JUST IN: Ohio State Fair makes first concert announcement

Nothing says summer is getting closer than an Ohio State Fair concert announcement.

The Ohio State Fair has announced its line-up for this summer featuring seven paid concerts and free events as a part of its concert series. 

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The just-announced acts include Reba McEntire, comedian Jeff Dunham and The Commodores. Four more concerts at the fairground’s Celeste Center have yet to be announced to the public. 

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Here is the lineup so far: 

-Reba McEntire, July 26

-The Commodores, July 28

-Casting Crowns, July 30

-Kidz Bop Live, July 31

-Brothers Osborne, Aug. 1

-Jeff Dunham, Aug. 2

-Styx and Cheap Trick, Aug. 4

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Tickets purchased before arriving at the Fair include Fair admission. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. The fair runs July 25 through August 5 at the Ohio Expo Center. For more information on the Ohio State Fair visit or call 1-614-644-FAIR.

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