DuQuoin State Fair concert series features Phil Vassar, Love and Theft

By Brandi Courtois, Staff writer

The DuQuoin State Fair will be hosting a series of concerts at the Grandstand stage from Saturday, Aug. 25 to Saturday, Sept. 1.

Country artists Phil Vassar and Love and Theft, will close the concert series on Sept. 1.

Acts throughout the week include Brothers Osborne, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke, and more.


2018 DuQuoin State Fair Lineup:

  • Aug. 25: Blackberry Smoke with Steel Woods: country and hard rock, tickets ranging between $17 and $23
  • Aug. 26: Cheap Trick: rock, tickets ranging between $21 and $27
  • Aug. 27: Dueling Pianos International: free event
  • Aug. 28: Brothers Osborne with Kendell Marvel: country, tickets ranging between $29 and $35
  • Aug. 30: Pop 2000 Tour featuring O-Town, Aaron Carter, Ryan Cabrera and Tyler Hilton: pop and hip-hop, tickets start at $10
  • Aug. 31: Loudwire’s Gen-X Tour featuring Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm: rock and alternative, tickets ranging between $19 and $25
  • Sept. 1: Phil Vassar with Love and Theft: country, tickets ranging between $15 and 21

Tickets for the concert series can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the fairground box office. The box office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Concert tickets do not include parking or admission to the Fair.

No outside coolers are permitted in the Grandstand. Gates open 1 hour prior to all shows.

Twilight Harness Racing, the United States Auto Club Silver Crown and the Automobile Racing Club of America Racing Series events will also take place at the Grandstand during the fair on Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 and 3 respectively.

The DuQuoin State Fair runs Aug. 24 through Sept. 3. The fairgrounds are located at 655 Executive Dr, Du Quoin, IL 62832.

The fairgrounds will be open Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to midnight and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight.

The carnival opens weekdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Weekends the carnival will be open from noon to 11 p.m.


Gate admission to the fairgrounds is $2 for 13 and up. Parking fees vary from $7 to 30$.

More information can be found at https://bit.ly/2v7VplT.

Staff writer Brandi Courtois can be reached at [email protected]

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