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Friday, March 3, 2017

Toby Keith, Three Doors Down and Frankie Valli to play at State Fair

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - The Minnesota State Fair announces two new Grandstand acts for the 2017 fair on Aug. 27 and 28: Toby Keith, Three Doors Down and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Tickets will be available through Etix at etix.com or by calling (800) 514-3849. In addition, tickets may be purchased at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office during a special limited-time opening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 10. For additional State Fair ticket information, call (651) 288-4427.

Toby Keith’s success in singing and songwriting has led the superstar to more than 87 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. His first No. 1 smash hit, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” became the most-played country song of the ‘90s. A viral hit, “Red Solo Cup” is one of the most successful country songs of all time, and its music video has nearly 40 million views to date. Keith’s albums have sold more than 40 million copies, and his tours have drawn more than a million fans each year for a decade straight.

Three Doors Down formed in 1995, Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards. Their debut, The Better Life, became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “Kryptonite.”

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its 11th blockbuster year on Broadway, and many other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London,  Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world. Frankie has toured England, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to keeping up his busy schedule in the U.S.

In other Grandstand news, special guest Carlene Carter has been confirmed for the previously announced John Mellencamp Grandstand show (Tuesday, Aug. 29). The following 2017 Grandstand shows have already been announced: Nickelback with special guest Daughtry (Thursday, Aug. 24) and Jim Gaffigan (Saturday, Aug. 26). Visit etix.com to purchase tickets. Additional Grandstand artists will be announced periodically throughout the next several months. State Fair fans and music enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up for the State Fair’s e-news at mnstatefair.org to receive concert announcements before tickets go on sale.

Visit mnstatefair.org for more information. The 2017 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 24 - Labor Day, Sept. 4.

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