Country legend Reba McEntire will headline Illinois State Fair

SHARE Country legend Reba McEntire will headline Illinois State Fair

Singer and actress Reba McEntire | AP file photo

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Country Music Hall of Fame legend Reba McEntire will perform this summer at the Illinois State Fair.

Officials say she will close out the lineup at the Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage with a concert on Aug. 18. Rachel Wammack opens the show.

Tickets for the Grandstand concert, $35-$65, go on sale at 10 a.m. April 20 at

McEntire is a household name whose career has spanned five decades in music, television, film, theater and retail. She’s a member of the Hollywood Bowl and has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, six CMA Awards, three Grammy Awards and a GMA Dove Award.

The 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient has a new album. “Stronger Than the Truth” is scheduled for release April 5 on Big Machine Records.

Country singer Rachel Wammack will open for McEntire. Wammack was selected for Entertainment Weekly’s “2019 Artists to Watch.”

Other headlining music acts already announced for the fair include: Dan + Shay (Aug. 11), Why Don’t We (Aug. 13),  Pentatonix (Aug. 14), Old Dominion (Aug. 15) and Snoop Dogg (Aug. 16).

The Latest
The self-directed and self-produced documentary/concert film is as much a work of art as the monolithic concert production itself.
Three members from the Illinois House delegation declined to vote to expel Santos from Congress
“It’s of course [had] an effect on myself and my family,’s out of our control,” Bedard said Friday in Winnipeg.
The man was found unresponsive about 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 4600 block of West Montrose Avenue.