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Brett Eldredge, an Illinois native, will headline the Illinois State Fair Grandstand

Brett Eldredge will headline the 2018 Illinois State Fair.
Brett Eldredge will headline the 2018 Illinois State Fair. Associated Press

Brett Eldredge, a country singer from Paris, Illinois, will headline the Illinois State Fair Grandstand on Friday, Aug. 17, according to a news release.

Eldredge was named 2014 CMA New Artist of the Year, co-hosted ABC's CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock and was featured on "Forever Country."

Tickets will go on sale later this spring.

Brantley Gilbert, who sings “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell of an Amen,” will close the fair with a performance scheduled on Aug. 19.

The Illinois State Fair will start Aug. 9 and run through Aug. 19 in Springfield.



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