Alaska State Fair Concerts
The 2022 Alaska State Fair is scheduled from Aug. 19-Sept. 5 (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.
American folk band CAAMP debuted in 2016 with more than 284 million streams. The band's first full-length album was released in 2019 and made the Top 200 Billboard chart. They are releasing a new album in June 2022. They play at 7 p.m. on August 19.
Chris Janson has four No. 1 songs and two chart topping albums. Rolling Stone calls the breakout country star a "live legacy in the making." He is a platinum-selling artist, a high-octane entertainer and award-winning songwriter. The ACM Award-winner has also written songs for Tim McGraw and Hank Williams Jr. he plays at 7 p.m. on August 20.
Blue Oyster Cult
For five decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been a hard rock staple. The band is known as a pioneer of the heavy metal and hard rock scenes that debuted in 1972. Since then, they have toured almost continuously while releasing major albums. Blue Oyster Cult still has it's original core artists of lead guitarist and vocalist Buck Dharma Roeser and rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom. They play at 6 p.m. on August 21.
Toby Mac is a Christian hip hop recording artist who has earned seven Grammy Awards, six gold records and an American Music Award. He is known as a power music producer, songwriter and author as well. His latest single, "Promised Land," was released in January 2022 with Sheryl Crow. Toby Mac plays at 7 p.m. on August 22.
Chayce Beckham won millions of fans on season 19 of American Idol. He is an up-and-coming country artist whose debut song, "23," earned the top spot on both the iTunes country and all genre charts. He takes the stage at 7 p.m. on August 25.
Rise Against is a punk band that has multi gold and platinum releases to its credit. They have been on of punk rock's most influential bands and have six Top 10 singles since they debuted in 2001. The band touches on societal issues in many of their songs. They play at 7 p.m. on August 26.
Darci Lynne is the youngest contestant to ever win NBC's America's Got Talent competition. The singer and ventriloquist has played at the Grand Ole Opry, opened for Fergie on New Year's Eve and starred in her own NBC Christmas special. Don't miss her at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29.
Shaggy and Common Kings
Shaggy has sold more than 40 million albums and landed eight singles on the Billboard Hot 100. He is a reggae/dance hall icon who has won two Grammy Awards. Joining Shaggy are Common Kings, who bring a little rock, a little reggae and a little island style music. They take the stage at 7 p.m. on September 2.
Brothers John and TJ Osborne perform their unique blend of country and rock and have garnered nine Grammy nominations and several Billboard No. 1 hits including "Stay a Little Longer" and "It Ain't My Fault." Their second album, "Port Saint Joe," was nominated for Best Country Album at the 61st Grammy Awards and includes Grammy-nominated songs "Shoot Me Straight" and "I Don't Remember Me Before You." They play at 7 p.m. on September 3.
Barenaked Ladies is a multi-platinum Canadian rock band with more than 15 million records sold and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2018. "If I had $1,00,000" and "One Week" are two of their biggest hits to date. They are known for their upbeat performances, catchy and playful vocals and a wide range of sounds. They play at 6 p.m. on September 4.
Lauren Daigle is a two-time Grammy, seven-time Billboard Music Award and a foru-time American Music Award winner. Her platinum debut, "How Can It Be" had three Number 1 songs. She has amasssed more than a billion worldwide streams and has sold out headliner concerts in Australia, Germany, England, France, Canada and the U.S. She takes the stage at 3 p.m. on September 5.