Bob Dylan, American Idols, and Throwback Acts Dominate 2009 State Fair Concert Line-up
Dylan is set to perform at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum during the second night of this year's Arizona State Fair on Saturday, October 17. Much like any other oncert at the annual cavalcade of corn dogs and cotton candy, you can get into show for free with paid fair admission (which usually runs around $10). Reserved seats are also available for $20.
It understandably won't be the same as watching Dylan share the stage with Willie Nelson, but the coliseum's ginormous air conditioning system should keep things at a crisp 70 degrees, so there's no excuse for him to cancel this particular gig.
The rest of the state fair's concert line-up for 2009 is a mix of the usual country and throwback acts, as well as performances by a pair of American Idols. Sadly, Dylan is the best of the bunch, as there's no Weezer (who visited last year) this time around to liven things up. Hit the jump for the complete list of who will be hanging out on the midway.
(NOTE: All shows start at 7 p.m. and reserved seating is typcially $15-$20.)
October 18: Stone Temple Pilots
October 21: Lady Antebellum
October 22: The Black Crowes
October 23: ABBA the Music
October 24: John Michael Montgomery & The Honky Tonk Tailgate Party
October 25: NWA Wrestling Showcase
October 28: Raven-Symoné
October 30: Old School Jam's Freestyle Explosion feat. Stevie B., Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb, Shannon, & Trinere
November 1: Rodney Atkins & Julianne Hough
November 3: David Cook
November 5: Arizona Derby Dames
November 6: Little Big Town & Billy Currington
November 7: Kelly Clarkson
For tickets and more information, visit the state fair's Web site.
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