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State Fair Grandstand Ticket Sales to begin March 31st

The 2023 Illinois State Fair is five months away and the excitement is building for this year’s grandstand lineup. Public ticket sale for the announced shows for the 2023 Illinois State Fair Grandstand concert series will be Friday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. on the Ticketmaster website.

Four concerts have been announced with a lineup that currently features classic rock, modern rock, and country.

"We are excited to continue the tradition of bringing multiple genres of music to our grandstand,” said Illinois State Fair Manager Rebecca Clark. "Families shouldn’t have to break the bank to see one of our amazing shows and I think fairgoers will once again see we are bringing in top talent at affordable ticket prices.”

This year, the Illinois State Fair is excited to welcome Old Dominion, REO Speedwagon, Alter Bridge with Mammoth WVH, and Maren Morris to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand stage. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. New this year, the Illinois State Fair is offering a pre-sale opportunity on March 30 for fairgoers who become a Main Gate Insider.

The Main Gate Insider is a free subscriber service that provides users with exclusive access to Illinois State Fair deals and updates on the newest attractions and events happening at the Fair. Fairgoers can sign up to be a Main Gate Insider by visiting the Illinois State Fair website, Ticket sales for all announced shows will be available at

Fairgoers are reminded that Ticketmaster is the only authorized ticket seller for the Illinois State Fair. All other websites and offers may be fraudulent and buyers should beware.


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