Arizona State Fair Announces 2017 Concert Lineup

It’s one of the biggest and most popular attractions at the Arizona State Fair each year and it brings thousands out to the annual event. And, no, we’re not referring to the deep-fried food, thrill rides, or demolition derby.

It’s the state fair’s annual concert series, which features free performances by plenty of famous artists and acts.

Arizona State Fair organizers have announced the concert lineup for 2017 and, as always, it includes a mix of rock, country, and hip-hop artists, and there are plenty of famous names involved.

The biggest of the bunch include shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, who will perform on Thursday, October 26, and rap legend Snoop Dogg, who will perform on Saturday, October 21.

It’s the first time that Manson and his band will make an appearance at the fair. Conversely, the Doggfather has practically been a regular at the fairgrounds, having performed at the fair on three prior occasions.

He’s not the only one making a return trip, as Tempe jangle-pop heroes Gin Blossoms, who will be at the event on Saturday, October 14, have performed for their hometown crowd at a few previous fairs.

As always, concerts 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 seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’d like to sit close to the stage, however, reserved seating is available for $15 to $25, depending on the particular concert.

To view the complete lineup and purchase tickets (starting July 19th) visit the Arizona State Fair website.

See original post by Benjamin Leatherman of the Phoenix New Times here.