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See new and classic stars free in concert at Kentucky State Fair




Fans of bands like Coldplay and Kings of Leon will like the indie rock group Young the Giant, one of several new and classic acts who can be seen free of charge at the Kentucky State Fair later this month.

Fans of bands like Coldplay and Kings of Leon will like the indie rock group Young the Giant, one of several new and classic acts who can be seen free of charge at the Kentucky State Fair later this month.

The Kentucky State Fair’s free concert series will once again allow music fans to relive their glory days with classic hits and experience new and upcoming acts that are on the verge of super-stardom.

This year’s free concert line-up will allow fans to witness the next big thing with artists such as Jake Owen and Hot Chelle Rae and break out their 80’s aqua-net with Cinderella.

The following concerts are free with paid admission to the State Fair. All shows begin at 8 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Gates open at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 16 – Cinderella with Sebastian Bach

• Friday, August 17 – Keith Sweat with Robbie Bartlett

• Saturday, August 18 – Hot Chelle Rae with Twenty One Pilots

• Sunday, August 19 – Oak Ridge Boys with Jimmy Fortune

• Monday, August 20 – Newsboys with Sanctus Real

• Tuesday, August 21 – Ronnie Milsap with BJ Thomas

• Wednesday, August 22 – Jake Owen with Florida Georgia Line

• Thursday, August 23 – Happy Together Tour with Turtles, Grass Roots, Gary Puckett, Buckinghams and Micky Dolenz

• Friday, August 24 – Young the Giant

• Saturday, August 25 Justin Moore with Colt Ford

Bringing an alternative twist to the group is the band Young the Giant. This indie rock group released their self titled debut album in 2010. Their first two singles, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup”, reached the top five U.S. Alternative Song chart. Pop culture blog 411mania said, “Their influences are worn on their sleeves throughout, and the result is a sound that’s somewhat like a middle ground between Coldplay and latter-day Kings of Leon.”

Hot Chelle Rae recently opened for Taylor Swift in her “Speak Now” tour.

Country music star Justin Moore can be noted for hits such as, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”, “How I Got to Be This Way”, and “Small Town USA”.

Jake Owen, who has made a name for himself in the Country music scene by touring with Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley.

Cinderella will also be transporting fans back to the hair band days with their glam metal and blue-rock sounds. They have sold over 20 million albums.


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