On Aug. 13, it's the Eli Young Band and Love and Theft. The Eli Young Band is a country four-piece out of Texas, founded in 2000 by Eli and James Young at the University of North Texas. The country performers are best known for the songs "Always the Love Songs," "Even if it Breaks Your Heart" and "Crazy Girl." Country duo Love and Theft released its self-titled sophomore record, which featured the single, "Runnin' Out of Air," last July.
Performers on Aug. 14 are Thompson Square and Randy Houser. Thompson Square, best known for its hit single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" is currently on tour with country star Luke Bryan and awaiting the release of its second album, "Just Feels Good."
Houser, a country singer/songwriter who co-wrote "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" for Trace Adkins and "Back that Thing Up" for Justin Moore has carved out a successful career as a solo artist with songs like "Whistlin' Dixie," and "How Country Feels."
The fair goes rock on Aug. 18 with Theory of a Deadman. The Canadian grunge rockers are best known for hits like "Make Up Your Mind," "Bad Girlfriend" and "Hate My Life."
The series ends Aug. 16 with the return of the Buckin' B Bull Ride, which is followed by a concert with Southern country rockers Parmalee.
Tickets are not yet on sale and prices are not available. When they do go on sale, they will be sold through Etix, according to the fair's news release. Visit www.statefairofwv.com or call 1-800-514-3849 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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