The Arkansas State Fair on Monday (July 17) released the concert lineup for this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 12-22.
“We are excited about our headliner concerts this year,” said Ralph Shoptaw, general manager, according to a press release. “We’re bringing in some great classic rock performers, some popular country acts, several alternative rock bands and a handful of legendary R&B and hip hop acts.”
The 78th annual Arkansas State Fair’s main stage, sponsored by Wendy’s, will feature:
Thursday, October 12, 8:00 pm: NEXT
Friday, October 13, 8:00 pm: Vince Neil, the legendary voice of Motley Crüe
Saturday, October 14, 3:00 pm: AJR; 6:30 pm: Saving Abel; 8:00 pm: Puddle of Mudd
Sunday, October 15, 7:00 pm: Juvenile
Tuesday, October 17, 8:00 pm: Freddie Jackson
Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 pm: Tracy Lawrence
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm: Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers; 8:00 pm: Ann Wilson of Heart
Friday, October 20, 8:00 pm: Cinderella’s Tom Keifer
Saturday, October 21, 6:00 pm: Keith Anderson
Sunday, October 22, 7:00 pm: Coolio
Concerts are free with gate admission, but premium concert tickets ($15 to $25 for floor seating and $25 to $50 for party deck) go on sale Friday, July 21, at www.etix.com and at the Fairgrounds box office.
The fair is Arkansas’ largest attraction, drawing more than 450,000 visitors last year, according to the press release. This year’s sponsors include Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Oaklawn Gaming, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Arkansas Farm Bureau and Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.