Mississippi Valley Fair finalizes summer concerts


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Posted Online: Feb. 17, 2013, 9:55 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Thegrandstand lineup is set for this year's 94th annualMississippi Valley Fair -- and it again presents some big names in country music.

The fair, July 30to Aug. 4 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W.Locust St., will feature the following acts:

-- July 30: Toby Keith, who last performed at Moline's i wireless Center in August 2010.

-- July 31: Uncle Kracker, a rapper/rocker best known for the pop single "Smile," opened for Kenny Chesney at the i wireless Center in May 2011 and for Jason Alden in October 2010.

-- Aug. 1: Dwight Yoakam, a 56-year-old country star turned actor, who has not headlined in the Q-C before.

-- Aug. 2: Lynyrd Skynyrd, the legendary Southern rockers (whose hits include "Sweet Home Alabama," "What's Your Name" and "Freebird"), last performed at the i wireless Center in September 2002.

-- Aug. 3: Diamond Rio, a six-member country band that formed in 1984.

-- Aug. 4: Jake Owen, who was 3 in 1984 and released his debut disc in 2006, opened for Keith Urban at the i wireless Center in June 2011.

Many new grounds attractions are planned and will be announced in the next few months, according to fair generalmanager Bob Fox.

Prices will remain the same as in 2012 for Fair Fun Cards, good for grounds admission and theonly way to be admitted into the grandstand concerts

Fun Fair Cards are available now at the fair office for $40. The price goes to$45 after July 6.

For more information, call563-326-5338 or visit mvfair.com.




















 



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