Illinois State Fair 2019

Illinois State Fair 2019! The Illinois State Fair will once again offer Stage Side Parties for each of the ticketed Grandstand concerts. An additional $30 ticket provides fairgoers access to an exclusive pre-show party that includes food, entertainment, giveaways and early entry into the concert. The Stage Side Party is only available to those who have purchased a concert ticket to attend that night’s concert – BOTH concert and Stage Side Party tickets will be required to enter the party tent. These tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster once tickets are on sale. Stage Side Party tickets purchased on or before July 15, 2019, will also receive a parking pass for the concert date event. Tickets to all the announced Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage concerts go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster directly at

For those who prefer to purchase tickets in person, the Emmerson Building on the State Fairgrounds in Springfield will begin selling tickets on Monday, April 22. Office hours are 9 a.m. To 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

It’s important to remember that Ticketmaster and the Illinois State Fair Box Office are the only authorized outlets to sell concert tickets for the State Fair Grandstand. Third party outlets often inflate ticket prices, and the buyer has no guarantee of authenticity of tickets purchased from a third-party seller.

The 2019 Grandstand Schedule is:

  • Sunday, August 11: Dan + Shay
  • Monday, August 12: The Traveling Salvation Show – A Tribute to Neil Diamond (Free Concert – no tickets needed)
  • Tuesday, August 13: Why Don’t We
  • Wednesday, August 14: Pentatonix with Rachel Platten
  • Thursday, August 15: Old Dominion
  • Friday, August 16: Snoop Dogg w/ Dogg Pound, Warren G, DJ Quik, Twista, and Do or Die

The Illinois State Fair will once again offer Stage Side Parties for each of the ticketed Grandstand concerts. An additional ticket provides fairgoers access to an exclusive pre-show party that includes food, entertainment, giveaways and early entry into the concert.

The Stage Side Party is only available to those who have purchased a concert ticket to attend that night’s concert – BOTH concert and Stage Side Party tickets will be required to enter the party tent. These tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster once tickets are on sale.

Stage Side Party tickets purchased on or before July 15 will also receive a parking pass for the concert date event.

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