Arkansas State Fair Music Lineup Announced

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) – The music lineup for the 77th annual Arkansas State Fair was announced today by fair officials. 

This year’s event is scheduled for October 14 – 23.      

Ralph Shoptaw, general manager, said the entertainment on the Wendy’s Main Stage will offer something for every musical taste.

“We are excited about our headliner concerts this year,” stated Shoptaw.  “We’re bringing in some great classic rock performers, some legendary country acts, some alternative rock bands and several popular R&B acts.”

Featured Concerts for the 2016 Arkansas State Fair:

Friday, October 14, 8 pm:  Bret Michaels
Saturday, October 15, 6:30 pm:  Trapt and Saliva
Sunday, October 16, 7 pm:  Mystikal
Tuesday, October 18, 8 pm:  Rick Springfield
Wednesday, October 19, 8 pm:  Al B. Sure!
Thursday, October 20, 8 pm:  Clint Black
Friday, October 21, 8 pm:  Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Saturday, October 22, 6 pm:  Collin Raye
Sunday, October 23, 6 pm:  After 7

Shoptaw added that every concert at the Arkansas State Fair is free with gate admission. 

“Unlike many fairs and festivals, we continue to offer our patrons this amazing musical entertainment at no extra charge.  Once you’re in the gate, all of our concerts are free.  We do offer upgrade seating and exclusive deck packages at an additional charge for those who are interested in a VIP experience.”

Premium concert tickets go on sale Friday, July 22, at

The fair is Arkansas’ largest attraction, drawing more than 470,000 visitors last year.  

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