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Newsboys with special guest Adam Agee

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Newsboys with special guest Adam Agee

Tickets on sale to general public Friday, June 21, 10 a.m.

Palmer, Alaska – Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Christian supergroup, the Newsboys, are the latest addition to the line-up at the Alaska State Fair’s 2019 AT&T Concert Series. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21.

The Newsboys have defined Christian music for more than two decades. Along the way, they’ve sold more than 10 million units and amassed eight gold certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four Grammy nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Their latest album, United, debuted in May of this year, featuring the hit single, “Greatness of Our God.” Opening for Newsboys is Adam Agee, former front man to the iconic Christian Rock group Audio Adrenaline.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21, Newsboys tickets will be available:

The Newsboys join the 10 previously announced concerts: all-vocal country band Home Free on August 22, multi-platinum rockers Shinedown on August 23, hot country act Dustin Lynch on August 24, iconic classic rock band KANSAS on August 25, soul/rock/pop powerhouse Tower of Power on August 28, eclectic Slightly Stoopid on August 29, Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys on August 30, platinum-selling country artist Cole Swindell on August 31, comedian Jeff Foxworthy on September 1, and distinctive singer/songwriter Elle King on September 2. Tickets for these shows are currently available on the Fair website, alaskastatefair.org. All concerts take place rain or shine at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds.

Once again, the Fair will offer the option to purchase concert tickets including Fair admission.The included admission is at a discounted price and good any day of the Fair. Concert tickets including Fair admission must be purchased by August 21. Concert-only tickets are still available for fairgoers who already have admission. Details on ticket options and pricing are available on the Fair website. Convenience fees apply on all concert ticket purchases.

Visit the Fair website, alaskastatefair.org, for additional information on the confirmed concerts, and watch for the final 2019 concert announcement. For more information, please contact MK Keefe, marketing and communications manager, at mk@alaskastatefair.org or 907-746-7166.

Enter our Crazy Good Sweepstakes and Win Concert Tickets

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Enter our Crazy Good Sweepstakes and Win Concert Tickets

Enter to Win Free Fair Concert Tickets Starting Today!

Here at the Alaska State Fair, we think the only thing better than going to a concert … is going to a concert FOR FREE (and taking a friend)! That’s why we’re giving away two concert tickets (plus a whole bunch of other great stuff) EVERY WEEK for 12 weeks as part of our AT&T Concert Series Crazy Good Sweepstakes. And you can enter starting today!

Wondering who you can win tickets to see? Check out the prize drawing schedule:

  • June 10 – June 14, 2019: Home Free
  • June 17 – June 21, 2019: Shinedown (Enter now!)
  • June 24 – June 28, 2019: Dustin Lynch
  • July 1 – July 5, 2019: Kansas
  • July 8 – July 12, 2019: Day at the Fair
  • July 15 – July 19, 2019: Newsboys
  • July 22 – July 26, 2019: Tower of Power
  • July 29 – August 2, 2019: Slightly Stoopid
  • August 5 – August 9, 2019: Dropkick Murphy’s
  • August 12 – August 16, 2019: Cole Swindell
  • August 19 – August 23, 2019: Jeff Foxworthy
  • August 26 – August 30, 2019: Elle King

Interested? We hope so! Here’s what you need to know to enter:

  • You can enter once a day starting at noon today, Monday, June 10, until noon on Friday, August 30.
  • You can earn one bonus entry by sending a Tweet, and another bonus entry for every Facebook friend who enters!
  • To enter, just complete the entry form.
  • You must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident to enter.
  • Make sure you check out the official rules for more details.

Get entering and good luck!

