Nate Rateliff and all the members of the Night Sweats are headed to this year's fair.EXPAND
Nate Rateliff and all the members of the Night Sweats are headed to this year's fair.
Malia James

Nate Rateliff and the Night Sweats Will Perform At This Year's Arizona State Fair

The Arizona State Fair ain't just roller coasters, corn dogs, and quilts, y’all.

As any fairgoer worth his or her weight in ride tickets can tell you, there are also tons of big performances that happen during the annual monthlong extravaganza. As a matter of fact, its one of the fair's most popular attractions.

And now we know who will perform at this year's fair, which runs October 5 to 28.

Arizona State Fair organizers have revealed several bands for 2018's concert series and thus far, the list features a few notable names.

That includes the latest act they've announced: Nate Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

The Denver-based folk rock/gospel group fronted by singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff, which released their latest album earlier this year, will perform at the Arizona State Fair on Thursday, October 25. It will be the first appearance at the fair for the band.

Rateliff and company join an already star-studded lineup for this year's state fair, which will include performances by colorfully kooky rock band The Flaming Lips on Saturday, October 6; Jakob Dylan-fronted alternative act The Wallflowers on Thursday, October 11; and southern rock band 38 Special.

As always, performances for the concert series will take place inside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which is located on the state fairgrounds, throughout the run of the fair.

Each will be free to attend, albeit with regular fair admission, and general seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’d like to sit close to the stage, however, reserved seating is available for $40 to $60.

The Flaming Lips are returning to the Arizona State Fair.EXPAND
The Flaming Lips are returning to the Arizona State Fair.
George Salisbury

Reserved-seating tickets for Nate Rateliff and the Night Sweats will go on sale to the public on Saturday, July 7, via the Arizona State Fair website.

Here's a rundown of every concert that's been announced for this year's Arizona State Fair thus far, including on-sale dates where applicable:

The Flaming Lips
Saturday, October 6
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating (on sale on Friday, June 22)

38 Special
Wednesday, October 10
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

The Wallflowers
Thursday, October 11
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Fiesta Friday
Friday, October 12
7 p.m.
With MC Magic, Baby Bash, Lil Rob, and Brown
$40-$60 for reserved seating (on sale on Friday, June 22)

Casting Crowns
Wednesday, October 24
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating (on sale on Friday, June 29)

Nate Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Thursday, October 25
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating (on sale on Saturday, July 7)

State fair organizers are promising to announce additional bands and musicians for the concert series throughout the summer.

Stay tuned.

Editor's note: This story has been updated since its original publication with new bands and concert details.

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