2023 Grandstand Lineup announced for 2023 Du Quoin State Fair
DU QUOIN, Ill. (KBSI) – The Grandstand Lineup has been announced for the 2023 Du Quoin State Fair. The fair will be Aug. 25-Sept. 4.
Six acts are scheduled to perform at the Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand. In addition to harness racing and ARCA and USAC auto races, the grandstand will host kids’ entertainment, comedy, country music and a Grammy-nominated rap artist.
Fairytales on Ice kicks off the grandstand entertainment on Friday, August 2. This cool new experience that will keep the whole family entertained. Award-winning skaters bring your favorite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music. Stories and characters from Beauty & The Beast, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more will be featured.
Grammy award-winning country singer-songwriter Carly Pearce takes the grandstand stage on Saturday, August 26. Pearce was Country Music Television’s 2021 Female Vocalist of the Year. She is the reigning American Country Music Award’s Female Artist of the Year. The Kentucky native will perform hits like What He Didn’t Do, I Hope You’re Happy Now, and Never Wanted To be That Girl when she takes the stage in Du Quoin.
Randy Houser returns to the Du Quoin State Fair on Thursday, August 31. An illness forced Houser to cancel his stop at the Du Quoin State Fair in 2022 while he was on a tour. The country music artist has racked up three consecutive number one hits and more than four million single sales for his album How Country Feels. Local band Murphy 500 will open for Houser.
Multi-platinum artist Dustin Lynch will headline the grandstand Friday, September 1. Lynch has built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music history, achieving eight number one hits, four Top 5 albums, ten Gold and Platinum certified singles, and over 4 billion global on-demand streams.
Following an afternoon of racing, Flo Rida headlines the grandstand Saturday, September 2. The Grammy-nominated rapper, singer and songwriter recently released his debut album Mail which featured his hit single Low in 2008. The rapper followed his debut album up with three more studio albums and two country rap singles, High Heels featuring Walker Hayes and No Bad Days featuring Jimmie Allen.
Multi-platinum recording artist, Grammy nominee and Billboard award winner, Larry the Cable Guy rounds out the 2023 Du Quoin State Fair lineup. He is known for his signature line “Git-R-Done.” Larry the Cable Guy has a Netflix special, is a bestselling author and has lent his voice to the Disney Cars series voicing the character Mater. Warming up the crowd for Larry the Cable Guy is comedian Derrick Stroup. He engages his audiences with his detailed stories, over the top energy and southern charm.
Tickets to all announced Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand shows can be purchased starting Friday, May 19 at the Du Quoin Grandstand box office at 10 a.m. and through Ticketmaster at noon.