And here’s the fine print we have to mention:

Sweepstakes Official Rules

CRAZY GOOD SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  • Sponsor: Alaska State Fair, Inc.
  • Administrator: Alaska State Fair, Inc., 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645
  • Eligibility: The “Crazy Good” Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, board members and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor, Administrator, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Promotion or supplying the prizes, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win any prize. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. Void in CA, UT, TN, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories or possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. The validity of the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the State of Alaska. The Sponsor retains the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of these Official Rules, including any ambiguities. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and discretionary. With respect to any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Contest, the parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Alaska, State of Alaska, or to the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.
  • Promotion Schedule: The entry period begins on or about 11:59:59 a.m. Alaska Daylight Savings Time (AKDT) on Monday, June 10, 2019, and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. AKDT on Friday, August 30, 2019 (“Entry Period”). All online entries must be received and recorded by Sponsor’s computer by 11:59:59 a.m. on each entry day to be eligible to win. Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for the Promotion.
  • Promotion Entry: To enter, go to www.facebook.com/alaskastatefair and click the “Sweepstakes” tab or follow the entry link on www.alaskastatefair.org and follow the instructions to complete the entry form. You will be asked to provide your email address, date of birth, name and phone number. Provision of information online is governed by Alaska State Fair’s privacy policy, which may be viewed at http://www.alaskastatefair.org/site/privacy-policy/. Sponsor grants to entrants the limited, non-transferable right to use its trademarks solely for purposes of participating in this Promotion; such right will expire at the end of the Promotion. Any other use of Sponsor’s trademarks will be considered a violation of Sponsor’s intellectual property rights.
  • Limit one (1) Promotion entry per person or email address per day. Multiple entries in excess of this limitation or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of all entries by such person. Entrants can earn one (1) bonus entry if user sends Tweet and one (1) bonus entry per Facebook friend who enters.
  • Entries must be manually key-stroked; use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Promotion (in whole or in part) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, governmental regulation (including failure of one or more governmental entities to timely approve Promotion in accordance with applicable alcohol beverage regulations) or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion (including but not limited to terminating/suspending the Promotion in one or more jurisdictions). In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Promotion and award prizes in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
  • Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Promotion will be posted on the Sponsor’s website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Promotion. Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Promotion and/or prevent others from participating in the Promotion.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

Sweepstakes Prize, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”):

  • June 10 – June 14, 2019: Home Free
  • June 17 – June 21, 2019: Shinedown
  • June 24 – June 28, 2019: Dustin Lynch
  • July 1 – July 5, 2019: Kansas
  • July 8 – July 12, 2019: Day at the Fair
  • July 15 – July 19, 2019: Newsboys
  • July 22 – July 26, 2019: Tower of Power
  • July 29 – August 2, 2019: Slightly Stoopid
  • August 5 – August 9, 2019: Dropkick Murphy’s
  • August 12 – August 16, 2019: Cole Swindell
  • August 19 – August 23, 2019: TBA
  • August 26 – August 30, 2019: Elle King

One prize will be awarded once a week for 12 weeks beginning Monday, June 10, 2019. Enter daily to win (once per person or email address per day) via the Alaska State Fair website or Facebook page. Entrants can earn one (1) bonus entry if user sends Tweet and one (1) bonus entry per Facebook friend who enters.

Prizes (12 winners):

2 Meet & greets to one of the Alaska State Fair’s AT&T Concert Series shows*
2 Reserved admission tickets to that concert
2 Daily Fair admission tickets
1 Premier daily parking permit
2 Meal vouchers**
1 Sheet of carnival ride tickets

*All meet & greets are subject to change and/or cancellation. Sponsor reserves the right to deny entrance to the meet & greets at any time.

**Good at participating food vendors.

Prize will be available for pick-up at Green Gate Will Call on the Alaska State Fairgrounds or mailed directly to the winners. Winner is solely responsible for all other expenses related to the Prize not specified herein. Airfare and/or transportation to the Alaska State Fair is not included. No substitution or transfer of Prize except with Sponsor’s written permission or where required by law. If for any reason announced Prize becomes unavailable, Sponsor in its sole discretion may award a substitute Prize of equal or greater value. Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive a 1099 tax form reflecting actual value of Prize, if required by law.

