2019 Alaska State Fair Concerts
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. Don't miss this year's lineup of headline artists. Ticket prices vary. To purchase concert tickets, as well as other special event admission packages, click HERE.
This year's lineup includes:
- August 22 - Home Free
- August 23 - Shinedown
- August 24 - Dustin Lynch
- August 25 - Kansas
- August 26 - Blackwater Railroad
- August 27 - Newsboys
- August 28 - Tower of Power
- August 29 - Slightly Stoopid
- August 30 - Dropkick Murphys
- August 31 - Cole Swindell
- September 1 - Jeff Foxworthy
- September 2 - Elle King
This country acapella band rose to fame by winning season four of The Sing-Off. They were founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp in the early 2000s and have continued to grow in popularity. They are currently touring in the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom. They play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 22.
Shinedown is a high-energy rock band who has gone multi-platinum, selling more than 10 million albums worldwide and amassing more than 1.5 billion total overall streams. Their latest album, "Attention Attention," hit No. 1 on Billboard's alternative, top rock and hard rock album charts. They are playing at 7 p.m. on August 23.
Dustin Lynch is one of the top acts in country music today. His first two albums debuted at No. 1 and No. 2 on Billboard's top country albums chart, and his first single, "Cowboys and Angels," earned him platinum status. He has opened for Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley. He takes the stage at 7 p.m. on August 24.
With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, Kansas is one of America’s iconic classic rock bands.The band released their debut album in 1974, and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. They have released 15 studio and five live albums and are best known for their hit singles "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind." They play at 6 p.m. on August 25.
Blackwater Railroad Company is one of Alaska's up and coming bands. Their folk-rock sound was created in a dark basement in the middle of winter. The band has been brought together by love of music, and love of Alaska. They play at 7 p.m. on August 26.
The Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Newsboys have defined Christian music for more than two decades. Opening for them at the Alaska State Fair is Adam Agee, the former front man for Audio Adrenaline. Newsboys have released 23 recordings and sold more than 10 million albums. They play at 7 p.m. on August 27.
Tower of Power
Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a band fluent in all realms of soul, rock and pop music coming together with the sophistication of a jazz big band. They formed in 1968 and have been at it ever since. The 10-piece band has 24 previous releases and is known for its strong horn section. They play at 7 p.m. on August 28.
California-based Slightly Stoopid, is known for their eclectic, genre-mashing sound and unique collaborations. The band is getting ready for a U.S. tour, with dates in Europe. Now in their second decade of making music, Slightly Stoopid continues to create energizing shows. They play at 7 p.m. on August 29.
Boston’s Dropkick Murphys have sold 7 million albums worldwide, and their iconic single, “I’m Shipping up to Boston,” is nearing double platinum. They are known for high-energy, loud shows and have hosted sold-out concerts at Fenway Park, TD Garden in Boston and have shared the stage with legends such as Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and Mumford & Sons. They play at 7 p.m. on August 30.
Cole Swindell is one country's top singer/songwriters. He has written top hits for Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, as well as his own No. 1 singles including "Chillin It," "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" and "Ain't Worth The Whiskey." His third album released last year at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart and No. 7 in the overall 200 chart. He plays at 7 p.m. on August 31.
Jeff Foxworthy is one of American's most well-known comedians. He's known for his redneck jokes, but his act goes well beyond that. He is the largest-selling comedy recording artist in history, and hosted the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, one of the most successful comedy tours in history. He performs at 6 p.m. on September 1.
Elle King blends pop, blues, rock and roll, and country into a unique sound that has earned her two Grammy nominations. She has hit No. 1 on several charts, and she also became the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 on the alternative radio chart. She closes the concert series by performing at 3 p.m. on September 2.