Entertainers Confirmed for 2013 Concert Series

We’re ready to announce the complete line-up for the 2013 AT&T Concert Series at the Alaska State Fair – and we think it was worth the wait! Joining the concert series are hip-hop artist and rapper Kendrick Lamar, and iconic rocker Bret Michaels with “The Voice” runner-up Terry McDermott

Thursday, August 29: Kendrick Lamar. Buy tickets now! Hailed by Pollstar as “the hottest hip-hop artist in the country,” Compton-raised rapper Kendrick Lamar first stepped into a recording booth at 16 – finding his voice as well as a safe haven from the violence in his neighborhood. His latest album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, tells his story with songs like “Don’t Kill My Vibe” featuring Jay Z, and “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake. Lamar shared more of his story during a recent Skype chat with Bethel high school students after they won a national education contest.

Sunday, September 1: Bret Michaels, with opening act Terry McDermott. Buy tickets now! Bret Michaels achieved massive worldwide success as the Poison frontman, as a solo artist and as a reality star. The iconic rocker is the voice of Poison’s #1 hit, “Every Rose has its Thorn,” as well as his #1 solo album, Custom Built. Fans will also know him from NBC’s hit “Celebrity Apprentice” and VH1’s “Rock of Love” and “Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It.”

Opening for Michaels is singer-songwriter Terry McDermott, the “shaggy Scottish rocker” who made his mark as the runner-up on NBC’s “The Voice” Season 3.

These performers complete the 2013 AT&T Concert Series line-up, which now features:

Although not part of the AT&T Concert Series, the Fair is also pleased to announce that the Young Dubliners will be performing and the show is FREE with Fair admission. These Celtic rockers get fans on their feet with a fusion of traditional Irish music and modern rock for a unique, high-energy sound. The concert takes place Saturday, August 31 at 5 p.m. at the Woodlot Stage.

Want more info on this year’s performers? Check out our blog, Facebook page and website for in-depth information, including ticket prices, bios, photos and performance samples. You can also sign up to receive email or mobile concert updates on our website.

Tickets for all concerts are on sale NOW and there are three easy ways to buy:

  • Online at alaskastatefair.org and print at home. Convenience fees apply, and Fair admission is additional.
  • The free iPhone app from ETIX (download at the app store!). Please note that only “best available” seats are available through the ETIX app. Convenience fees apply, and Fair admission is additional.
  • The Kendall Toyota of Anchorage Borealis Box Office during the Fair. (Did we mention there are no convenience fees at the box office? Fair admission additional.)

As Fair admission is additional to all concert ticket prices, be sure to take advantage of money-saving offers, like our 2013 season pass and admission six-pack, which are available now for purchase on the Fair website and through ETIX.

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