Steve Miller Band to Play State Fair


Published on June 8 2012 12:31 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Steve Miller Band has been booked to perform at the 2012 Illinois State Fair.

The classic rock group will take the Grandstand stage Sunday, Aug. 19, filling the lone open date in the 2012 concert line-up.

The band, known for its blues-rock sound, has sold more than 30 million records during an illustrious career spanning more than 40 years.  Its first smash hit, “The Joker,” shot to  #1 on the charts in 1973 and was followed by such rock standards as “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Jungle Love,” “Swingtown” and “Abracadabra.”

Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday, June 9, when the Grandstand Box Office on the fairgrounds opens.  The box office will be open that day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Thereafter it will be open weekdays, except holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets also can be purchased through Ticketmaster by going to on the internet, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet.

A list of the Grandstand entertainers, the dates of their performances and costs of their tickets follows.  For more information, visit the Illinois State Fair website at or call 217-782-1979.

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. except for the Aug. 13 performance of the Million Dollar Quartet and New Odyssey, which begins at 7 p.m., and the Aug. 17 Cheap Trick concert, which will start at 5 p.m.   All adults and children 3 years of age and older must have a ticket.  All sales are final.  The fair does not provide refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases.
                     DATE          PERFORMER
                     TICKET PRICES
                                   Reserved          Track
                     Aug. 10       Eric Church/Aaron Lewis
                     $30-25-25           $35
                     Aug. 11       Demi Lovato/Hot Chelle Rae
                       $25-22-19         $28
                     Aug. 12       TobyMac/TBA
                     $20-20-20           $20
                     Aug. 13       Million Dollar Quartet/New Odyssey
                                FREE ADMISSION
                     Aug. 14       Brantley Gilbert/Charlie Daniels
                     Band                $24-21-18         $27
                     Aug. 15       Train/Mat Kearney/Andy Grammer
                       $30-25-25         $35
                     Aug. 16       Creed/Theory of a Deadman/TBA
                     $30-25-25           $35
                     Aug. 17       Cheap Trick/ Night Ranger/BOC/Georgia
                     Satellites          $30-25-25         $30
                     Aug. 18       Miranda Lambert/Pistol Annies/TBA
                       $42-39-36         $45
                     Aug. 19       Steve Miller Band
                     $32-27-27           $37