Rapper Pitbull among new acts for Illinois State Fair

Rapper Pitbull and the Chicago cast of the Million Dollar Quartet have been added to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand entertainment offerings. They will join country artists Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Jake Owen, rock legends Boston and Steely Dan, and the ten finalists on American Idol to form a star-studded 2014 concert line-up.

“This entertainment line-up proves that there is truly something for everyone at this year’s Illinois State Fair,” Governor Pat Quinn said. “A concert in the State Fair Grandstand is a great way to spend a summer evening.”

Latin Grammy winner Pitbull, whose single “Timber” just recently became his second number one hit in he United States, will perform on Saturday, August 9th. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Saturday, May 3rd, at 10 am through Ticketmaster.

The cast of Million Dollar Quarter will give a free concert on Monday, August 11th. The hit musical is currently running at the Apollo Theater in Chicago and Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas. It was inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

For more information about the Grandstand entertainment line-up, visit the Illinois State Fair’s website.

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