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Illinois State Fair announces more performances

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  • REO Speedwagon will play the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 10.

      REO Speedwagon will play the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 10.
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  • Styx will perform Aug. 10 at the Illinois State Fair.

      Styx will perform Aug. 10 at the Illinois State Fair.
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  • Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry perform at the 2012 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. They'll be performing at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 13.

      Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry perform at the 2012 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. They'll be performing at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 13.
    Associated Press

  • Shawna Thompson, left, and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square appear at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas. This summer, Thompson Square will play at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 16.

      Shawna Thompson, left, and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square appear at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas. This summer, Thompson Square will play at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 16.
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  • Country singer-songwriter Billy Currington is among the acts booked for the Illinois State Fair this August. His performance will be Aug. 9.

      Country singer-songwriter Billy Currington is among the acts booked for the Illinois State Fair this August. His performance will be Aug. 9.
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  • Country singer Gary Allan will play the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 16.

      Country singer Gary Allan will play the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 16.
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  • Toby Keith will take the stage at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 14. Tickets go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday via Ticketmaster.

      Toby Keith will take the stage at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 14. Tickets go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday via Ticketmaster.
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SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois State Fair is adding more performances to its grandstand lineup -- including the return of Styx and REO Speedwagon.

State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick announced that those classic rock groups will play an Aug. 10 show at the fairgrounds in Springfield.

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In a statement Friday, Bliefnick also announced that the fair has booked The Band Perry, Billy Currington, Gary Allan and Thompson Square.

The fair's lineup already included country star Toby Keith and the cast of "Million Dollar Quartet."

Bliefnick says the fair is on its way to delivering the type of "top-notch" entertainment fairgoers expect.

This year's Illinois State Fair will be Aug. 8-18.

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