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Fair Announces 2017 Concert Series Line-Up

Tickets Go on Sale to the Public Friday, March 24, 6 a.m.


Palmer, Alaska – Country superstar? Check. Chart-topping modern rockers? Check. Grammy Award winners? Multi-platinum artists? American rock legends? Check, check and check.


The Alaska State Fair has it all in the 2017 AT&T Concert Series at the Borealis Theatre! Tickets for the first eight confirmed shows go on sale Friday, March 24 at 6 a.m.:


  • Home Free, Thursday, August 24, 7pm, presented by K-Bear 104.1 Alaska’s Hottest Country: This country a cappella band continues to build on the success of their season 4 win of NBC’s The Sing-Off. With a new album and currently touring the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Home Free will return to the Fair with more of their Nashville standards, country-dipped pop hits, and humorous originals.


  • Papa Roach, Friday, August 25, 7pm, presented by Alaska’s Rock 106.5 KWHL: This Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum hard rock juggernaut has released eight full-length albums to date (with another in the works), making their mark on the charts with songs like “Last Resort,” “Scars” and “Forever.”


  • Josh Turner, Saturday, August 26, 7pm: This award-winning, multi-platinum-selling country singer is one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, with hits including “Your Man,” “Time Is Love” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” plus the currently climbing Top 20 hit, “Hometown Girl” off his brand new album, Deep South.


  • Judah & the Lion, Wednesday, August 30, 7pm, presented by 101.3 KGOT: This wildly creative folk-rock foursome has a reputation for rule-breaking music like “Take It All Back,” which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in January. Mixing up the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock and roll, and the punch of pop, the band is also known for their fun, carefree, electrifying live shows.


  • Lecrae, Thursday, August 31, 7pm, presented by Alaska’s Hottest Hits 92.9 KFAT: Described as the “Evolution of Hip-Hop,” this Grammy Award-winner recently became the first artist to occupy the No. 1 album spot on both the Billboard Gospel and Top 200 lists, making history with his seventh studio album, Anomaly.


  • Third Eye Blind, Friday, September 1, 7pm: “Celebrating 20 years in the blind” this year, these alternative rockers are the voices behind chart-topping modern rock hits like “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper” and “How’s It Going to Be.” Following up their four best-selling albums, the band recently released We are Drugs.



  • The Doobie Brothers, Saturday, September 2, 7pm: Love for this American band has been handed down generation-to-generation, much like a treasured family heirloom. Today, grandchildren of original fans are still enjoying songs like “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes,” which lead the band’s deep catalog of hits, including five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.


  • Terry Fator, Sunday, September 3, 6pm, presented by KTUU Channel 2: Called the “voice of entertainment,” this Las Vegas Strip headliner and America’s Got Talent winner delights fans with his singing, comedy and amazing celebrity impressions of musical superstars such as Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more.


Additional information on the 2017 line-up, including ticket prices, bios, photos and performance samples, is available on the Fair website, alaskastatefair.org.


Tickets go on sale to the public next Friday, March 24 at 6 a.m. and there are four easy ways to buy:


  • Online at alaskastatefair.org and print at home. Convenience fees apply, and Fair admission is additional.
  • On the Fair’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/alaskastatefair.
  • On a mobile phone. Convenience fees apply, and Fair admission is additional.
  • The Borealis Box Office during the Fair. No convenience fees at the Fair box office. Fair admission additional.


The final four concerts will be announced on the Fair Facebook page and website.


For more information, please visit alaskastatefair.org or contact Dean Phipps, Fair director of marketing and communications, at dean@alaskastatefair.org or 907.746.7153.


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