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Dwight Yoakam and Blackhawk Added to State Fair Line Up





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

NEWS RELEASE

 

 

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2016 7:00 a.m. CT

Media Contact: Candi Briley, 605-353-7340

 

 

Dwight Yoakam and Blackhawk Added to State Fair Line Up


 

HURON, S.D. –The South Dakota State Fair announces Dwight Yoakam and Blackhawk will perform at the grandstand on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.  

 

Over the course of more than 20 albums, Dwight Yoakam has continued to passionately sing, write, and play music brimming with hard country and rock & roll. Hits include “Guitars, Cadillacs,” “Honky Tonk Man,” “Streets of Bakersfield,” “Little Sister,” “The Back of Your Hand” and “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere.”

 

“Dwight Yoakam and Blackhawk make a great addition to the grandstand line up. Both have such unforgettable sounds and strings of hits,” said SD State Fairgrounds Manager Peggy Besch. “They will bring generations of country fans together for an evening filled with great music.”

 

Blackhawk exploded on to the country music scene in 1993 with their hit “Goodbye Says It All” and continued to roll out popular hits like “I Sure Can Smell The Rain,” “I’m Not Strong Enough to Say No,” “There you Have It” and “That’s Just about Right”.

 

Pre-sale on tickets will begin June 22 for backrest holders followed by Friends of the Fair ticket sales on June 27. General public ticket sales will begin June 29.

 

The 2016 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 5. Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 31. This year’s theme is “Thrills, Squeals and Ferris Wheels.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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A photo of Dwight Yoakam can be downloaded here.

 

A photo of Black Hawk can be downloaded here.