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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.
Score with morePick any 3 or more SEPARATE concerts and receive a FREE admission ticket to the Illinois State Fair with each concert ticket.
*Offer is available ONLY for General Track (General Admission/Standing Room Only area) - (No VIPit or Reserved Seating tickets)
*All tickets must be purchased within same order – does not apply to previous ticket purchases
*Limited availability per concert choice
*Valid only until July 31s

 stage side partyUpgrade your concert experience with a stage side party.  For an additional $30 ticket will provide fairgoers access to an exclusive pre-show party that includes a food buffet, beer and wine for purchase, entertainment, giveaways and early entry into the concert.  Each party starts 2 1/2 hour prior to start of the concert. The Stage Side Party is only available to those who have purchased a concert ticket to attend that night’s concert – BOTH a concert & party ticket will be required to enter the party tent.  (On Free concert nights, where a party event is offered, only the party ticket will be required to enter.) These tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster starting April 29, 2017. There is a limited availability for each party.



​​*VIPit Tickets

  • VIPit Tickets are in a Standing Room Only area (no chairs permitted).   Information printed within the Row/Seat area of the ticket is for Accounting Purposes Only.
  • ​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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