April 19, 2024

Kansas State Fair announces grandstand concerts for 2019

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Kansas State Fair has announced it’s first acts of it’s 2019 Grandstand stage concert series. The 107th annual fair will take place September 6-15 at the fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

Nashville songwriter and Kansas native Nicolle Galyon will kick off the 10-day event on September 6. Galyon grew up just 30 miles northwest of Hutchinson in Sterling. Galyon has wrote songs for Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and others. In February, Galyon was honored with a Country Music Association Triple Play Award, whichhonors songwriters who have achieved three No. 1 hits in a one-year period.

Galyon will be the opening act for longtime radio personality Bobby Bones, who will perform with his comedy show ‘Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots’.

Country singer and songwriter Billy Currington will perform on the big stage on Saturday night. Currington has 11 No. 1 hits, including “We Are Tonight”, “Hey Girl”, “Must Be Doin’ Something Right”, and “People Are Crazy”.

Other Notables — Rock band “Skillet”, country singers Lauren Alaina with Mitchell Tenpenny

“We look atour Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand lineup as a unique collection,” said Kansas State Fair Manager Robin Jennison in a release. “And, it is fitting to open the Kansas State Fair — a place where we showcase the best of Kansas — with Kansas’ Nicolle Galyon.”

Friday, Sept. 6 — Galyon and the comedy act Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots

Saturday, Sept. 7 — Billy Currington

Sunday, Sept. 8 — Skillet

Wednesday, Sept. 11 — Contemporary Christian singers Francesca Battistelli and Zach Williams

Friday, Sept. 13 — Lauren Alaina with Mitchell Tenpenny

Saturday, Sept. 14 — TBA

All grandstand concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go onsale at 8 a.m. Friday,April 5.Fans can snag tickets one day earlier, on April 4, by signing up for the fair’s email listonwww.KansasStateFair.com.Prices include gate admission if purchased by Aug. 11.

The fair is still finalizing its Saturday, Sept. 14 grandstand act. Meanwhile, two free concerts,which will take place at Bretz and Young InjuryLawyers Arena, will be announced later this spring.

Please be cautious when purchasing tickets. Etix is the only authorized seller for fair tickets. Tickets can be purchased through Etix by visiting the Kansas State Fair’s website—www.kansasstatefair.com; by phone at 620-669-3618 or by stopping in the ticket office in the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson. The ticket office opens from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. April 5 and 6 to accommodate fans. Regular box office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.