State Fair en­ter­tain­ment lineup re­leased

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - BRAN­DON RID­DLE

The en­ter­tain­ment lineup for this year’s State Fair is set to in­clude a mix­ture of mu­si­cians whose ca­reers largely date to the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s.

Per­form­ers on this year’s lineup in­clude rapper Coo­lio and lead singer Vince Neil of heavy metal band Mot­ley Crue, which per­formed its fi­nal show in 2015.

Arkansas-based “rock­a­billy” band Sonny Burgess & The Pac­ers, which was formed in the 1950s, is also set to per­form.

Other mu­si­cians on the lineup are lead singer Ann Wil­son of rock band Heart, gui­tarist Tom Keifer of rock band Cin­derella, rapper Ju­ve­nile, soul artist Fred­die Jack­son, in­die pop band AJR and county singer Keith An­der­son.

The 78th an­nual State Fair is sched­uled over an 11-day pe­riod this year, with events sched­uled Oct. 12-22 at the fair­grounds off West Roo­sevelt Road in Lit­tle Rock.

En­try into all con­certs is in­cluded with gate ad­mis­sion.

Premium con­cert tick­ets, which range from $15 to $25, went on sale to­day. Party deck seat­ing is also avail­able costs from $25 to $50, of­fi­cials said.

The sched­ule for Main Stage acts is:

■ NEXT: 8 p.m., Oct. 12.

■ Vince Neil of Mot­ley Crue: 8 p.m., Oct. 13.

■ AJR: 3 p.m., Oct. 14.

■ Sav­ing Abel: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 14.

■ Pud­dle of Mudd: 8 p.m., Oct. 14.

■ Ju­ve­nile: 7 p.m., Oct. 15.

■ Fred­die Jack­son: 8 p.m., Oct. 17.

■ Tracy Lawrence: 8 p.m., Oct. 18.

■ Sonny Burgess & The Leg­endary Pac­ers: 7 p.m., Oct. 19.

■ Ann Wil­son of Heart: 8 p.m., Oct. 19.

■ Tom Keifer of Cin­derella: 8 p.m., Oct. 20.

■ Keith An­der­son: 6 p.m., Oct. 21.

■ Coo­lio: 7 p.m., Oct. 22. More in­for­ma­tion about the fair is avail­able at its web­site, http://www. arkansasstate­fair.com/ or by call­ing (501) 372-8341.

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