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Illinois State Fair reveals closing act for Grandstand concert line-up

Brantley Gilbert performs during the Take It Outside Tour 2016 at Lakewood Amphitheatre on Friday, August 26, 2016, in Atlanta.
Brantley Gilbert performs during the Take It Outside Tour 2016 at Lakewood Amphitheatre on Friday, August 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Robb Cohen/Invision/AP

The Illinois State Fair has begun announcing its concert lineup, first revealing its closing act.

Brantley Gilbert, who sings “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell of an Amen,” will be at the fair Aug. 19, according to a news release.

His opening act was not announced.

The State Fair organizers expect “a fantastic, high-energy, in-your-face concert,” said acting State Fair manager Luck Sailer.

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

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