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Grandstand

The Grandstand was rebuilt in 1927, and is known for holding an assortment of concerts, horse and automobile races.  The north and south interiors accommodates vendors, displays and organizations.
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​*VIPit Tickets

  • VIPit Tickets are in a Standing Room Only area (no chairs permitted)
  • VIPit Ticket holders are guaranteed a prime viewing location in a sectioned off area close to the stage on the Grandstand Track
  • VIPit ticket holders are allowed entry to the Pit area prior to the opening of all other general admission gates. VIPit ticket holders attending Stage Side Party will be allowed entry to the Pit area from the Stage Side Party at the same time as the other VIPit Ticket Holders at Gate 1.
  • VIP​it ticket holders MUST enter through Gate 1 to receive their VIPit bracelet. Bracelet is required for entry into the VIPit area. Bracelets will be issued prior to entering venue at Gate 1. Once inside the venue – no bracelets will be issued. (VIPit ticket holders attending Stage Side Party will receive their bracelet upon entering the party – must receive it when entering the party; bracelets will not be issued once entered)
  • A Guaranteed prime viewing location means that VIPit ticket holders are not required to show up early and stand in long lines all day; therefore, they can enjoy all the attractions that the Illinois State Fair has to offer!
Only 1,100 VIPit tickets will be available for purchase, per concert, so make sure to get yours early.
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**Stage Side Pre-Show Par​ty $30

IL State Fair is offering a Stage Side Pre-Show Party for every concert (except Monday night). For a small charge, in addition to a concert ticket, concert-goers can purchase a party ticket and enjoy the party tent which is located in the backstage area at the south end of the Grandstand stage.

MUST have BOTH a concert ticket AND a party ticket to enter the party tent (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm (except Fri 8/19/16 – 4:00pm-5:30pm)
Entrance:   Located inside Parking Lot 18A (Infield)
Includes: Food Bar
Early entry into concert*
Entertainment
Giveaways (including a chance for (2) Meet & Greet Passes)
Possible Surprise Guest Appearance

*VIPit ticket holders attending Stage Side Party will be allowed entry into concert at same time as non-party VIPit ticket holders; however, Party attendees will enter from the Party area into the venue.

ONLY 120 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

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​​​​***Country Concert Blowout - $114

FOUR (4) concerts, one low price.
Sunday, August 14 Jake Owen / Old Dominion
Tuesday, August 16 Dierks Bentley and Tucker Beathard;
Friday, August 19 Cole Swindell / Kane Brown / LANco / Jon Langston
Saturday, August 20   Little Big Town / David Nail
** Each package includes (1) General Track Ticket for each concert listed beneath. Savings of 20%.

*Limited Time Offer – Only 500 Packages will be available, Sale ends July 31st.
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​​​​***Rock-On Extravaganza - $120

FOUR (4) concerts, one low price.
Friday, August 12 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / Melissa Etheridge
Wednesday, August 17   KISS / The Dead Daisies
Thursday, August 18 Volbeat / Killswitch Engage / Black Wizard
Sunday, August 21 ZZ Top / Gregg Allman
** Each package includes (1) General Track Ticket for each concert listed beneath. Savings of 20%.

*Limited Time Offer – Only 500 Packages will be available, Sale ends July 31st.
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​​​​***Summer Concert Blockbuster - $269

TEN (10) concerts, one low price.
Friday, August 12 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / Melissa Etheridge
Saturday, August 13 Meghan Trainor / Hailee Steinfeld / Common Kings
Sunday, August 14 Jake Owen / Old Dominion
Monday, August 15 New Odyssey
Tuesday, August 16 Dierks Bentley / Tucker Beathard
Wednesday, August 17   KISS / The Dead Daisies
Thursday, August 18 Volbeat / Killswitch Engage / Black Wizard
Friday, August 19 Cole Swindell / Kane Brown / LANco / Jon Langston
Saturday, August 20 Little Big Town / David Nail
Sunday, August 21 ZZ Top / Gregg Allman
** Each package includes (1) General Track Ticket for each concert listed beneath. Savings of 20%.

*Limited Time Offer – Only 500 Packages will be available, Sale ends July 31st.
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