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N.D. State Fair announces concert lineup

MINOT -- Lady Antebellum will kick off the North Dakota State Fair concert series this July and Brad Paisley will wrap it up, the State Fair marketing department announced Thursday morning.

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The country concert series begins Friday, July 18 with Lady Antebellum. It features Randy Houser on Wednesday, July 23, Florida Georgia Line on Thursday, July 24 and Paisley on Saturday, July 26. The Charlie Daniels Band plays Sunday, July 20 as part of the country series.

Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp will perform Saturday, July 19, as a stand-alone show. Rock band Three Days Grace will appear Friday, July 25.

A Grandstand Country Showpass costs $85 with the option for standing room or reserved seating tickets available. The Mellancamp concert is a $65 ticket for standing room or reserved seating. The Three Days Grace concert is $25 or $15 with the purchase of a ticket to the Mellancamp concert.

The State Fair is held July 18-26 in Minot. Tickets can be purchased online at, on Facebook at, by phone at 701-852-3247 or in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the State Fair Center. More information is available at

2014 Grandstand Showpass Lineup

Friday, July 18 – Lady Antebellum

Sunday, July 20– The Charlie Daniels Band

Monday, July 21 – Enduro Race

Tuesday, July 22– IMCA Modified and Stock Car Races

Wednesday, July 23 – Randy Houser

Thursday, July 24 –Florida Georgia Line

Saturday, July 26 – Brad Paisley

2014 Rock Concerts

Saturday, July 19 - John Mellancamp

Friday, July 25 - Three Days Grace