State Fair
August 23 - September 3, 2018

Doobie Brothers

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  • September 2, 20177:00 pm

Love for this American band has been handed down generation-to-generation, much like a treasured family heirloom. Today, grandchildren of original fans are still enjoying songs like “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes,” which lead the band’s deep catalog of hits, including five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.

Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply.



Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 1971, The Doobie Brothers have continued to write, record and perform, developing a loyal fan base that today spans generations.

Described as an American band, they cover everything from blues, R&B and country to bluegrass and rock ‘n roll. While the band has stayed fresh and unpredictable over the years, they have also remained true to their deep American musical roots. Their multi-layered signature sound weaves in sweet three-part harmonies and rootsy, introspective, acoustic flavors.

The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, have won four Grammy Awards and selling more than 48 million records worldwide (including three multi-platinum, seven platinum and 14 gold albums).

Their No. 1 gold-certified singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes” lead a deep catalog of hits including “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me” and “The Doctor.” In all, The Doobies have tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits.

Known for their dynamic live performances, the band plays close to 100 shows a year, touring worldwide and delighting concertgoers of all ages.

Ticket Info

Concert ticket prices do not include Fair admission. Convenience fees apply. Babes-in-arms admitted for free; children aged 2 and up must have a ticket. During the Fair, concert tickets may also be purchased on the fairgrounds at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Box Office, adjacent to the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre.

Theatre Info

The ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre is an open-air theatre; shows take place rain or shine. Both entrance gates open approximately one hour prior to the show. Personal chairs, professional grade cameras, cameras with detachable lenses and recording devices are strictly prohibited.

There are 2 entry gates to the theatre; a “wet” gate directly into the alcohol consumption areas and a “dry” gate accessible by all ages. If you enter through the “dry” gate, you may cross into the “wet” area once you’re inside the theatre. To access any area with alcohol consumption, including entering through the “wet” gate, you must be 21 or over and present a valid photo ID, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and present a valid photo ID.

Seating Info

There are “wet” (alcohol consumption permitted) and “dry” (no alcohol) areas. To enter the “wet” area, you must be aged 21 or older and present a valid photo ID, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and present a valid photo ID. Wheelchair accessible seating areas are available in both the reserved and lawn areas. Some concerts have chairs in the reserved area. There are no chairs in the lawn area.  Limited bleacher seating is available on the “wet” side of the lawn area. Please check each concert page for more information.

Author: Betty Shadura

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