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SD State Fair Seeks SD Talent for Sherwin Linton’s AARP Centennial Stage Show






For Immediate Release: April 26, 2016

Media Contact: Candi Briley, 605.353.7340



SD State Fair Seeks SD Talent for Sherwin Linton’s AARP Centennial Stage Show


HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota State Fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are looking for South Dakota entertainers of all genres and styles to be included in the 2016 State Fair AARP Centennial Stage Shows.


Linton, who is originally from South Dakota, has been a perennial favorite at the State Fair since the early 1970s. Linton, in collaboration with the State Fair management and staff, works to give talented state residents opportunities to perform.


"South Dakota is home to many people of all ages with a wide variety of talent and that is why we invite them to join us on our Centennial Stage to perform at the State Fair,” said Linton. (Download Linton1 audio here)


The AARP Centennial Stage is where fair goers will find the Linton Show and each year many South Dakota entertainers are scheduled to perform as opening acts for “Sherwin & Pam Linton and The Cotton Kings” at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. CDT daily. 


Those wanting to make a submission should send a biography, photo, CD and/or DVD to:

Attn: Sherwin Linton

Centennial Stage

South Dakota State Fair

890 – 3rd St. SW

Huron, SD  57350


All submissions must be received no later than June 10, 2016.


The 2016 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 5. Channel Seeds 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.


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