Alaska State Fair Announces Concert Series Entertainers
The Alaska State Fair may be several months away, but at least you can buy your tickets to fair’s main musical event—the AT&T Concert Series.
Charlie Daniels Band
Tuesday, August 30
A mix of rock, country, bluegrass, blues and gospel, the award-winning Charlie Daniels Band simply labels their sound “CDB music.” From their gold, platinum and triple platinum albums come hits like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “In America” and “Long Haired Country Boy.” The band’s most recent release, Land That I Love, is a new collection of patriotic songs including the singles “Iraq Blues” and “(What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks 2010.” Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $50 for reserved seating. Fair admission additional.
Rat Pack Revue
Wednesday, August 31
Frank Sinatra. Sammy Davis, Jr. Dean Martin. They were the hippest cats of all time – and now they’re back in the Rat Pack Revue, a nostalgic tribute show featuring favorites like “Come Fly with Me,” “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You,” “Lady is a Tramp,” “You Make Me Feel so Young,” “That’s Amoré,” “That Old Black Magic,” “The Candy Man” and “New York New York.” Accompanied by the Dry Martini Orchestra, the Rat Pack Revue has been called “the most powerful re-creation to date.” Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $25 for reserved seating. Fair admission additional.
Thursday, September 1
Many know him from his early years with Kid Rock, but Uncle Kracker (whose real name is Matt Shafer) has made a name for himself with his unique synthesis of pop, rock, country, soul and blues, and hits like “Follow Me” from his 2000 double-platinum debut Double Wide, and “Drift Away” from 2002’s No Stranger To Shame. The singer-songwriter is also featured on Kenny Chesney’s “When the Sun Goes Down,” which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for five consecutive weeks. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission, and $45 for reserved seating. Fair admission additional.
Monday, September 5
Called the first true MySpace discovery, Colbie Caillat has come a long way since uploading her songs to the social networking site in 2006. Her first album, CoCo, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, and featured the No. 1 hit “Bubbly.” Her second album, Breakthrough, debuted at Billboard 200’s top spot, was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards, and includes the Top 40 hit “Fallin’ for You.” Caillat’s latest single, “I Do,” is currently her top song on iTunes. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission, and $55 for reserved seating. Fair admission additional.