Entertainers Announced for Alaska State Fair's 2012 AT&T Concert Series

Tickets On Sale Today

Styx
Styx
  • Styx
    Styx
    Styx
    Styx
  • George Thorogood %& the Destroyers
    George Thorogood %& the Destroyers
    George Thorogood %& the Destroyers
    George Thorogood %& the Destroyers
  • Jo Dee Messina
    Jo Dee Messina
    Jo Dee Messina
    Jo Dee Messina
  • Hot Chelle Rae
    Hot Chelle Rae
    Hot Chelle Rae
    Hot Chelle Rae
  • Jeff Dunham
    Jeff Dunham
    Jeff Dunham
    Jeff Dunham
  • Theory of a Deadman
    Theory of a Deadman
    Theory of a Deadman
    Theory of a Deadman

The Alaska State Fair is pleased to announce the entertainers confirmed to date for the 2012 AT&T Concert Series. All shows take place at the Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds, and are presented by AT&T. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, March 23. The schedule for the 2012 AT&T Concert Series includes:

 

Thursday, August 23: Creed. The rockers behind hits like “My Own Prison,” “Torn,” “What’s this Life For,” “One,” “Higher,” “With Arms Wide Open,” “My Sacrifice” and “One Last Breath” are reunited and looking toward a bright future. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 for reserved, and $35 for general admission. Fair admission additional. Please note there is no seating at this concert.

 

Friday, August 24: Theory of a Deadman. This platinum-selling Vancouver quartet tells hard-rocking stories of good times, bad times and everything in between through songs like their #1 hit “Bad Girlfriend” and crowd favorites like “So Happy,” “Not Meant to Be” and “By the Way.” Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 for reserved, and $35 for general admission. Fair admission additional. Please note there is no seating at this concert.

 

Sunday, August 26: Styx. “Come Sail Away” with these “Renegade” rockers, known for big hit singles and classic rock radio standards like “Lady,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Fooling Yourself” and “Too Much Time on My Hands.” Show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 for reserved seating, and $40 for general admission. Fair admission additional.

 

Tuesday, August 28: Jo Dee Messina. Hits like “Bye Bye,” “I’m Alright,” “Stand Beside Me,” “Lesson in Leavin,’” “Bring on the Rain” and “My Give a Damn’s Busted” cemented this singer-songwriter’s reputation as one of country’s most loved hit-makers. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for reserved seating, and $35 for general admission. Fair admission additional.

 

Wednesday, August 29: The Avett Brothers. With songs like “Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise” and “I and Love and You,” this trio delivers a “rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop – even a jab of punk-style dynamics.” Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for reserved, and $35 for general admission. Fair admission additional. Please note there is no seating at this concert.

 

Thursday, August 30: Jeff Dunham. Entertainer Jeff Dunham and his entourage of signature characters have created a unique blend of stand-up comedy and ventriloquism that has Time Magazine calling him “the most popular comedian in the United States.” Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 for reserved seating, and $45 for general admission. Fair admission additional.


Saturday, September 1: George Thorogood & the Destroyers. This “Bad to the Bone” blues/rock guitarist will have audiences singing “Who Do You Love” and ordering up “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 for reserved seating, and $35 for general admission. Fair admission additional.

 

Monday, September 3: Hot Chelle Rae. This young, Nashville-based pop quartet is all about “feel-good, windows-down tunes” like their chart-topper “Tonight Tonight” and brand new single “I Like it Like That.” Show begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $45 for reserved, and $20 for general admission. Fair admission additional. Please note there is no seating at this concert.

 

Details on the final four concerts are being finalized, and will be announced soon on the Fair website, blog and Facebook page. Who would you like to see perform at the Fair? Comment on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alaskastatefair.org.

 

Ticket Information

Concert tickets go on sale to the general public today, Friday, March 23. Fairgoers can buy and print tickets online at alaskastatefair.org and at facebook.com/alaskastatefair; purchase tickets using the free iPhone app from ETIX, available at the iPhone app store or on iTunes (please note that only “best available” seats are available through the ETIX app); or get tickets at the Borealis Box Office on the fairgrounds during the Fair. Convenience fees apply, with the exception of tickets purchased at the Borealis Box Office, which does not charge fees.

 

Fair admission is additional; fairgoers are encouraged to take advantage of money-saving offers, such as the Fair season pass, also available starting today at alaskastatefair.org.

 

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.