” Wolfe says, “special plans are underway to incorporate the comedic fun into the entire day.”
Wolfe said the day, sponsored by Missouri Electric Cooperatives, will carry the theme, “MEC Day/GIT-R-DONE FRIDAY!” with friendly competitions being planned like a GIT-R-DONE Challenge — top 10 must-dos at the Fair, and a Larry The Cable Guy Look Alike Contest, with the winner earning back stage passes to meet Larry. Details on the day’s events will be at the Fair’s website.
Opening the show will be Reno Collier, a comedian with a reputation of selling out comedy clubs and colleges nationwide. Reno has toured with other notable funny-men, including Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White.
For a complete list of concert prices and ticketed events, visit www.mostatefair.com, and follow the Fair on Facebook. While online, link to Become A Fair Fan to receive early announcements, including presale grandstand ticket opportunities.
The 110th Missouri State Fair is Aug. 9 through 19 in Sedalia, themed, “Celebrate Then and Wow.”