SD State Fair announces first grandstand concert

February 16, 2023
Mike Tanner

HURON, S.D.–The South Dakota State Fair has announced the first grandstand concert for this year’s fair.

Lady A has been booked for Sunday September 4th.

They were scheduled to perform last year but later postponed after the group put their tour dates on hold due to vocalist Charles Kelley being on a, “journey to sobriety.”

Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, and Hillary Scott, have become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic Country sounds. As a country-radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success ushering in 10 number one hits with more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold and nearly 5 billion digital streams.

Known for their nine-time Platinum hit “Need You Now” the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including five GRAMMY awards. Other Lady A hits include “Love Don’t Live Here”, “Lookin’ for a Good Time”, “I Run to You”, “American Honey” and “Downtown.”

Opening for Lady A will be Rowan Grace of Rapid City, who was recently a top 10 performer on “The Voice.”

“We’re excited to welcome Lady A to the grandstand stage,” says Peggy Besch, SD State Fairgrounds Manager. “Bringing this caliber of entertainment to the fair raises the excitement level, and any time we get the opportunity to showcase South Dakota talent like Rowan Grace, it’s a win for everyone.”

Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning June 5th, while tickets to the general public go on sale June 20th.

This year’s State Fair runs from August 31st thru September 4th.