2013 Concerts at the Alaska State Fair

The State Fair announces concert line-up including artists like Foreigner, Bill Cosby, 3 Doors Down and Phillip Phillips.


by Megan Mazurek

The schedule for the 2013 AT&T concert series features:

Thursday, August 22: Foreigner. With more than 70 million albums sold, nine Top 10 hits, and a spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 All Time Top Artists Chart, Foreigner is arguably one of the world’s most popular rock acts. Fans continue to enjoy the band’s signature mix of blues and pop, which has spawned hits like “Feels Like the First Time,” “Cold as Ice,” “Jukebox Hero” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $70 for reserved seating, and $35 for general admission. Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply.

Sunday, August 25: Bill Cosby. Described as a “national treasure with the unique ability to touch people’s hearts,” Bill Cosby’s career has spanned five decades and virtually all media. The legendary entertainer is known for his stand-up comedy act, gold and platinum comedy albums, award-winning TV shows such as The Cosby Show, hit movies like Uptown Saturday Night, and best-selling books including “Fatherhood.” Show begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $80 for reserved seating, and $40 for general admission. Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply. Ticket holders may bring small foldable chairs to this show only.

Monday, August 26: Love and Theft. The duo delivers a mix of country melodies and sing-along choruses in their self-titled second studio album, featuring honest, soulful country music like “Runnin’ Out of Air,” “Amen,” “Girls Look Hot in Trucks” and “Angel Eyes,” which scored the twosome their first CMT Music Awards nomination for Duo Video of the Year. Show begins at 7 p.m. All tickets are $30. Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply. Limited chair seating available on first-come, first-served basis.

Friday, August 30: 3 Doors Down. These Mississippi-based rockers embarked on “The Better Life” in 2000, when their debut album sold 6 million copies, and the hit “Kryptonite” was named the #1 song of the year and secured a Grammy nomination. They followed that success with five more albums and hits including “Loser,” “Duck and Run,” “When I’m Gone” and “Let Me Go.” Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 for reserved area, and $35 for general admission. Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply. Please note there is no seating at this concert.

September 2: Phillip Phillips. Fresh off his season 11 American Idol victory, Phillip Phillips will showcase his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills at the Fair in songs including his debut single “Home.” The 21-year-old, Georgia-bred singer/guitarist will also perform tracks from his first album, “The World from the Side of the Moon,” which delivers acoustic-driven rock with an earthy, authentic sound. Show begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $55 for reserved seating, and $35 for general admission. Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply.

Details on the final seven concerts are being finalized, and will be announced on the Fair website, blog and Facebook page. Fairgoers can also sign up to receive email or mobile concert updates on the Fair website.

Ticket Information

Concert tickets go on sale to the general public today, Friday, February 22. Tickets are available at alaskastatefair.org; convenience fees apply and Fair admission is additional.

Tickets may also be purchased using the free ETIX iPhone app, available at the app store or on iTunes (please note that only “best available” seats are available through the ETIX app and convenience fees apply). Fairgoers may also get tickets at the Kendall Toyota of Anchorage Borealis Box Office on the fairgrounds during the Fair; no convenience fees charged for tickets purchased at the box office.

As Fair admission is additional to all concert ticket prices, fairgoers are encouraged to take advantage of money-saving offers, such as the 2013 season pass, which offers admission all 12 days of the Fair, as well as free parking (included with adult and senior passes only). Season passes must be ordered by Wednesday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. for in-person purchases and 11:59 p.m. for online purchases. Passes will be mailed prior to the start of the Fair.

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Dadof4inAK said on Saturday, Feb 23 at 11:16 AM

$70 for Foreigner?!?!? $80 for Cosby?!?! Both awesome in their prime but, come on AK State Fair!!! Yeah, it's a family event all right! It's gotten to the point that I can take my family of six to Seattle or a week on the Kenai for less than a weekend at the fair! We're seriously looking at our budget this year bout affording the fair.

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