Concert announcements for the Missouri State Fair are eagerly anticipated every year, especially for me, since I’ve never even been to the State Fair! This year’s line-up for the Pepsi Grandstand has some returning favorites, and up-and-coming artists that the whole family will be able to enjoy! “Come Home”, and enjoy a concert at the Pepsi Grandstand!
This year’s lineup includes –
Thursday, August 10- Sawyer Brown and Royal Wade Kimes
I grew up listening to Sawyer Brown with my parents (like I’m sure many other twenty-somethings did). This is a show I don’t want to miss!
Friday, August 11- Halestorm and Skylar Grey
Grammy-Award winning rock artists Halestorm brings you fan favorites like “Love Bites (So do I)” and “Here’s to Us” along with new hits like “Dear Daughter.” You might recognize Skylar Grey as the background vocals for Diddy’s “Coming Home.”
Saturday, August 12- Alan Jackson with special guest Lee Ann Womack
The “Summertime Blues” and “Good Time” singer always brings the honky-tonk, but he can also bring a tear to your eye with songs like “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” and “Sissy’s Song.” Womack is also no stranger to the stage. We can thank her for songs like “I Hope You Dance” and “I’ll Think of a Reason Later.”
Tuesday, August 15- Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr. and Chris Lane
You’ll definitely hear a few “Yee Yee’s” at this concert on August 15! That’s because Granger Smith and his comedic alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. will be on the Pepsi Grandstand Stage with Chris Lane Tuesday night. Smith brings us hits like “Backroad Song” and “If the Boot Fits.” You might recognize Chris Lane’s voice from his singles “For Her” and “Fix.” Do you really want to be the one to say you missed out on Granger Smith and Chris Lane? I didn’t think so.
Wednesday, August 16- Southern Uprising Tour featuring The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Travis Tritt and The Outlaws
As a twenty-year-old woman, you wouldn’t think this is the concert I’m most excited about. But guess what, you’re wrong! The Southern Uprising Tour brings some favorites like the fiddle playing, boot-stomping Charlie Daniels Band and guitar-playing Marshall Tucker Band. Country legend Travis Tritt and southern rockers The Outlaws will definitely make for a great night of music in the Pepsi Grandstand!
Thursday, August 17- For King and Country and Jordan Feliz
Songs like “Fix My Eyes” and “Busted Heart (Hold on to Me)” will surely be crowd favorites. Feliz’s song, “The River” has climbed the Billboard Magazine Christian Charts and is sure to be what you need.
Friday, August 18- Red Dirt Country featuring Casey Donahew, Wade Bowen and Mo Pitney
A close second for me whenever it comes to concerts (don’t ask me to rank them all. It’ll be nearly impossible)! Casey Donahew, Wade Bowen and Mo Pitney, what more could a girl ask for? If you’ve heard “White Trash Story,” you’ve heard Casey Donahew. “Saturday Night” is a Wade Bowen hit you have to hear if you haven’t! Growing up just over the river in Rockford, IL, Mo Pitney is no stranger to the Midwest! Mo’s first single “Country” will give you the George Strait vibes you wouldn’t expect from a 24 year old!
Saturday, August 19- Little Big Town and Seth Ennis
We’re excited to go back to where they came from in the “Boondocks,” in our “Pontoon” while doing a little “Day Drinking.” Ennis gets the party started with his single “Woke up in Nashville.” If you don’t have tickets to this concert what are you doing? Tickets are going fast!
FAQ: Grandstand Edition
Below are answers to concert questions that we hear often. It’s not that we don’t like answering them, but we figured we’d cut out the middle man and give you the answers before you even think of the questions!
How can I purchase tickets?
There are four ways to purchase tickets:
- Mail or Fax in Ticket Order Form. Available for download here. Missouri State Fair Box Office 2503 W. 16 th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301 FAX: 660-530- 5649 Mailed and faxed orders will be processed starting June 26 in the order they are received. Please mail and/or fax your order only ONCE, or you will be charged for each order received. Allow approximately 2 weeks for processing and delivery.
- Order online – www.ticketmaster.com
- Order by Phone – Call Ticketmaster at 800-796- 6776 or 800-745- 3000
- Stop by the Box Office– Hours: June 26 – Aug 4, 12 pm – 6 pm (M-F) Aug 7-9, 9 am – 6 pm Aug 10-20, 9 am – 9 pm
- What is the difference between premium track and regular track?
- Premium track seats are located in Section W, X and Y approx. rows 1-14.
- Premium Grandstand seats are located in all boxes, sections LA-LB and lowers rows of sections B-G.
- You can find a map of the Pepsi Grandstand here.
Is there a standing only section?
No, all tickets include an assigned seat.
How old does my child have to be to have a seat?
Children two and under are free as long as the sit on an adult’s lap.
Are track seats offered in presale?
Yes, all tickets are available during presale.
How do I participate in the presale?
Become a Fair Fan! It’s easy and free! You can become a Fair Fan here.
Is admission included in my ticket price?
You will have to pay Fair admission at the gate whenever you arrive at the Fair. You can see details regarding admission here.
Are there meet & greets/backstage passes offered through the Missouri State Fair?
The Fair does not have access to meet and greet/ backstage passes for the public. Sometimes the individual artists will offer the opportunity to their fan club members. Check the artists’ website for the information.
Can I bring my camera to the concert?
You may use a cell phone camera, or any camera that doesn’t have a removable lens.
Do the seats have a back?
The seats in the grandstand do not have a back. The seats on the track and boxes are metals chairs with a back. You may bring in your own seat cushion, provided it fits in the space for your assigned seat.
What are the track conditions like?
The track is just that, a dirt track. That being said, if it rains the day of or day before the track will most likely be muddy. We advise that you dress appropriately in regards to footwear. If it is dry, the track will be dusty.
How will I know if a concert is cancelled?
When do the gates to the Pepsi Grandstand open?
Gates will open approximately one hour before shows begin.
Enjoy an ice cold beverage and yummy food at the newly remodeled Grandstand concessions! Thanks to our new contractor, Guesa Concessions for the new look!