Arizona State Fair Concerts

Here's Every Single Concert That's Happening at This Year's Arizona State Fair

There are a few hallmarks of the Arizona State Fair each year that everyone enjoys, ourselves included. There’s the fried food, of course, as well as fantastic rides, furry creatures, and arguably our favorite part, all the free concerts.

As a matter of fact, it’s as much a part of the annual extravaganza as the corn dogs.

And since this year’s fair – which runs from October 7 to October 30 – is less than two months away, organizers have revealed which recording artists and bands will perform at the event in 2016.

This week, Arizona State Fair organizers announced the lineup of this year’s concert series, and it features plenty of famous names and legendary bands, ranging from fantastical alt-rock act the Flaming Lips and country music kings Big & Rich to pop and rap superstars like Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, and Charlie Puth.

The most recent additions to the lineup, which were announced earlier today, are just as big and include metal gods Slayer (who will perform on Wednesday, October 26) and alternative band Garbage (who are playing the fair on Thursday, October 27).

Concerts will take place inside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which is located within the state fairgrounds, throughout the run of the fair. Each will be free to attend, albeit with regular fair admission, and seating is available on a “first come, first serve” basis. If you’d like to sit close to the stage, however, reserved seating is available for $15-$25, depending on the particular concert.

Here's a rundown of all the concerts that have been announced.

Big & Rich
Saturday, October 8, 7 p.m.
$20 for reserved seating

B.o.B
Thursday, October 13, 7 p.m.
$15 for reserved seating

Fiesta Friday
With MC Magic, Baby Bash, Amanda Perez, Brown Boy, Mobfam & Kap-G
Friday, October 14, 7 p.m.
$15 for reserved seating

Iggy Azalea
Saturday, October 15, 7 p.m.
$25 for reserved seating

Luis Coronel
Sunday, October 16, 5 p.m.
$20 for reserved seating


Scotty McCreery
Wednesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
$15 for reserved seating

Charlie Puth
Friday, October 21, 7 p.m.
$20 for reserved seating

The Flaming Lips
Saturday, October 22, 7 p.m.
$20 for reserved seating

Jack & Jack
Sunday, October 23, 5 p.m.
$15 for reserved seating

Slayer
Wednesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
$20 for reserved seating

Garbage
Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m.
$20 for reserved seating

Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer
Friday, October 28, 7 p.m.
$20 for reserved seating

Old School Jam
With SOS Band, One Way, Evelyn Champagne King, Rob Base, and Grandmaster’s Furious Five feat. Melle Mel and Scorpio
Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m.
$15 for reserved seating

Editor's note: This story was originally published on Wednesday, August 10, and has been updated with new announcements and concert information.
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.