First grandstand act for 2019 announced

Photo courtesy S.D. Dept of Agriculture Members of the country music group Little Big Town pose for a publicity photo. The group will perform Saturday, Aug. 31, at the grandstand during the S.D. State Fair.

Little Big Town to perform at the S.D. State Fair

HURON — The South Dakota State Fair and Legend Seeds announced Tuesday that Little Big Town will be coming to the S.D. State Fair grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 31.
“We are thrilled to bring Little Big Town to the State Fair,” said Peggy Besch, S.D. State Fairgrounds manager. “They are a huge name in country music and have a long list of hits. We are excited to make this announcement before the New Year to get people excited for fair time. There’s no time like fair time!”
Little Big Town entered the music scene more than 18 years ago with hits like “Boondocks” and “Bring it on Home.” Success continued with albums “Tornado” and “Pain Killer,” delivering No. 1 singles “Pontoon,” “Tornado,” “Day Drinking,” and the history-making, best-selling country single of 2015, “Girl Crush.”
The band recently received its third career Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for its multi-week No. 1 platinum-selling hit, “Better Man,” off the chart-topping album, “The Breaker.”
The band’s latest album debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart. In the past seven years Little Big Town has won more than 20 awards, including Grammys, CMAs, ACMs, People’s Choice awards, and an Emmy.
A pre-sale on VIP tickets will begin May 21, followed by backrest holders on June 3 and June 6 for Friends of the Fair. General public ticket sales will begin June 10.
The 2019 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 28. This year’s theme is “There’s No Time Like Fair Time.”
For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

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