Martina McBride to headline South Dakota State Fair concerts

Martina McBride will be the South Dakota State Fair‘s grandstand headliner on Saturday, Sept. 4, according to a news release.      

McBride, the winner of several Country Music Awards, has been making hit records since 1992. Her latest album, Shine, includes her current hit “Wrong Baby Wrong,” which is currently No. 17 on Billboard’s Top Country Songs. Past hit songs include “This One’s for the Girls,” “Independence Day,” “Concrete Angel,” and “Happy Girl.”

The Bellamy Brothers will open for The Oak Ridge Boys on Friday, Sept. 3. Throughout their career, The Bellamy Brothers have produced several hit songs, including “Let Your Love Flow,” “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would you Hold it Against Me),” and “Redneck Girl.”

Eddie Money will open for Three Dog Night on Sunday, Sept. 5. “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Shakin,” and “Baby Hold On” are among Eddie Money’s hits.

Other grandstand entertainment includes the Red Wilk Construction CBR Bull Bash on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Thursday, Sept. 2, and the Dakota State Fair Speedway Stock Car Races on Monday, Sept. 6.

McBride last played at the South Dakota State Fair in 2004.

“We are really excited to have Martina McBride back with us for our 125th anniversary,” said State Fair Manager Jerome Hertel. “With the addition of our support acts, I feel that we have an extraordinary grandstand lineup that offers something for everyone.”

State Fair grandstand tickets will go on sale Monday, June 21. Friends of the Fair will have access to a pre-sale on tickets Thursday, June 17, and Friday, June 18. Tickets will be available online or at the box office. For ticketing and pricing information, log onto

The 2010 South Dakota State Fair will run Thursday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 6. Preview night will be Wednesday, Sept. 1. This is the 125th anniversary of the State Fair. For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900 or visit

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Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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