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Kenny Rogers and the John Conlee Show coming to the SD State Fair

HURON — The South Dakota State Fair announces Kenny Rogers and the John Conlee Show will perform Sept. 4 at the fair grandstand.

Known for his trademark raspy vocals, Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers is one of music's legends, with classic hits like "Lucille," "The Gambler," "Islands In The Stream" and "Lady." Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide during his career of over 50 years, including one Diamond, 19 Platinum and 31 Gold albums.

"It's an honor to have a country legend like Kenny Rogers play at the State Fair," said SDSF manager Peggy Besch. "Our classic country shows do well, so we are happy to bring Kenny Rogers and John Conlee to fairgoers."

John Conlee's hits include "Rose Colored Glasses," "Common Man" and "Got My Heart Set on You." Of the John Conlee Show's 29 released singles, 26 of them have charted in the top 20 or higher on national country charts, with eight of them reaching number one.

Pre-sale on tickets will begin June 15 for backrest holders followed by Friends of the Fair ticket sales on June 18. General public ticket sales will begin June 22.

The 2015 South Dakota State Fair will run from Sept. 3 through Sept. 7. Channel Seeds preview night will be Sept. 2. This year's theme is "Sew it. Grow it. Show it." For more information on State Fair events, contact the fair office at (800) 529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

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