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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2009

Additional Act Added to Grandstand Concert Series
Candy Coburn will join Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler and James Otto

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois State Fair officials are pleased to announce an addition to one of the state fair acts this August. Up and coming country artist Candy Coburn will join Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler and James Otto on Friday, August 21. With the addition of Coburn, the concert time has changed to from 8pm to 7pm with gates now opening at 6pm.  

Ticket prices will not change with the addition to this concert. Grandstand reserved seats and track tickets are available Monday through Friday at the Grandstand ticket office from 8am – 5pm or through Ticketmaster.  Tickets can be purchased either on the internet at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting any Ticketmaster outlet.  Ticket order forms can be downloaded on the Illinois State Fair website at www.illinoisstatefair.info

All adults and children 3 years of age and older must have a ticket for concerts and tractor pulls. All sales are final.  The fair does not provide refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases. The Illinois State Fair runs Aug. 14-23.    

DATE  PERFORMER               TICKET PRICES                 Reserved  Track
Aug. 14 Lynyrd Skynyrd with Bo Bice       $30-25-20  $30
Aug. 15 Kelly Clarkson with Eric Hutchinson       $30-25-20  $30     
Aug. 16 Josh Turner w/ Jamey Johnson & Chuck Wicks $20-17-15  $20 
Aug. 17 Illinois Symphony         Free Admission
Aug. 21 Montgomery Gentry w/ Kellie Pickler,      $28-23-20  $28
  James Otto and Candy Coburn
Aug. 22 Heart with The Bangles        $25-20  $25
Aug. 23 Alex & Nat Wolff with Tiffany Giardina      $15-10  $15
Aug. 22 USAC Silver Crown Series Auto Races       Adults $20       Children $10  
                      Day of event - $25
Aug. 23 ARCA Super Series Auto Races       Adults $20       Children $10
                      Day of event -$25



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