July 9, 2013
(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair will offer a full schedule of activities for fairgoers to enjoy this year, which includes a mix of free musical entertainment in the Budweiser Tent, scheduled most days at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The free music entertainment kicks off opening day with Curtis Grimes from season one of the NBC television hit, “The Voice.” The variety and quality of the professional line-up help make the State Fair an especially economical choice as a summer destination.
“Providing free, live music for fairgoers is part of the State Fair’s commitment to affordable fun and this year’s Budweiser Stage line-up offers impressive options,” Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe said. “The schedule includes returning favorites such as the Nace Brothers band and the Missouri State Fair Idol Contest, along with some exciting up and coming artists, new to the Budweiser Stage.”
Curtis Grimes, new this year to the Budweiser Stage, is a young singer making some good noise in the country music industry. He has shared the stage with music greats Kenny Chesney, Eli Young and Jamey Johnson. Grimes will perform at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 8-9.
The Nace Brothers band will be the 9 p.m. dance band on opening day, with their nightly appearance continuing through Aug. 11. Fairgoers can also enjoy listening to the talented hopefuls singing in the Idol competition at 4 p.m. daily, and during the final round at 2 p.m. Aug. 18.
Other Budweiser Stage shows scheduled at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. include Native Run Aug. 10-11, Shelly Bush and The Broadband Aug. 12, Rachel Farley Aug. 13-14, the Justin Heskett Band Aug. 15 and The Railers Aug. 16-17.
Charissa Mrowka and Country Cross, sponsored by Ford and Missouri Farm Bureau, will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 12-14. Appearing at the 9 p.m. slot the final weekend of the State Fair will be Madd Hoss Jackson Aug. 15-16 and the Full Moon Band Aug. 17.
Fairgoers can also take advantage of several gate admission discounts available during the Fair, which include several sponsor coupons and $5 gate admission Aug. 11-14, starting at 5 p.m. Regular gate admission price is $8 adult, $6 age 60 and over, $2 age 6-12 and free admission age 5 and under.