What a feeling! Lionel Richie, Brandi Carlile announced for State Fair

They're the latest acts announced for the 2019 State Fair.
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Minnesota State Fair-goers can say "Hello" to Lionel Richie when he takes to the stage at the Grandstand this August.

The '80s superstar will be bringing his catalogue of hits to the 2019 Minnesota State Fair as part of its Grandstand Concert Series, with his performance set for Friday, Aug. 30.

The next night, on Saturday, Aug. 31, the State Fair will welcome folk rocker Brandi Carlile to the stage, as she plays as part of The Current's Music On-A-Stick series.

They are the third and fourth concerts announced for this year's State Fair, with Hootie & The Blowfish/Barenaked Ladies announced for Thursday, Aug. 22, and Weird Al Yankovic playing on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Richie will be bringing his bevy of pop music hits to the fairgrounds, with his best-known tracks including "Hello," "Dancing on the Ceiling," "Endless Love," and "All Night Long," not to mention his work with the Commodores that included tracks "Easy" and "Three Times A Lady."

Carlile, a native of Washington, is a multiple Grammy-nominated artist who has seven albums to her name, including 2007 album The Story, from which the hit single of the same name was released.

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Her most recent album, By the Way, I Forgive You, reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and landed her 6 Grammy awards this year, including for "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" for "The Joke."

Tickets for Richie go on sale at noon on Friday, costing $57 and $67.

Carlile tickets go on sale two hours earlier, at 10 a.m., with tickets priced $51, $66 and $76.

You can get tickets at etix.com or by calling 800-514-3849. You can also get them from the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office during a limited-time opening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

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