Oklahoma State Fair concerts announced

The Oklahoma State Fair offers a variety of musical talents.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 25, 2010

The Oklahoma State Fair of 2010 is roping in a variety of musical attractions ranging from country to hip-hop during the extravaganza's Sept. 16-26 run.

The Chesapeake Energy Stage concerts at State Fair Park are free with the purchase of outside gate admission to the fairgrounds, and the rodeo concerts are free with a paid rodeo admission ticket.

Eli Young Band kicks off the concert series Sept. 16. The band's third album, "Jet Black & Jealous," was released in 2008. The single "When It Rains" spent more than 30 weeks on the country charts and peaked at No. 34. The second chart single, "Always the Love Songs," followed in the same year, reaching a peak of No. 11.

Grand Funk Railroad takes to the Chesapeake Energy Stage on Sept. 17. The popular '70s band has sold more than 25 million records with such hits as "Mean Mistreater," "I'm Your Captain" and "We're an American Band."

On Sept. 18, Candy Coburn and the Marshall Tucker Band will perform on the Chesapeake Energy Stage. Coburn has recently signed with Nashville, Tenn., producer Joe Scaife, who has produced artists such as Montgomery Gentry and Gretchen Wilson.

Mitchel Musso will entertain the Chesapeake Energy Stage audience Sept.19. Musso is an actor and musician best known for his roles as Oliver Oken in the Disney Channel sitcom "Hannah Montana" and Jeremy Johnson in the Disney Channel animated series "Phineas and Ferb."

Christian rockers Tenth Avenue North perform on the Chesapeake stage Sept. 20. Their song "Love Is Here" reached No. 3 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart in 2008. It ended the year as the 12th most-played song on Christian radio.

An Elvis impersonator contest will supply the rock 'n' roll Sept. 21-22. This is a regional qualifier for the national Elvis Idol contest set for later this year in Florida.

Fair Concerts

Chesapeake Energy Stage

Sept. 16: Eli Young Band.

Sept. 17: Grand Funk Railroad.

Sept. 18: Candy Coburn (2 and 8 p.m.) and Marshall Tucker Band (8 p.m.).

Sept. 19: Mitchel Musso.

Sept. 20: Tenth Avenue North with Addison Road.

Sept. 21: National Elvis Extravaganza.

Sept. 22: National Elvis Extravaganza.

Sept. 23: Colgate Country Showdown.

Sept. 24: MC Hammer.

Sept. 25: Matt Morris.

Sept. 26: Centennial Rodeo Opry.

XTREME Bulls Rodeo Stage

Sept. 24: Josh Turner.

Sept. 25: Jake Owen.

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