Alaska State Fair Concerts

The 2023 Alaska State Fair is scheduled from Aug. 18-Sept. 4 (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.

The 2023 lineup will be finalized by July 2023, so check back often. The first round of announcements was made in early March.

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.

Turnpike Troubadours

This gritty country/rock band has developed a huge following and dedicated fan base. They've released four studio albums and have been honored by Billboard. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on August 19.


Noah Kahan

Noah Kahan is an American singer/songwriter of indie folk-infused pop. He has toured throughout the United States and the United Kingdom to sold out venues. He plays at 6 p.m. on August 20.


For King + Country

One of the music industry's most respected and decorated Christian recording artists, they have won four Grammy Awards and many other accolades. They play at 7 p.m. on August 21.


Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler has played over 2,000 live shows in front of 30 million people. Their iconic sound is led by John Popper on harmonica. Blues Traveler plays at 7 p.m. on August 24.


Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly is a staple of the punk rock scene for two decades. They've released seven full-length albums to critical acclaim. Flogging Molly takes the stage at 7 p.m. on August 25.


Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze is one of the leading comedians in the country, with several Netflix and Amazon Prime Specials. He is considered the "cleanest man in comedy." He plays at 7 p.m. on August 26.

Home Free

All-vocal country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene, racking up nearly 600,000 album equivalents globally; embarking on major international tours; and amassing 500+ million views and over 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube. Described as “country music fans’ favorite a cappella group,” Home Free is known for their upbeat, Nashville-dipped pop hits, country and western standards, and incredible harmony. They take the stage at 6 p.m. on August 27.



Yung Gravy

As his name suggests, rapper Yung Gravy serves up his own special recipe of originality and positivity that’s made a one-of-a-kind impact on the genre. Showcasing effortless flows and quotable lyrics, Gravy flexes his passion for soul music and oldies, sampling a range of musical styles dating from the 1940s to the present day. Nostalgic melodies paired with heavy trap drums form the usual canvas for his signature baritone voice. He takes the stage at 6 p.m. on August 28.


J Boog

Born and raised on the West Coast and influenced heavily by his Polynesian upbringing, J Boog is undoubtedly one of the top reggae singers in recent years. He takes the stage at 7 p.m. on August 31.


Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage pioneered a union of thrashed out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit and on-stage hijinks. They play at 7 p.m. on September 1.


The String Cheese Incident

Part jam, part bluegrass, part psychedelic rock - The String Cheese Incident has been one of America's top independent bands for last 30 years. They play at 6 p.m. on September 2.


Little River Band

Dubbed “the best singing band in the world” by the Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, Little River Band continues to perform to sold-out audiences, bringing their vocal and musical energy along with great arrangements to their timeless classic hits. Currently, the band is in the studio recording a new album due out the summer of 2023. They take the stage at 6 p.m. on September 3.


Noah Cyrus

Grammy Award-nominated Noah Cyrus first emerged at 16 years old, and has captivated audiences with Platinum singles ever since. She's been named one of Billboard's "21 Under 21" three times. She takes the stage at 3 p.m. on September 4.


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