Along with the usual country and Christian acts, this year's lineup will begin and end with two anomalies. First, the concerts will kick off on Thursday, October 16, with rapper and reality TV star Vanilla Ice. Then the series will wrap on Sunday, October 26, with venerable rocker Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.
In between those two performances will be Tamela Mann, Clay Walker, Parmalee, Love and Theft, James Gregory, Brandy Clark, Newboys and Trace Adkins.
[UPDATE: The final performers have been announced. On October 23 McClain (including China Anee McClain) and Before You Exit will perform.]
2014 NC State Fair lineup
October 16 - Vanilla Ice - $5
October 17 - Tamela Mann - $10
October 18 - Clay Walker - $12
October 19 - Parmalee - $10
October 20 - Love and Theft - $10
October 21 - James Gregory - $5
October 22 - Brandy Clark - $5
October 23 - McClain (including China Anne McClain) w/ Before you Exit - $10
October 24 - Newsboys - $10
October 25 - Trace Adkins - $17
October 26 - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - $15