DQ State Fair Announces Four Free Music Concerts

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By WSIL Staff

DU QUOIN - Four country music artists are set to perform free concerts at the 2013 Du Quoin State Fair.

Gretchen Wilson, Darryl Worley, Aaron Tippin and Uncle Cracker will present free concerts during the week of the fair. The entertainment is made possible by the Illinois Lottery and local sponsors.

Du Quoin State Fair Director John Rednour says an increase in those local sponsors is allowing fair organizers to provide more entertainment.

"By them taking care of some others, then we're able to spend some more money in other places. So it's giving us ten days of great entertainment," said Rednour.

This year's fair runs from August 23 to September 2.

Sponsors include the Illinois Lottery, Black Diamond Harley-Davidson, Jackson Pools and Spas, Pass One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Continental Tire, Peoples National Bank, the Cellular Connection, and Republic Services.

-Uncle Kracker - Friday Aug. 23 - 10 p.m. Beer Tent
-Darryl Worley - Sunday Aug. 25 - 7 p.m. Beer Tent
-Gretchen Wilson - Wednesday, Aug.28 - 7:30 p.m. Beer Tent
-Aaron Tippin - Sunday, Sept. 1 - 10 p.m. Beer Tent
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