(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) â€“ The Missouri State Fair will once again host outstanding entertainment in the Pepsi Grandstand, Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce announced today in conjunction with Fair Director Mark Wolfe.
For the 112th Fair, the Pepsi Grandstand will feature eight music shows and three motorsports events. The concerts include performances by Jake Owen, Sara Evans, Joan Jett and MercyMe.
â€śThe Missouri State Fair is known for providing excellent entertainment, in addition to the top notch agricultural and youth exhibits,â€ť Fordyce said. â€śFairgoers will once again have the opportunity to make outstanding live music, from country to classic rock to contemporary Christian acts, part of their time at the Missouri State Fair.â€ť
Tickets to the Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstand concerts and events will go on sale through Ticketmaster starting at 9 a.m. Monday, June 16. The fairgroundsâ€™ box office will open at noon Wednesday, June 18.
The Fairâ€™s 2014 lineup includes Scotty McCreery and Kelsey K Aug. 7; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Black Stone Cherry Aug. 8; and Sara Evans and Joe Nichols Aug. 9. The Missouri Association Championship Truck and Tractor Pull will be the featured event in the venue Aug. 10 and 11.
Concerts will continue with Beatlemania Live Aug. 12; and Colt Ford opening for Florida Georgia Line Aug. 13. Aug. 14 will be An Evening with MercyMe, followed by Jake Owenâ€™s Days of Gold Tour starring Jake Owen and the Eli Young Band with special guest The Cadillac Three on Aug. 15. Halestorm will close out the Fairâ€™s concert series Aug. 16.
The final night of the Fair, Aug. 17, the Pepsi Grandstand will host the Missouri State Fair Protect the Harvest Summer Nationals Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.
Prices for the concerts and events are available at www.mostatefair.com, along with ordering information for Ticketmaster and the Fairâ€™s box office. The 112th Missouri State Fair, themed â€śHarvest the Fun!,â€ť will be held Aug. 7-17 in Sedalia. Visit the Fairâ€™s website for more information or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247). For more information on the Missouri Department of Agriculture and its programs, visit agriculture.mo.gov.