Potential Prize winners will be notified by email. Failure to respond to the initial verification email within two (2) days after notification or return of email notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts will result in disqualification. Potential Prize winners will be required to sign and return within five (5) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release where allowed by law. If the Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification and Publicity Release (or any other required documents) are not returned to Sponsor within specified time period, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any online entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting email account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

  • General Conditions: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Acceptance of Prize constitutes Prize winner’s permission for Sponsor, Administrator and their respective successors, representatives and assigns to use their name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence in programming, advertising, trade and/or promotional material or on a winner’s list without compensation or notice, to the extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
  • Limitation of Liability: By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of Prize. No more than the Prizes stated above will be awarded. By supplying email addresses, entrants are automatically opted in to receive exclusive discounts, news and new product information from Sponsors via email in the future.
  • Disputes: To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Alaska or an appropriate Alaska State Court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Alaska, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Alaska or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Alaska.
  • Winner’s List: For the name of the Prize winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Alaska State Fair, Attention: Crazy Good Sweepstakes, 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645 for receipt no later than Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY.

*All meet and greets are subject to change and/or cancellation. Sponsor reserves the right to deny entrance to the meet and greets at any time.

**Meal vouchers good at participating food vendors.

Fill out the form below to enter!

Alaska State Fair Camping

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Alaska State Fair Camping

Technical Difficulties. Phones down. Please use 907.746.2699

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Technical Difficulties. Phones down. Please use 907.746.2699

The Fair phone system is down due to a recent power outage. Staff can be reached by email. We hope to have the system back up next week. In the meantime, if you need to speak with someone in person please call 907.746.2699.

Work all 12 days of the Fair with a fun and exciting crew and get to see behind the scenes!

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Work all 12 days of the Fair with a fun and exciting crew and get to see behind the scenes!

Nominations sought for the 2019 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year

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Nominations sought for the 2019 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year

(Palmer, AK) – The Alaska Division of Agriculture invites the public to submit nominations for the 20th Annual Farm Family of the Year award, which will be presented at the 2019 Alaska State Fair.

With support from Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, the Alaska State Fair established the award in 2000 to honor an Alaska farm family that epitomizes the spirit of the industry, and to show appreciation for hard-working Alaskans committed to agriculture and aquaculture.

The Farm Family of the Year selection committee includes representatives from the University of Alaska, the agriculture industry, and several state and federal agricultural agencies.

Nominations should include details about the family and fulfill the following criteria:

  • Production of quality Alaska Grown products (not based on quantity)
  • Community involvement (e.g. civic organizations, school, sports, church)
  • Involvement in agricultural industry organizations (local, state, and federal)
  • Overall farm family image, farming history, and unique or special production

Nominations are due by June 30, 2019 and can be submitted by mail, email, or fax to:

Johanna Herron, Market Access and Food Safety Manager
Alaska Division of Agriculture 1800 Glenn Hwy, Suite 12
Palmer, AK 99645
johanna.herron@alaska.gov
Phone: (907) 631-1593
Fax: (907) 745-7112

Two More 2019 Concerts Announced at Fair Annual Meeting, Members elect three board members

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Two More 2019 Concerts Announced at Fair Annual Meeting, Members elect three board members

Members also elect three board members at May 15 meeting

At the Alaska State Fair 2019 Annual Membership meeting, held at Raven Hall on the fairgrounds last night, we were pleased to announce two more concerts that will be part of the 2019 AT&T Concert Series: Slightly Stoopid on Thursday, Aug. 29, and Jeff Foxworthy on Sunday, Sept. 1.

At the meeting, Fair members also voted to elect three members to the Fair board of directors. Out of a pool of nine candidates, incumbent Stephen Brown, Aryne Randall and John Harkey were elected to serve three-year terms on the board.

