Alaska State Fair Concerts

The 2021 Alaska State Fair is scheduled from Aug. 20-Sept. 6 (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays), and we look forward to seeing you there!

From comedy to country, legends to up and comers, the Alaska State Fair concert series features national acts that take the Borealis Theater stage every day of the Alaska State Fair. Ticket prices vary. To purchase concert tickets, as well as other special event admission packages, click HERE.

Concert announcements happen in the months leading up to the fair, so check back often as the entire lineup is announced. There is a headliner concert every night of the fair, so check back often to see the lineup.

In addition to the headlining acts performing in the Borealis Theater, many local musicians appear at the fair daily in smaller venues across the fairgrounds.


John Pardi

This traditional country singer is known for his throwback sound, as heard on hits like the platinum-certified “Heartache Medication,” as well as “Dirt on My Boots,” “Heartache on the Dancefloor” and “Night Shift.” His 2014 debut, Write You a Song, featured the Top 10 party song, “Up All Night,” while his sophomore album, California Sunrise, was certified platinum and included his first #1 single, “Head Over Boots.” His hit single, “Heartache Medication,” off his third full-length album of the same name, was certified platinum this fall. Pardi takes the Borealis Theater stage at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28.


The Guess Who

Over five decades in show business, this troupe of talented musicians has created more hits than members can count, recorded sales well into the multimillions, and is known has one of the longest-running rock bands in history. With a reputation for their electric instrumentation, timeless balladry, unpredictable jamming and ultimate sing-a-long experience, the group’s hit parade spans 14 Top 40 hits. The current touring and recording line-up of the band includes Garry Peterson (drums, vocals), D# (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Will Evankovich (guitar, harp, vocals), Leonard Shaw (keyboards, horns, vocals), and Rudy Sarzo (bass, vocals). Concert begins at 6 p.m.


Common Kings

Take a little rock, a little reggae and a little island style, mix it up with some head-rocking beats, add in some feel-good vibes, and you’ve got Common Kings. Known for their crazy, fun-loving attitude, the band has produced phenomenal hits, such as “Wade in Your Water,” “24/7,” “Alcoholic,” “Fish in the Sea” and “No Other Love." The majority of Common Kings’ members were born in the South Pacific, and raised in Orange County. The band says it is the culmination of these musicians that make Common Kings who they are today. They play at 7 p.m. on September 1.


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