State Fair of Texas Adds 98 Degrees, Jacquees, and More Performers to the 2019 Free Concert Lineup
DALLAS, TEXAS – August 13, 2019 – The State Fair of Texas is right around the corner which usually means cooler weather, but on October 19 prepare for a heat wave as 98 Degrees takes on the Chevrolet Main Stage. Fairgoers can also look forward to more entertainment from the newly added headliner, Jacquees. In addition to the two, the Fair adds 24 regional performers to the 2019 free concert lineup. From Texas natives to polka and smooth jazz, this year’s lineup has something for everyone to enjoy.
Joining the list of headliners is the Grammy-nominated, pop and R&B vocal group, 98 Degrees, taking the stageSaturday, October 19 at 8:30 p.m. The quartet, led by Nick Lachey, became a pop sensation upon arrival to the music scene in 1997, landing eight Billboard Top 40 singles including “Give Me Just One Night” and “Because Of You.” The boy band also gained popularity after their feature in Disney’s movie Mulan, singing “True to Your Heart,” a duet with Stevie Wonder. 98 Degrees also appeared on NBC’s The Sing-Off, The Today Show, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Also joining the list of headliners is R&B singer and songwriter, Jacquees, performing Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. Jacquees has worked with numerous other artists in the genre, including Trey Songz, Young Thug, and many more. His 2016 single, “B.E.D.” spent seven weeks on the Billboard charts, peaking at number 69. Fairgoers can come out early to enjoy his performance before the State Fair Classic matchup between Grambling State and Prairie View A&M.
The regional lineup kicks off opening weekend with high-energy DJ, Black Rhino Sound Production on Saturday, September 28.
La Reserva Norteṅa takes over the Chevrolet Main Stage on September 29. Guests will be blown away by the quintet’s rich vocals and captivating Tejano rhythms. For more Tejano music, catch the family band, Raulito Navaira y Remedio, on stage Thursday, October 3.
Our lineup of country acts is top-notch, including Dave Alexander, who brings his unique western swing to the Chevrolet Main Stage Tuesday, October 15 at 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. For some good ol’ southern twang, check out the Ryan Ross Band on Monday, October 7 at 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. And don’t miss country trio The Powell Brothers on Saturday, October 12. These country artists are sure to keep your toes tapping and fingers snapping.
Don’t miss the opportunity to slip on your psychedelic patterns and Lennon glasses and sing along to your favorite Beatles songs performed by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band on Wednesday, October 9. The tribute band serves up Beatle’s greatest hits with a twist of bluegrass and jazz tones. The Ron Lawrence and Sazerac Jazz band will keep up the smooth jazz vibes on Wednesday, October 16. The group’s swagger and traditional style combined with its unique musical arrangements is a must-see.
Local Dallas band and Grammy Award-winner, Brave Combo, brings their 35-year catalog of rock, polka, blues, and more to the stage Wednesday, October 2 at 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. The group has aimed to expand the musical tastes of their listeners, all while simultaneously becoming a prominent fixture in North Dallas. For more homegrown Texas music, catch Taylor Young Band’s new wave country sounds on Friday, October 11, performing at 5:30 p.m.
This is just a sneak peek at the lineup of amazing artists awaiting you at the 2019 State Fair of Texas. Mark your calendars for this year’s event, running Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 20 in Fair Park. For more information and tickets visit BigTex.com.
|Friday, Sept. 27||RICK SPRINGFIELD||8:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Sept. 28||Black Rhino Sound Production||1-2 p.m., 3:30-4 p.m.,6-7 p.m. & 7:30-8 p.m.|
|Sunday, Sept. 29||La Reserva Nortena||1-2:15p.m. & 3:30-4:45pm|
|LA MAQUINARIA NORTEŃA||5:30 p.m.|
|Monday, Sept. 30||Chris Watson||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Oct. 1||Michael Hix||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Oct. 2||Brave Combo||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Thursday, Oct. 3||Raulito Navaira y Remedio||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Friday, Oct. 4||HOTEL CALIFORNIA- A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES||5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Oct. 5||No Rehearsal||1-2 p.m. & 3-4 p.m.|
|Clay Melton||5:30-6:45 p.m. & 7:20-8 p.m.|
|Sunday, Oct. 6||A Day Of Gospel And Inspiration||3 p.m.|
|TYE TRIBBETT||6 p.m.|
|Monday, Oct. 7||Ryan Ross Band||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Oct. 8||Signature Band||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Oct. 9||Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Thursday, Oct. 10||Jorge Moreno||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Friday, Oct. 11||The Taylor Young Band||5:30-7 p.m.|
|BOB SCHNEIDER||8:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Oct. 12||Hannah Kirby||12-1 p.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m.|
|The Powell Brothers||4-5 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.|
|BIG & RICH ft. Cowboy Troy||8:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, Oct. 13||Rathmore||12-1 p.m. & 2-3 p.m.|
|Imaj||5:30-6:45 p.m. & 7:20-8 p.m.|
|BILLY RAY CYRUS||8:30 p.m.|
|Monday, Oct. 14||Oaks Worship||12-1:15 p.m. & 2:45-4 p.m.|
|SHANE & SHANE||5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Oct. 15||Dave Alexander||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Oct. 16||Ron Lawrence and Sazerac Jazz||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Thursday, Oct. 17||Joe B Project IV||4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.|
|Friday, Oct. 18||SHINING STAR A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND, and FIRE||5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Oct.19||Trevor Douglas||1-1:40 p.m. & 2-2:40 p.m.|
|Peterson Brothers||4-5 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.|
|98 DEGREES||8:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Rob Roy Parnell||12-1 p.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m.|
|GARY P. NUNN||3 p.m.|