Tickets to the following newly announced concerts go on sale to the general public Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m.:

Thursday, August 29: Slightly Stoopid. The Ocean Beach, California-based band, Slightly Stoopid, is known for their eclectic, genre-mashing sound and unique collaborations with other artists. Now in their second decade of making music, the group continues to create energizing, multifaceted music that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.”

Sunday, September 1: Jeff Foxworthy. Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that. He is the largest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of 26 books. He’s hosted or starred in five TV series and was also a part of one of the most successful comedy tours of all time, The Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24, you can purchase tickets to see Slightly Stoopid and Jeff Foxworthy:

Slightly Stoopid and Jeff Foxworthy join the eight previously announced concerts: all-vocal country band Home Free on August 22, multi-platinum rockers Shinedown on August 23, hot country act Dustin Lynch on August 24, iconic classic rock band KANSAS on August 25, soul/rock/pop powerhouse Tower of Power on August 28, Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys on August 30, platinum-selling country artist Cole Swindell on August 31, and distinctive singer/songwriter Elle King on September 2. Tickets for these shows are currently available on our website.

Once again, we’re offering the option to purchase concert tickets including Fair admission. The included admission is at a discounted price and good any day of the Fair. Concert tickets including Fair admission must be purchased by August 21. Concert-only tickets are still available for fairgoers who already have admission. Details on ticket options and pricing are available on our website. Convenience fees apply on all concert ticket purchases. All concerts take place rain or shine at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds.

Visit our website for additional information on the confirmed concerts, and watch for the final two 2019 concert announcements!

Are you the next Alaska State Fair Queen?

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Are you the next Alaska State Fair Queen?

$6,000 Awarded in Fair Scholarships

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$6,000 Awarded in Fair Scholarships

Fair Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

$6,000 Awarded to Five Alaska High School Students

Congratulations to the five high school students selected as recipients of the Alaska State Fair 2019 scholarships! This year, we received 61 applications and selected five students to receive scholarships totaling $6,000.

1st Place, $2,500: Sofia Main.

Sofia is graduating this year from Service High School in Anchorage, and will pursue a bachelor’s of computer science degree at the University of Notre Dame. “I want to become a computer scientist to create more effective and affordable assistive technology. My firsthand experience of seeing how assistive technology helps students with disabilities educationally and socially pushes me to make assistive technology even better,” she said. In her Fair essay, Sofia proposed a new event titled “Garbage Can, Not Garbage Cannot,” which would involve high schools decorating Fair garbage cans with a goal to expand student participation in the Fair and provide enjoyable and educational art around the fairgrounds.

2nd Place, $1,500: Maria Parez.

Maria is a senior graduating from Service High School in Anchorage, and plans to attend the University of Rochester. She is also part of the Biomedical Career Academy, and volunteered 100 hours at Providence Alaska Medical Center last year. In her application essay, Maria explained her idea for a kids’ scavenger hunt at the Fair, in which young fairgoers would explore the fairgrounds, learning about Alaska history, animals and safety, and visit vendor booths, with a side benefit of increasing traffic and sales for participating vendors. “A scavenger hunt would serve as a great way to give families something to do at the Fair while educating children,” Maria wrote.

3rd Place, $1,000: Collin Herbert.

Collin is a senior at Colony High School in Palmer, where is he also a member of the Thee Colony High School Marching Band. After graduating, Collin will attend the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. “Music has become my life and my life goal. I want to gain as much knowledge as I can to come back to Alaska and inspire our youth here the way that I have been inspired,” he said. In his essay, Collin suggested an interactive musical exhibit showcasing different musical genres with information, instruments and hands-on activities, with a goal to “positively impact relational connections as well as educate the community on the history of musical genres.”

Honorable mention, $500: Citshiab Yang.

Citshiab is a junior at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, and plans to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage. The first in her family to attend college, Citchiab’s career goal is to become a dermatologist. In her essay, Citshiab explained her idea for a booth at the Fair where she would share her Hmong culture through food, clothing, music and an informational poster. “I believe that my culture should be known,” she wrote. “Alaska is such a diverse community and the Fair brings everyone there. It is the best time to let others know who the Hmong people are.”

