Tuesday, July 07, 2009

NC State Fair line-up announced, fairly typical

This year's Dorton Arena performance schedule for the 2009 State Fair has been announced, and it's not surprising that it follows the same formula we see year after year. There's an assortment of country and Christian music and this year, there's some Nickelodeon music tossed in.

Local boy Jason Michael Carroll will kick things off on October 15 and Eric Church will wrap things up on the 25th. The one interesting show of the bunch is The Temptations on October 20, which will feature lead singer Dennis Edwards.

There's still one hole in the schedule. The October 22 performer is still "to be announced." The notable absence is someone from the Food Network. Bobby Flay was there last year and Paul Dean was there in 2007.

[UPDATE: American Idol contestant and Chapel Hill native Anoop Desai has filled the October 22 spot. My Food Network prediction did not come to pass.]

Tickets for the shows will go on sale on August 3 via etix.com. Check out the schedule and ticket prices below.

NC State Fair Dorton Arena performers:
10.15 - Jason Michael Carroll - $5
10.16 - Third Day - $15
10.17 - Kellie Pickler - $10
10.18 - Nat and Alex Wolff - $10
10.19 - Jamey Johnson - $5
10.20 - Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards - $10
10.21 - Julianne Hough - $5
10.22 - Anoop Desai - $5
10.23 - Jeremy Camp and Tenth Avenue North - $10
10.24 - Blake Shelton - $10
10.25 - Eric Church - $5

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