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Stacy Revere
Stacy Revere

State Fair Concerts for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

The county fairs are over, and it is full steam ahead for the State Fairs in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.  All three State fairs will run concurrently from August 7 through the 17. Here is a rundown of concerts set for the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines and the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

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American Idol will hold auditions at the Illinois State Fair
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‘American Idol’ Holding Auditions at The Illinois State Fair

If you've ever wanted to try out for 'American Idol,' this might be the opportunity for you. The hit Fox television series will hold auditions at this year's Illinois State Fair.

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David De Lossy
David De Lossy

You Might Want to Plan a Road Trip For These August Concerts!

Summertime is the perfect time to get out and see a concert. In August, several huge acts will be appearing in our region. From St. Louis and Springfield, to Des Moines and Sedalia during the state fairs, here are some top concerts scheduled for August. 

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Robin Thicke and Magic! coming to the IL State Fair!
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Robin Thicke and Magic! at the Illinois State Fair on August 17

Around this time last year, everyone was talking about Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and an infamous foam finger. This summer, Thicke is promoting a new album, and will perform in Springfield with Magic!, the group behind the hit song 'Rude.' Robin Thicke and Magic! will be at the Illinois State Fair on Sunday, August 17.

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Noam Galai, Getty Images
Noam Galai, Getty Images

Pitbull Added to Illinois State Fair Lineup

The lineup for this year's Illinois State Fair in Springfield has expanded with word that Pitbull has been added for August 9. Pitbull will join the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Boston, Steely Dan, Jake Owen and the finalists from American Idol.

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rrvachov
rrvachov

Boston Among Entertainers Booked For This Summer’s Illinois State Fair

Prepare yourself for perhaps the worst pun ever published. Are you ready? Are you absolutely sure? It's pretty bad.

OK, here we go: We have "more than a feeling" that this year's Illinois State Fair is gonna rock! 

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Illinois State Fair Attendance Best in a Decade

The Illinois State Fair reported its highest attendance in more than ten years. A total of 961,142 fairgoers passed through the gates this year, an increase of five percent or 42,707 visitors.

That compares to a year ago, when attendance was 918,435

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YouTube

Will You Make the Journey to Springfield? Fun Facts About Journey We Bet You Didn’t Know

Many people will make the trip to the Illinois State Fair this Sunday to see Journey.

What do you know about the band?

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REO Speedwagon
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Illinois State Fair and REO Speedwagon Go Together Well

The Illinois State Fair in Springfield kicked off last Friday Night with a blast from the past!

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Christopher Polk/ Getty Images
Christopher Polk/ Getty Images

Illinois, Iowa and Missouri State Fair Music Entertainment Lineups

The State Fairs of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri are set with some great entertainment lined up with Toby Keith and Gary Allen fans getting three chances to them in concert at all three Fairs.

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