R&B legend Gladys Knight, known as the Empress of Soul, plays at 6 p.m. Sunday at the S.C. State Fair.
In fact, the S.C. State Fair has tons of musical entertainment offerings throughout its Oct. 14-25 run. Whatever genre of music you like, the fair is sure to have something you’ll enjoy.
For the family
The Volunteers: Since 1981, The Volunteers have brought the Army story to life through rock, pop, country and patriotic music. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 on the Grandstand Stage.
Mariachi Divas: An all-female ensemble and regular performing act at Disneyland Resorts. The divas will be singing around the grounds Monday through Sunday, Oct. 19-25.
Thomas Family Band: Dad strums the guitar, the oldest son plays the mandolin, the younger son plucks a cello, and the littlest strikes a tune on her fiddle. 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 on the WLTX Stage.
For the reverent
Israel and New Breed: Worship leader Israel Houghton and his Christian music band perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 on the Grandstand Stage.
Newsboys: The Australian Christian pop rock band and “God’s Not Dead,” singers perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 on the Grandstand Stage. $15
The Southern Gospel Express: Jeremy Johnson and Jacob Sanderson began playing together at church in 2011, and have since found a banjo player and a bassist to round out their bluegrass gospel band. 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 on the WLTX Stage.
For your inner mountain man
Larry Stephenson Band: Larry Stephenson has been headlining concerts for more than 25 years and is regarded as one of bluegrass music’s finest vocalists.
Willie Wells & The Blue Ridge Mountain Grass: Willie Wells continues his father’s band with a blend of traditional and modern bluegrass.
Hearthstone Rhythm Band: These seasoned pickers from the Palmetto State will have you tapping your toes in no time.
Bands will perform on Fairly Bluegrass Day, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 on the WLTX Stage.
For the cool kids
The Tarlatans are an indie-alternative trio from Charleston with optimistic tunes. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 on WLTX Stage.
The High Divers: Also from Charleston, The High Divers are a rootsy Americana rock band. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 on WLTX Stage.
Of note: Shawn Mendes, the Canadian crooner and “Stitches” singer, is playing Friday, Oct. 16, but the concert is sold out.
Gladys Knight: Known as the Empress of Soul, Knight is a seven-time Grammy winner and R&B legend. 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Grandstand Stage. $20
Cole Swindell: The “Chillin’ It” singer is an up-and-coming “bro” country artist. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Grandstand Stage. $15
Kazual: This all-male a cappella group has been featured on “America’s Got Talent” season 3, where the quartet made it to the quarterfinals.
For more information and tickets, visit www.scstatefair.org/p/entertainment.