Tennessee State Fair FREE Concert Series Line-up Announced

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2011) – The Tennessee State Fair announced today the line-up for its free concert series.

The Fair’s free concert series, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance, will offer three nights of free concerts to fair-goers and feature the Kentucky HeadHunters and the Georgia Satellites.

“In the past, fans have asked to more, big-name acts at the fair,” said Emily Fletcher, the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for the Fair. “Therefore, our board made it a priority to bring quality concerts to this year’s fair. We’ve made the grandstand concerts free with paid admission, so every fair-goer can enjoy the music. The Fair will continue to host the Kroger showcase stage, which features up-and-coming local talent; the true meaning of the bedrock of talent in Music City.”

The Kentucky HeadHunters, a long-time American country and rockabilly band, will kick-off the concert series with a performance on Tuesday, September 13, in the racetrack grandstands. The Grammy-winning band’s soulful, slamming Southern rock sound is a testament to rock and roll, country, blues, and Music City in general.

Band members, Greg Martin, Doug Phelps, Fred Young and Richard Young, will treat fair-goers to the group’s longtime classics such as “Dumas Walker” and “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine.” Fair-goers can also expect to hear a taste of the band’s new album, Dixie Lullabies, which is scheduled for release on October 18, 2011. A Tennessee-based country and bluegrass band, The Redhead Express, will open the concert at 7 p.m. and will perform songs from their new country album scheduled for release after the first of the year.

On Thursday, September 15, fair-goers can move to the sweet, gritty, three-chord rock-n-roll sound of critically acclaimed band, The Georgia Satellites. Group members, Rick Richard, Rick Price, and singer Todd Johnston, will rock the racetrack grandstands with their bar band roots and chart-crashing megahits such as “Keep Your Hands to Yourself,” “Battleship Chains,” and the “Hippy Hippy Shake.”

The Georgia Satellites, founded in 1985, have packed houses around the world with their sold-out tours and are excited to play the Tennessee State Fair. An opening act will kick-off the concert at 7 p.m.

A third night of free of music will be offered to fair-goers on Family night, Wednesday, September 14. Local Christian artist, Erica Lane, is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. along with other family-friendly acts. On Family night, parents can be a kid again and get into the fair for $5 child admission.

Fair-goers can also expect music all other days of the fair. For details on this year’s music line-up, please visit Parking for the fair is free all 10 days of the fair. For more information the Tennessee State Fair, please visit

To learn more about the Kentucky HeadHunters, please visit For more information on the Georgia Satellites, please visit or Find more information on local artist Erica Lane by visiting Check out for more information on The Redhead Express.