Straight from the ‘70s, the R&B/funk group KC and the Sunshine Band will appear at the Alaska State Fair. They will play at the Borealis Theatre on Aug. 21 for a groovy show. KC and the Sunshine Band is best known for the hits “Get Down Tonight,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” and “That’s the Way (I Like It),” all of which peaked No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, in addition to two other songs that have made the top of the chart. General admission tickets are $30 and reserved tickets are $45.
With all of its albums making the Billboard 200, this alternative metal group is ready to rock Alaska. Seether is most known for “Broken,” “Remedy,” “Country Song,” “Fake It” and “Tonight.” The group recently released its album “Isolate and Medicate,” with the single “Words as Weapons” currently No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. General admission tickets are $30 and reserved tickets are $55.
Country singing couple Keifer and Shawna Thompson have some serious talent and chemistry. Their most-played song, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” was the most-heard song on country radio in 2011 and has also gone double platinum. The group has also most recently been awarded Top New Vocal Duo/Group and Top Vocal Duo at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013. General admission tickets are $35 and reserved tickets are $45.
Bachman & Turner with Blue Öyster Cult
Rock duo Bachman & Turner, formerly known as Bachman-Turner Overdrive, alongside rock group Blue Öyster Cult will be playing on Aug. 24. While Bachman & Turner were still Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the group received 120 platinum, gold and silver awards and graced the Billboard Hot 100 multiple times with their songs “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” “Taking Care of Business,” “Hey You,” “My Wheels Won’t Turn” and “Looking Out for #1.” Blue Öyster Cult also has quite the track record, being named one of “the greatest hard rock bands of all time” by VH1. The group also had a number of hits including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Burnin’ For You.” General admission tickets are $35 and reserved tickets are $65.
Michael W. Smith
Christian music artist Michael W. Smith has sold over 15 million albums during his career. He has won three Grammy Awards — one for Best Gosper Performance in 1984, another for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album in 1995 with “I’ll Lead You Home” and most recently Best Pop/Contemporary Album in 2002 for his album “Worship Again.” In his 30 years in the music industry, Michael W. Smith has released more than 20 studio albums. General admission tickets are $35 and reserved tickets are $55.
Multi-platinum group TESLA has been around for more than 25 years with its blues rock/hard rock sound. The group is most known for the song “Signs” that peaked on the Billboard 100 at No. 8. Other hits include “Little Suzi,” “Love Song,” “The Way It Is” and “What You Give.” General admission tickets are $25 and reserved tickets are $45.
The All-American Rejects
Quintessential 2000s pop punk/rock band The All-American Rejects have four studio albums: “The All-American Rejects” that went gold,“Move Along” that went double platinum in the United States, “When the World Comes Down” that also went gold, and “Kids in the Street.” The group has six hits including “I Wanna,” “Gives You Hell,” “It Ends Tonight,” “Move Along,” “Dirty Little Secret” and “Swing, Swing.” General admission tickets are $35 and reserved tickets are $55.
Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace, has sold over 6 million records with their self-titled platinum album, “Three Days Grace,” and platinum-selling album, “One-X,” in addition to gold-selling album “Life Starts Now” and the most recently released “Transit of Venus.” Three Days Grace has also been named Rock Artist of the Year by Billboard magazine in 2007. The band’s biggest hit is the song “Pain,” which peaked Billboard Hot 100 at No. 44. The group also has many other hits to make the chart including “(I Hate) Everything About You,” “Just Like You,” “Home,” “Animal I Have Become,” “Never Too Late” and “Break.” General admission tickets are $35 and reserved tickets are $55.
Duck Dynasty: An Evening with the Robertsons
Stars of the A&E hit show “Duck Dynasty” Phil Robertson, Miss Kay, Uncle Si, Jep and Alan Robertson will be paying a visit to the Alaska State Fair for Q&A and entertainment. “Duck Dynasty” is the most-watched nonfiction cable series in history. The show boasts over 11.8 million viewers. General admission tickets are $35 and reserved tickets are $75.
Flo Rida is famous for his songs “Whistle,” “Good Feeling,” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” “Right Round,” “Sugar,” “Low” and more. “Low” won the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Hip-Hop Song in 2009 and his song “Wild Ones” won Best Rap/Hip-Hop Dance Track at the International Dance Music Awards in 2013. General admission tickets are $40 and reserved tickets are $75.
Pop a cappella group Pentatonix won season three of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in 2011. The group has released three albums. Most Pentatonix songs are covers of other popular songs, including “Gangnam Style,” “Royals, “Say Something” and “Happy.” General admission tickets are $25 and reserved tickets are $45.
Admission into the Alaska State Fair grounds is $7 for kids age 6-12, $11 for adults age 13-64 and $7 for seniors 65 and over. Cost for daily parking is $5. Ticket prices for each concert vary. For more information and to buy tickets visit http://alaskastatefair.org/concerts/. Tickets can be purchased in the fairgrounds outside the Kendall Toyota of Anchorage Borealis Theatre. Valid ID is required to get into drinking areas at the concert.