Grand Island, NE—American Idol sensation Kelly Clarkson will launch the 2018 Nebraska State Fair on opening night Friday, August 24. A judge on The Voice, GRAMMY-Award winner, and inaugural season champion of American Idol, Clarkson has sold 25 million albums worldwide. Standout hits include “Piece by Piece,” “Since U Been Gone,” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” Her latest album Meaning of Life just released in October.
Country super stars Old Dominion take the stage Friday, August 31. The group just won the 2018 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year Award.
“We’re in the big boy category now,” said lead singer Matt Ramsey in an interview with CMT News. “…Now we’re looking at a big headlining tour in the fall – so we are not a bar band anymore.” With #1 singles “Break Up with Him,” “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” and “Written in the Sand,” Old Dominion will make that tour come alive at Nebraska State Fair.
Rounding out the 2018 Nebraska State Fair concert series is Night Ranger, celebrating their 35th anniversary tour and performing Sunday, September 2. The 80s rockers have sold more than 17 million albums worldwide and had ten #1 music videos on MTV. Their mega-hit ballad “Sister Christian,” was followed by additional hits “Sentimental Street” and “Goodbye” among others.
The complete concert lineup for the 2018 Nebraska State Fair includes:
Kelly Clarkson August 24 7:30pm Fonner Park Track Infield
Sugarland August 25 7:30pm Fonner Park Track Infield
The Righteous Brothers August 29 2:00pm Heartland Event Center
Bill Medley & Bucky Heard
Francesca Battistelli August 30 7:30pm Heartland Event Center
Old Dominion August 31 7:30pm Heartland Event Center
Up with People September 1 7:30pm Heartland Event Center
Night Ranger September 2 7:30pm Heartland Event Center
All tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 1 at 10am at the Heartland Event Center box office, or fans can purchase online at StateFair.org. Ticket prices, artist information and entertainment can be found online.