Alaska State Fair Announces Final Performers in 2011 AT&T Concert Series

Tickets Go on Sale TODAY!

The Alaska State Fair is pleased to announce the final entertainers confirmed for the 2011 AT&T Concert Series. All shows take place at the Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds, and are presented by AT&T. The newly added performers include:

Sunday, August 28: Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion Summer Love Tour
Celebrated author, storyteller, humorist and radio personality Garrison Keillor is best known as the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, heard on public radio stations across the country. His Summer Love Tour will include passionate duets, hot jazz, Catchup, English Majors and Poesy, as well as many favorite Prairie Home Companion elements including the latest News from Lake Wobegon. The shows will also feature singers Heather Masse and Sara Watkins, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and sound effects wizard Mr. Fred Newman. Show begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission, and $75 for reserved seating. Fair admission additional.

Friday, September 2: Staind
Heralded as "one of the biggest rock bands of the new millennium," Staind has released six studio albums and collected 10 Top 10 radio hits, including four #1 singles, since forming in 1995. Their latest album, 2008's The Illusion of Progress, featured the singles "Believe" and "All I Want." Previous hits included "Right Here," "So Far Away" and "It's Been Awhile." Frontman Aaron Lewis is also the voice behind the #1 country album Town Line, featuring the Top 20 single "Country Boy." The rockers are currently in the studio working on a new record. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission, and $60 for reserved. Fair admission additional. Please note there is no seating at this concert.

Saturday, September 3: Gabriel Iglesias
Known as the "fluffy" comic in a Hawaiian shirt, funnyman Gabriel Iglesias delivers premier stand-up comedy, incorporating stories, parodies, characters and sound effects, and featuring his perfect blend of impeccable voice skills and an uncanny knack for hilarious storytelling. Credits include NBC's "Last Comic Standing," ABC's "My Wife and Kids," and FOX TV's "The Family Guy." His latest special, "I'm Not Fat . I'm Fluffy," premiered on Comedy Central in 2009, building on the success of his previous special/DVD "Hot and Fluffy." Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission, and $60 for reserved seating. Fair admission additional.

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Sunday, September 4: OneRepublic
OneRepublic may have had a hit before they had an album, but these rockers have nothing to "Apologize" for. Since forming in 2002, the band has released two albums, including their 2007 gold-certified debut, Dreaming Out Loud, which featured the record-breaking, chart-topping hit "Apologize." Their 2009 follow-up album, Waking Up, included the lead single "All the Right Moves," as well as the radio favorite, "Secrets." Show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission, and $50 for reserved. Fair admission additional. Please note there is no seating at this concert.

These entertainers join the existing line-up, featuring:

 Thursday, August 25: Queensr├┐che
 Friday, August 26: Chevelle
 Saturday, August 27: Craig Morgan
 Monday, August 29: Foghat
 Tuesday, August 30: Charlie Daniels Band
 Wednesday, August 31: Rat Pack Revue
 Thursday, September 1: Uncle Kracker
 Monday, September 5: Colbie Caillat

Concert Ticket Information
Tickets for the newly added concerts go on sale to the general public today. Fairgoers can buy and print tickets online at alaskastatefair.org; purchase tickets using the free iPhone app from ETIX*, available at the iPhone app store or on iTunes; or get tickets at the Borealis Box Office during the Fair. Convenience fees apply. Fair admission is additional.

For more information and performer music samples, please visit alaskastatefair.org, Facebook.com/alaskastatefair or Twitter.com/alaskastatefair, email info@alaskastatefair.org or call 907.745.4827.

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* Only "best available" seats available through the ETIX app