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Du Quoin State Fair to Feature Four Free Big-Name Concerts

By Rob Sussman, WJBD News

The Du Quoin State Fair will feature four free big-name concerts at this years event, taking place next month in Du Quoin. Free acts including rocker Uncle Kracker, country music star, "Redneck Woman" singer, and Southern Illinois Native Gretchen Wilson, and country music stars Aaron Tippin and Darryl Worley will be performing with no charge for admission, thanks to a variety of local sponsors including Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon.

Uncle Kracker, known for his singles "Follow Me," "Smile," and "Drift Away," will play at the beer tent on Friday, August 23rd at 10:00pm.

Darryl Worley will play at the Grandstand on August 25th. The "I Miss My Friend," "Have You Forgotten?", and "Awful, Beautiful Life," singer will play just before the fireworks display on Veterans Appreciation Night.

Southern Illinois Native and "Redneck Woman," Here For The Party," and "All Jacked Up" singer Gretchen Wilson takes the stage on Wednesday, August 28th.

Aaron Tippin, singer of songs such as "You've Got To Stand For Something," Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly," and "Kiss This" will be playing in the Beer Garden on Sunday, September 1st.

The free acts join several other acts lined up to play at the fair, including rock group Theory of a Deadman, classic rock group Kansas, Billy Currington, Sawyer Brown w/ Lee Roy Parnell and Grace Askew, Canadian Christian act Matt Maher w/ Brittany Loyd, Montgomery Gentry and locally raised country music artist Drew Baldridge, a Patoka native, who will also be playing at the Marion County Fair later this week.

The fair itself takes place August 23rd to September 2nd in Du Quoin.

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