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The structures of Cardinal Stadium are considered unsafe, prompting the creation of the Turf Concert Series in 2013. (Source: Air 3, WAVE 3 News) The structures of Cardinal Stadium are considered unsafe, prompting the creation of the Turf Concert Series in 2013. (Source: Air 3, WAVE 3 News)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 2014 Kentucky State Fair concerts will feature the sounds of yesterday and today from the worlds of country, rock and R&B.

Fair-goers can enjoy a free concert every night of the fair's run in Cardinal Stadium. For the second year in a row, seating for all Cardinal Stadium concerts will be on the field because of the age and condition of the venue. All three paid concerts will be held in Freedom Hall.


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Main Stage Concerts at Freedom Hall

Lady Antebellum with special guest Billy Currington
Thursday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.
Ticket prices: $45 and $55 (includes Kentucky State Fair admission), $84 VIP tickets

Styx and Foreigner
(Louisville's Ballard High School choir will perform with Foreigner.)
Friday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m.
Ticket prices: $40 and $50 (includes Kentucky State Fair admission), $79 VIP tickets

Alabama with special guest Sunny Sweeney
Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.
$45 and $50 (includes Kentucky State Fair admission), $79 VIP tickets

VIP tickets provide loge seating, access to the VIP lounge, which includes upscale bar service and complementary hor d'oevres, a private restroom and one parking pass in a special lot the day of the show. The price includes Kentucky State Fair gate admission.

The Free Turf Concert Series

  • Aug. 14: Plain White T's with special guest A Lion Named Roar
  • Aug. 15: Morris Day & the Time with special guest Unlimited
  • Aug. 16: America with special guest Caribou
  • Aug. 17: Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Marty Brown
  • Aug. 18: Newsboys with special guest Matthew West
  • Aug. 19: Kenny Rogers with special guest Belles and Whistles
  • Aug. 20: Easton Corbin with special guest Olivia Henken
  • Aug. 21: Happy Together Tour with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddit, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary US Bonds, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & the Playboys
  • Aug. 22: Scotty McCreery with special guest Kelsey K
  • Aug. 23: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with special guest Devour the Day
  • Aug. 24: MercyMe
All Turf Concert Series shows are free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The only exception is the Aug. 24 concert which begins at 4 p.m.

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