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More acts added to Indiana State Fair

Travis Tritt, Jesse McCartney among 7 additions


Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published June 22, 2022

Seven additional free concerts have been added to the Indiana State Fair Hoosier Lottery Free Stage. 

Pop star Jesse McCartney will play July 30, followed by Travis Tritt on Aug.  5, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band on Aug. 6, and ’80s rockers Autograph and Vixen on Aug. 20. 

In addition, the introduction of “Tribute Thursdays” sees Jimmy Buffett tribute act Gone 2 Paradise hit the stage Aug. 4, Too Fighters portray Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters on Aug. 11, and Small Town pay homage to Indiana’s own John Mellencamp on Aug. 18. 

These artists join the already announced Kansas on July 29, We The Kingdom on July 31, Chaka Khan on Aug. 3, Trace Adkins on Aug. 10, KC & the Sunshine Band on Aug. 12, Zach Williams on Aug. 14, the Happy Together Tour on Aug. 17, and Carly Pearce on Aug. 19. 

That’s a lot of entertainment for the low cost of a fair admission.

Post Malone Posts Tour Dates

Post Malone is hitting the road this fall. 

The 26-year-old rapper announced recently that he is set to embark on a two-month North American tour in support of his newly released fourth studio album, Twelve Carat Toothache.  

Roddy Ricch, who is a featured artist on Twelve Carat Toothache track “Cooped Up,” is on board to open most of the dates including the United Center in Chicago on Sept. 14, Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 18, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland on Sept. 27, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Oct. 1 and Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Oct. 2. 

Released June 3, the 14 tracks on Twelve Carat Toothache also feature guest spots from Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Gunna, Fleet Foxes, and The Kid Laroi

It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, earning Post his fourth consecutive top-five charting project.

Get Up Kids Celebrate Debut

The Get Up Kids are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Four Minute Mile, with  short U.S. tour this summer. 

The emo veterans have announced a run of shows where they play the entire album, plus the 1997 EP Woodson

The cleverly titled “Four Minute Mile Tour” begins in August and stops at Riot Fest in Chicago on Sept. 17 and Crofoot in Pontiac, near Detroit, on Sept. 20. 

Sparta will open the Pontiac show, showing off their first album in 14 years, Trust the River.

Short Tour for Culture Club

1980s English new wave icons Culture Club have announced a short U.S. tour.

Boy George and company will be heading back to the road supporting his new album, Cool Karaoke, Vol. 1

The 12-city excursion is short but sweet, and includes a stop in Highland Park, near Chicago, on Aug. 26,  Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo on Aug. 27, and the Rose Music Center in Dayton on Sept. 15. 

Berlin will open the Highland Park show.

Road Notes covers concerts within driving distance of Northeast Indiana. Send your news items to info@whatzup.com.

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