COLUMBIA SC — The South Carolina State Fair announced its 2013 grandstand entertainment lineup on Tuesday.
If you like country, gospel and oldies music, you’ll be knee-slap happy. There’s even something for rock fans, as NEEDTOBREATHE, a band that formed in South Carolina and has gone on to open for Taylor Swift, performs Oct. 18.
Corey Smith, who played the inaugural Famously Hot Music Festival in August, will play Oct. 10. That will be College Day at the fair, and students will get free admission with a college ID.
For country music fans, The Band Perry (Oct. 9), Justin Moore (Oct. 20) and Hunter Hayes (Oct. 12) are on the lineup. Hayes opened for Carrie Underwood at the Colonial Life Arena in April, and Moore supported Eric Church in November.
Foreigner and The Temptations will appeal to music fans of a certain age. Kirk Franklin, the man who has led gospel music’s maturation into a more commercially popular genre, will perform on Oct. 13. And that show is free, as are the concerts by The Temptations and Smith.
Here is the schedule and ticket prices:
7 p.m. Oct. 9: The Band Perry, $30
7 p.m. Oct. 10: Corey Smith, free
7 p.m. Oct. 11: Foreigner, $15
7 p.m. Oct. 12: Hunter Hayes, $30
4 p.m. Oct. 13: Kirk Franklin, free
7 p.m. Oct. 18: NEEDTOBREATHE, $15
7 p.m. Oct. 19: The Temptations, free
6 p.m. Oct. 20: Justin Moore, $15
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 1. For more, visit www.scstatefair.org.