Concerts will return to Veterans Memorial Coliseum after a three-year hiatus when the Arizona State Fair 2023 opens at the fairgrounds in Phoenix on Friday, Sept. 22.
Fans can expect some changes to the popular concert series.
“For decades, the Madhouse on McDowell hosted nightly concerts during the State Fair — Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and even Selena Gomez,” Wanell Costello, the fair’s executive director, said in a press release.
“The post-pandemic music industry forced us to evolve our business model, and in order to bring back headliner talent, every seat is reserved and includes your fair admission.”
This year’s concerts are billed as “An Evening With…” That means there’s no opening act “so you can grab a turkey leg before the show and have time for a funnel cake,” according to the press release.
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Where is the Arizona State Fair?
The Arizona State Fair is at 1826 W. McDowell Road in Phoenix.
Arizona State Fair 2023 dates
The 2023 Arizona State Fair opens on Friday, Sept. 22, and runs Thursdays-Sundays through Oct. 29.
Arizona State Fair 2023 concert lineup
Four concerts have been announced so far. They all begin at 7 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 13: Walker Hayes.
- Friday, Oct. 20: Ne-Yo.
- Saturday, Oct. 21: Brothers Osborne.
- Saturday, Oct. 28: Carly Pearce.
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How to get Arizona State Fair concert tickets
Concert tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, at azstatefair.com. Prices start at $25 and include fair admission ($15).
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