Country star Toby Keith and pop legend Frankie Valli have been added to the grandstand entertainment lineup for this year’s Minnesota State Fair, officials announced Thursday.
Keith takes the stage Aug. 27, with the band 3 Doors Down also on the bill. Both performed at inauguration festivities in January for President Trump. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 10 and range from $23 to $101.
Valli and his Four Seasons take the grandstand stage Aug. 28. Ticket sales start at noon March 10 and are priced at $29.
Tickets will be available through Etix at etix.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849. In addition, tickets will be sold at the fairgrounds ticket office during a limited-time opening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 10. For more information, call 651-288-4427. Grandstand tickets do not include the cost of admission to the fair.
Keith’s tours have drawn more than 1 million fans each year for a decade. His first No. 1 hit, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” became the most-played country song of the 1990s. On the viral side of things, his “Red Solo Cup” music video has nearly 40 million views to date.
Valli rose to fame in 1962 with a string of hits. His stage and movie biography “Jersey Boys” brought new appreciation from younger generations. Among his most popular tunes: “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
This year’s fair begins Aug. 24 and wraps up on Labor Day, Sept. 4.