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South Dakota State Fair Announces First Grandstand Act


HURON, S.D. –The South Dakota State Fair and Legend Seeds announce performances by the Eli Young Band and the Casey Donahew Band on Saturday, Aug. 31.“The combination of these two bands on the Grandstand is going to be a great show,” said State Fair Manager Jerome Hertel. “These guys know how to entertain an audience, and the State Fair is excited to welcome them to the stage.”

Opening for the Eli Young Band will be the up-and-coming Texas country music sensation Casey Donahew Band. Donahew is a Texas native and has released a total of five albums since 2006, including a self-released live album in 2008.

“With the Casey Donahew Band, we really listened to people’s suggestions and recognized they have a solid following in South Dakota,” commented Hertel. “We are extremely excited to bring Casey Donahew to the fair.”

Ticket prices have not been set yet.  Ticket pre-sales will begin June 17 for backrest holders, followed by Friends of the Fair ticket sales on June 20. General public ticket sales will begin June 24.

 The 2013 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2. Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 28. This year’s theme is “Starry Nights and Midway Lights”.  For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them Facebook and Twitter.