Sam Hunt proves worthy as genre-blending headliner

Sam Hunt proves worthy as genre-blending headliner

The new country star raised the temperature and spirits of the 13,140 fans as soon as he hit the stage with "Leave the Night On."
Yeah! Usher delivers big thrills to R&B fans at the fair
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Yeah! Usher delivers big thrills to R&B fans at the fair

September 1, 2017
REVIEW: Playing without a band, he got a little help from his pal, rapper Lil Jon.
Pentatonix turns on vocal charm at State Fair
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Pentatonix turns on vocal charm at State Fair

August 31, 2017
REVIEW: When PTX did covers, things got exciting at the sold-out grandstand.
John Mellencamp at the Fair: Art meets radio-ready music
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John Mellencamp at the Fair: Art meets radio-ready music

August 30, 2017
REVIEW: He and Carlene Carter sparkled together.
Toby Keith gets wacky but not political with 3 Doors Down at State Fair
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Toby Keith gets wacky but not political with 3 Doors Down at State Fair

August 28, 2017
The country star and rockers 3 Doors Down each avoided politics at the grandstand.
Stevie Nicks' fair debut cut short by weather
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Stevie Nicks' fair debut cut short by weather

August 27, 2017
The Fleetwood Mac vet mostly stuck to solo material again.
Review: Nickelback reminds fairgoers how lowbrow it can go in grandstand show
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Review: Nickelback reminds fairgoers how lowbrow it can go in grandstand show

August 25, 2017
Like dudes at the midway arcade games yelling out challenges to passersby, both opening act Daughtry and Nickelback made it seem like their biggest job of the night was to sell loads and loads of alcohol.
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Bonnie Raitt gets emotional over Minnesota in gracious, spirited concert

September 6, 2016
She showed love for Prince and a host of local musicians.
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Review: Sweet homespun Alabama does it again at the State Fair

September 2, 2016
The deeply Southern harmonizers hit the grandstand for the 19th time, more than any other performers in Minnesota State Fair history.
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