Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson is scheduled to perform at the Arizona State Fair on Thursday, October 26.
Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson is scheduled to perform at the Arizona State Fair on Thursday, October 26.
Mike Brooks

Arizona State Fair Announces 2017 Concert Lineup

It’s one of the biggest and most popular attractions at the Arizona State Fair each year and it brings thousands out to the annual event.

And, no, we’re not referring to the deep-fried food, thrill rides, or demolition derby.

It’s the state fair’s annual concert series, which features free performances by plenty of famous artists and acts.

And now we know who will perform at this year’s event, which will run from October 6 to 29.

Arizona State Fair organizers have announced the concert lineup for 2017 and, as always, it includes a mix of rock, country, and hip-hop artists.

And there are plenty of famous names involved.

The biggest of the bunch include shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, who will perform on Thursday, October 26, and rap legend Snoop Dogg, who will perform on Saturday, October 21.

Hip-hop legend and Arizona State Fair regular Snoop Dogg.EXPAND
Hip-hop legend and Arizona State Fair regular Snoop Dogg.
Jim Louvau

It’s the first time that Manson and his band will make an appearance at the fair. Conversely, the Doggfather has practically been a regular at the fairgrounds, having performed at the fair on three prior occasions.

He’s not the only one making a return trip, as Tempe jangle-pop heroes Gin Blossoms, who will be at the event on Saturday, October 14, have performed for their hometown crowd at a few previous fairs.

Other highlights of the Arizona State Fair’s 2017 concert lineup include hard rock band Halestorm, rapper Jake Miller, Latin rock act Café Tacuba, and alternative group Our Lady Peace. Country stars Billy Currington, Randy Houser, and Gary Allan are slated to perform, too.

As always, concerts will take place inside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which is located on the state fairgrounds, throughout the run of the fair. Each will be free to attend, albeit with regular fair admission, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’d like to sit close to the stage, however, reserved seating is available for $40 to $60, depending on where your seat is located.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, July 29, through the Arizona State Fair website.

Here's a rundown of all the concerts that have been announced:

Cake is scheduled to perform at the Arizona State Fair on Saturday, October 7.EXPAND
Cake is scheduled to perform at the Arizona State Fair on Saturday, October 7.
Robert Knight

Gary Allan
Friday, October 6
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Cake
Saturday, October 7
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Billy Currington
Wednesday, October 11
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Halestorm
Thursday, October 12
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Fiesta Friday
With Baby Bash, MC Magic, Lil Rob, and Brown Boy

Friday, October 13
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Gin Blossoms
Saturday, October 14
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Jake Miller
Sunday, October 15
5 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Randy Houser
Thursday, October 19
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

The musicians of Latin rock ensemble Cafe Tacvba.EXPAND
The musicians of Latin rock ensemble Cafe Tacvba.
Courtesy of Cafe Tacvba

Café Tacvba
Friday, October 20
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Snoop Dogg
Saturday, October 21
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Forever in Your Mind
Sunday, October 22
5 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Our Lady Peace
Wednesday, October 25
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Marilyn Manson
Thursday, October 26
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Rick Springfield
Friday, October 27
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Old School Jam
With Sugar Hill Gang, Midnight Star, Club Nouveau, Brenda K. Starr, and The Dazz Band
Saturday, October 28
7 p.m.
$40-$60 for reserved seating

Editor's note: This blog has been updated since its original publication with ticket price info.

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