Clint Black (courtesy of Ohio State Fair)

Ohio State Fair Concerts and Shows

From ticketed marquee concerts by Clint Black, Third Eye Blind and Keith Sweat to the All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir, the Ohio State Fair offers a full lineup of great music.

Music is a big part of the fun at the Ohio State Fair each year. Here's a rundown of some of the notable headliner performances over the course of the fair's run from July 26 and Aug 6. There is a complete list of musical entertainment on all of the Ohio State Fair's stages on the website, as was all more information about free live music performances.

Ticketed Ohio State Fair Concerts at the Celeste Center

Wednesday, July 26
Kidz Bop: Never Stop Live Tour
Kidz Bop makes its return to the Ohio State Fair this year for opening day. This family-friendly concert features renditions of some of today's top hits and is great for kids of all ages. 6:30 p.m., $25, Tickets

Thursday, July 27
Clint Black with special guest Emily Ann Roberts
American country music singer Clint Black, known for hits like "Killin' Time," "A Better Man" and many more is joined by opener and "The Voice" finalist Emily Ann Roberts. 7 p.m.,$25–$35, Tickets

Third Eye Blind (courtesy of Ohio State Fair)
Friday, July 28

Third Eye Blind with special guest The Main Squeeze
This band known for hits such as “Semi-Charmed Life” “Jumper,” “Graduate” and many more are joined by openers The Main Squeeze for a night of fun and anthemic rock music. 7:30 p.m., $32–$42, Tickets

Saturday, July 29
Keith Sweat with special guest Ginuwine
Award-winning R&B music legends Keith Sweat and Ginuwine are teaming up to bring listeners a night filled with soulful rhythm. 7 p.m., $35–$45, Tickets

Sunday, July 30
Yung Gravy and Bbno$
The 27-year-old rapper who got his start on the music platform SoundCloud is now bringing his trap-style sounds to fans at the Ohio State Fair. 7:30 p.m., $37–$47, Tickets

Casting Crowns (courtesy of Ohio State Fair)
Monday, July 31
Casting Crowns
After recently releasing its 12th album, "Healer," this Christian rock band is visits Columbus to share its inspirational, soft rock music7 p.m., $22–$32, Tickets

Ludacris (courtesy of Ohio State Fair)
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Grammy award-winning rapper and hip-hop artist (and Fast & Furious film franchise star) Ludacris brings his music  to the Ohio State Fair stage. 7:30 p.m., $45–$55, Tickets

Friday, Aug. 2
Styx with special guest Foghat
American rock band Styx, known for chart-toppers like "Come Sail Away" and "Babe," plays its legendary hits with special guest Foghat opening. 7 p.m., $40–$50, Tickets

Tyler Hubbard (courtesy of Ohio State Fair)
Saturday, Aug. 3
Tyler Hubbard with special guest Matt Stell
Tyler Hubbard, a former member of the Nashville-based duo Florida Georgia Line, brings upbeat country music to the Ohio State Fair. 7 p.m., $40–$50Tickets

Sunday, Aug. 4
Jeff Dunham: Still Not Cancelled
Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings along his felt friends for a night of laughs. While the puppets are whimsical, the show is not recommended for children. 7:30 p.m., $37–$47, Tickets

Lindsey Sterling (courtesy of Ohio State Fair)
Monday, Aug. 5
Lindsey Stirling with special guest Walk Off the Earth
Talented violinist Lindsey Stirling makes a stop at the Ohio State Fair with Canadian pop band Walk Off the Earth. 7 p.m. $35–$45, Tickets

Free Celeste Center Concerts

Sunday, July 30
All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir
Since 1925, fairgoers have had the pleasure of listening to the band and choir’s performance, traditionally capped off with a performance of the “Stars and Stripes Forever.” 1 p.m., Free

Tuesday, Aug. 1

1964 The Tribute (Beatles Tribute)
Come together for this Beatles tribute band with a performance that feels straight out of the 1960s heyday of the Fab Four. 1 p.m., Free

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