Fair Announces First Four Acts in 2019 AT&T Concert Series
The Alaska State Fair announced the first four acts in the 2019 AT&T Concert Series: all-vocal country band Home Free on August 22, multi-platinum rockers Shinedown on August 23, popular country act Dustin Lynch on August 24, and soul/rock/pop powerhouse Tower of Power on August 28. All concerts take place rain or shine at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, August 22: Home Free. The all-vocal country band, Home Free, got its big break by winning the fourth season of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2013. Since then, the a cappella group has released four albums, including 2014’s Crazy Life, which reached #8 on the Country Albums chart, and their most recent album, Timeless, which came out in 2017. The five-member band performs all-vocal renditions of beloved country songs, like their most recent single, Travis Tritt’s “Great Day to be Alive.”
Friday, August 23: Shinedown. The multi-platinum, record-breaking rock band Shinedown has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, earned 11 platinum and gold singles and four platinum and gold albums, and amassed more than 1.5 billion total overall streams to date. The band’s most recent album, ATTENTION ATTENTION, features the #1 rock radio hits “DEVIL” and “GET UP.” Hailed for their high-octane live shows, the band is currently preparing for its 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour.
Saturday, August 24: Dustin Lynch. With a string of hits stretching back to 2012 and a red-hot live performance reputation, Dustin Lynch is one of the hottest acts in modern country music. His first two albums debuted at #1 and #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, and he’s racked up a string of #1s including “Where it’s At,” “Hell of a Night,” “Mind Reader,” “Seein’ Red,” “Small Town Boy” and, most recently, “Good Girl.” The Tullahoma, Tennessee, native released three new singles, “Ridin’ Roads,” “Red Dirt, Blue Eyes” and “Little Town Livin’” in March.
Wednesday, August 28: Tower of Power. Since forming in Oakland, California, in 1968, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a band of high-achieving musicians fluent in all realms of soul, rock and pop music coming together with the sophistication of a jazz big band. The band, which includes the world-famous, five-man Tower of Power Horns, has 24 previous releases, from their first album, East Bay Grease, in 1970 to their 50th anniversary release of Soul Side of Town in 2018.
Tickets for these four shows go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 29:
- Online at alaskastatefair.org and print at home.
- On the Fair’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/alaskastatefair.
- On a mobile phone.
Once again the Fair will offer the option to purchase concert tickets including Fair admission. The included admission is at a discounted price and good any day of the Fair. Concert-only tickets are still available for fairgoers who already have admission. Details on ticket options and pricing are available on the Fair website. Convenience fees apply on all concert ticket purchases.
Visit the Fair website, alaskastatefair.org, for additional information on the confirmed concerts, as well as future 2019 concert announcements.
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