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Charlie Daniels Band, Jefferson Starship, John Anderson will perform at State Fair

state fairThe State Fair of Virginia’s concert lineup for 2013 will include country legends the Charlie Daniels Band and John Anderson, as well as rockers Jefferson Starship.

Admission to afternoon and evening concerts is included in the general admission price. Seating will be festival-style, which means there will be no assigned seats, and visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Anderson, who made his mark on the Top 10 with signature hits like “Swingin’,” “Wild and Blue” and “Straight Tequila Night” and saw double-Platinum success with his 1992 album Seminole Wind, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. Virginia-based Michelle Nixon & Drive will open with classic country and contemporary bluegrass at 6:30.

“Sweethearts of Bluegrass” Darin and Brooke Aldridge, who released their self-titled debut album a year ago, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.
American Idol standout Casey James will perform at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Bak N Da Day will lead a trip down memory lane at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 with Doo-Wop, Motown and Philly Soul from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
American Pride, who perform songs recorded by country legends The Statler Brothers, will perform at 2 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 1.

Donna Meade and the band Four of a Kind will mark Meade’s long-awaited return to the State Fair concert stage at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3.

Jefferson Starship, the current evolution of Jefferson Airplane, includes songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Paul Kantner and vocalist David Freiberg. Both were among creators of the renowned “San Francisco Sound” that changed the course of pop music forever. Jefferson Starship will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4.

Country artist Greg Bates, who released his debut single “Did It for the Girl” in 2012, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5.

The Charlie Daniels Band will close out the 2013 fair with a 7 p.m. performance on Oct. 6. In 1979 “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” topped country and pop charts, won a Grammy and propelled the band’s album Million Mile Reflections to triple Platinum.

This year’s State Fair of Virginia will run from Sept. 27 through Oct. 6. Information is available atStateFairVa.org.

The State Fair is held each fall at its permanent home at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. The fair’s mission is to increase agricultural and natural resource awareness and interest through educational programs, exhibitions and competitions in a fun, family-friendly setting.

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