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Here’s the 2015 Illinois State Fair Grandstand Concert Lineup

The 2015 grandstand lineup for the Illinois State Fair has added three new acts with the addition of The Fray, Styx and Tesla. Meat Loaf was scheduled but has since back out. This year's Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois will be held August 13 through 23 and will feature the following grandstand concerts.

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ThinkStock

New Horse Barn For Adams County Fair

The Adams County Fair is expanding.  A ribbon cutting for a new horse barn is being planed for Monday, July 6 at 9:30 a.m. north of Quincy on route 336.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

State Fair Attendance Down in Illinois and Iowa

Attendance at the Illinois and Iowa State Fairs showed declines from the previous year. The main culprit for the decline was rainy weather in the Midwest, which affected several days of the fairs in Springfield and Des Moines.  

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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’ 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

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

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

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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