Honorable mention, $500: Wyatt Chadwick.

Wyatt is a senior at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, where he will graduate as the school’s salutatorian this year. An athlete and Eagle Scout, Wyatt plans to attend Utah State University. In his humorous essay, Wyatt (who recently discovered his unique talent of balancing things like chairs on his chin) encouraged the Fair to create a balancing act to entertain fairgoers and give them an opportunity to try balancing for themselves. “Nothing is better than hearing someone walk around a corner and shout at you, ‘What the heck! You have a chair on your chin!’” Wyatt quipped.

Fair scholarships are open to all Alaska junior and senior high school students who plan to attend college or vocational school. The next call for applications will be made in early 2019. Watch our website or contact Kelly Larson at 907.746.7164 or kelly@alaskastatefair.org for more details.

Four Acts Join Fair’s 2019 AT&T Concert Series Line-Up

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Four Acts Join Fair’s 2019 AT&T Concert Series Line-Up


Tickets on sale to general public Friday, April 26, 10 a.m.

Four more hot acts recently joined the Alaska State Fair 2019 AT&T Concert Series line-up! Help us give a warm Alaska welcome to the iconic classic rock band KANSAS on August 25, Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys on August 30, platinum-selling country artist Cole Swindell on August 31, and distinctive singer/songwriter Elle King on September 2. All concerts take place rain or shine at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds. Set a reminder – tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

Sunday, August 25: KANSASWith a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS is undeniably one of America’s most iconic classic rock bands. With roots in Topeka, the band released their debut album in 1974, and has gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. KANSAS is currently touring the U.S. and Canada, and their hits like “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind” continue to be staples on classic rock radio. 

Friday, August 30: Dropkick MurphysSince forming in 1996, Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys have sold 7 million albums worldwide, with 2005’s The Warrior’s Code achieving gold certification and featuring the smash single, “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” Known for their loud, energetic shows, the band has hosted sold-out concerts at most of Boston’s landmarks, and been invited to share the stage with everyone from Foo Fighters to Bruce Springsteen to Mumford & Sons. The band is currently touring in support of their 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory album, released in 2017, when it debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200.

Saturday, August 31: Cole Swindell. Platinum-selling country recording artist and record-breaking singer/songwriter Cole Swindell has a lot of hits to his name, from songwriting credits like “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line, “Get Me Some of That” by Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan’s #1 single, “Roller Coaster,” to his own #1 singles including “Chillin’ It,” “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” “Let Me See Ya Girl,” “You Should Be Here,” “Middle of a Memory” and “Flatliner.”

Monday, September 2: Elle KingA unique and distinctive artist, singer/songwriter Elle King blends pop, blues, rock and roll, and country into a sound that’s all her own. Her 2015 debut album featured the #1 “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned King two Grammy nominations and was certified double platinum. The Ohio-born, New York-raised artist was also featured on Dierks Bentley’s Grammy-nominated, #1 Country Airplay hit, “Different for Girls.” King released her follow-up album, Shake the Spirit, in October 2018.

Get your tickets for these four shows starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26:• Online at alaskastatefair.org and print at home. • On the Fair’s Facebook page.• On your mobile phone. 

Remember, this year you once again have the option to purchase concert tickets including Fair admission. The included admission is at a discounted price and good any day of the Fair. Concert tickets including Fair admission must be purchased by August 21. Concert-only tickets are still available for fairgoers who already have admission. Details on ticket options and pricing are available on our website. Convenience fees apply on all concert ticket purchases. 

The four newly announced acts join the previously announced concerts: all-vocal country band Home Free on August 22, multi-platinum rockers Shinedown on August 23, hot country act Dustin Lynch on August 24, and soul/rock/pop powerhouse Tower of Power on August 28. Tickets for these shows are currently available on the Fair website