Monday, July 1, 2013

Scotty McCreery will perform 2 shows at the NC State Fair - tickets go on Sale August 1st

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013


Andrea Ashby, assistant director
N.C. State Fair Press Office
(919) 707-3004

N.C. State Fair announces 2013 concert lineup

RALEIGH – The 2013 State Fair fall concert lineup will feature performances by rock, country, contemporary Christian and bluegrass musicians, along with a unique Michael Jackson tribute band.

Sister Hazel will kickoff the series on Thursday, Oct. 17. The alternative rock band has been entertaining since 1993 and has created such hits as “All for You” and “Change Your Mind.”

Friday, Oct. 18, will feature two contemporary Christian artists, both of whom are Dove Award winners. Francesca Battistelli was a Grammy nominee, and is well known for her singles “This is the Stuff” and “Free to Be Me.” The band Building 429, which includes Fayetteville natives, will perform such hits as “We Won’t Be Shaken” and “Where I Belong.”

Country music artist Joe Nichols will take the stage Saturday, Oct. 19. The Grammy-nominated musician is known for his hits “Gimme That Girl” and “Brokenheartsville.”

North Carolina’s own country star, Scotty McCreery, will perform Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. McCreery shot to fame by winning "American Idol" and followed up with several Country Music Association and Country Music Television awards. Now a student at N.C. State University, McCreery has hit the charts with “The Trouble with Girls” and “See You Tonight.”

Bluegrass Band of the Year for 2013, Dailey and Vincent, will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The group has also won many International Bluegrass Music Association awards.

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Who’s Bad, also native to North Carolina, will perform on Thursday, Oct. 24. The group was founded in 2005 and received the opportunity to play in 2010 at the London O2 arena, which was the venue for what would have been Jackson’s final concert series.

Christian rock group MercyMe will perform Friday, Oct. 25. MercyMe has won several Dove and American Music Awards and is best known for the songs “I Can Only Imagine,” “Spoken For” and “All of Creation."

Randy Houser, another country music artist, will perform Saturday, Oct. 26. Houser has co-written several songs for other artists, including Trace Adkin’s “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” and is also well known for his own hit singles “Anything Goes” and “How Country Feels.”

The Eli Young Band will close out the 2013 N.C. State Fair concert series on Sunday, Oct. 27. The band won the 2012 Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year for its hit “Crazy Girl.”

All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1 online at Prices are outlined below.

Thursday, Oct. 17: Sister Hazel, $5
Friday, Oct. 18: Francesca Battistelli and Building 429, $10
Saturday, Oct. 19: Joe Nichols, $10
Sunday, Oct. 20: TBA
Monday, Oct. 21: Scotty McCreery, $25*
Tuesday, Oct. 22: Scotty McCreery, $25*

Wednesday, Oct. 23: Dailey and Vincent, $5
Thursday, Oct. 24: Who’s Bad, $5
Friday, Oct. 25: MercyMe, $15
Saturday, Oct. 26: Randy Houser, $10
Sunday, Oct. 27: Eli Young Band, $15

*There will be a 10-ticket limit per transaction when tickets go on sale.


  1. Cool there a lot cheaper than what I expected thanks Donna!!! :-)

  2. Donna, If you hear that you can get the NC tickets earlier than the state fair is selling them, please post, as I must get tickets for the 1st day or I cannot go. I am coming from OH and must get the 1st day. I know last yeaer when I got them, they sold out within 24 hours for 1st day. thanks. Janfan

  3. Hey does anyone know what time the radio special comes on the 4th with Crook and Chase? I would give anything to go to the N.C. State Fair to see Scotty I wish he had been closing it out on the weekend though maybe I could have worked something out but he sure can't work around me HA!!!! His got so much going on I Love it I seen him on TV on OPRY LIVE and I get on here this morning and seen his name on the Main Screen Trending and WOW THAT LOOKED SO GOOD> WAY TO GO SCOTTY. LOVE IT maybe he is finally getting out there where people will see him perform and see what a GREAT Artist he is. I mean SOLD OUT at Busch Gardens WOW WOW......... Love It !!! Thanks Donna and crew for all these videos and stuff that was posted I felt like I was there!!!! HEY..... ILYTB SCOTTY....

    1. I want to know to what time he is talking to CROOK and CHASE. I have a brother that lives in Charlotte,maybe he would take me or his daughter who loves country music too. Me to loving it that people are seeing him performing and getting Recognize to see what a super Artist he is. WAY TO GO SCOTTY.

  4. Exclusive Photos:
    McCreery Performs at Sweet 16 for Duck Dynasty Star's Daughter

    EntertainmentJuly 2, 2013 AT 6:00PM By Nicole Eggenberger

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    Scotty McCreery performed at Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson's daughter Sadie's Sweet 16 birthday party on June 17.Credit: Skip Bolen/Getty Images

    Scotty McCreery is perfecting his duck call! The 19-year-old Season 10 American Idol winner made a special appearance at Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson's daughter Sadie's Sweet 16 birthday party on June 17.

    McCreery sang a duet with Willie, and serenaded the birthday girl during the bash. Sadie tells Us Weekly that she "freaked out" over McCreery's appearance, and even cajoled him to dance the two-step with her. "He doesn't usually dance!" she marveled.

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    Credit: Skip Bolen/Getty Images

    Willie and his wife Korie threw their daughter the over-the-top soiree -- complete with a "Redneck Red Carpet" -- in West Monroe, La.

    "It felt like a party for everyone!" Korie told Us. The 200 invited guests enjoyed lobster corn dogs and decorations selected by HGTV's Junk Gypsies.

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    "Great time out at Sadie's bday party!" McCreery tweeted after the party. "Thanks for letting me come sing . . . They really know how to have a good time down in West Monroe."

    Sadie posted a photo of herself posing with the country singer and tweeted, "This boy made my birthday the best day of my life! So thankful that he came down for my party!"

    Credit: Skip Bolen/Getty Images

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    On Monday, July 1, McCreery made a big announcement regarding his surprise friendship with the Duck Dynasty cast. "So here's the news y'all! I'll be joining the Duck Cruise with Duck Dynasty next summer! Gonna be tons of fun! Come out and sail with us!"

    Duck Dynasty fans can purchase tickets to go on a cruise out of Miami to Key West and Cozumel with the cast on July 17-21, 2014. "Exciting news!" Korie also added. "Scotty McCreery is going to sail the seas with us next summer on our Duck Cruise! We're gonna have a blast!"

    Please check out and post what my friend Gail Drayton sent on Scotty in US Weekly. Great publicity for Scotty. thanks.. Janfan


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  5. MamaG how do you watch it on TV , OPRY live


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