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Vanilla Ice, Parmalee lead N.C. State Fair entertainment

Posted July 1, 2014

— The 2014 N.C. State Fair announced its Dorton Arena lineup Tuesday and things are about to get icy. 

Vanilla Ice will kick things off with a "Throwback Thursday" show on Oct. 16. Tickets are $5 for this show. Here are the rest of the artists and dates: 

  • Friday, Oct. 17: Gospel artist Tamela Mann ($10)
  • Saturday, Oct. 18: Clay Walker ($12) 
  • Sunday, Oct. 19: Parmalee ($10) 
  • Monday, Oct. 20: Love and Theft ($10) 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21: Comedian James Gregory ($5) 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22: Brandy Clark ($5) 
  • Thursday, Oct. 23: TBA
  • Friday, Oct. 24: Newsboys ($10) 
  • Saturday, Oct. 25: Trace Adkins ($17)
  • Sunday, Oct. 26: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts ($15)

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale for all shows on Aug. 1 through the N.C. State Fair website.


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  • Jason Conaway Jul 2, 2014
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    There have been some greats at the state fair, like George Jones. But not so much this year. At least there will be some good Christian music. Something this country could use a lot more of!

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jul 2, 2014

    Actually, a $5 show like this would be one of the ONLY things that would make me even think about going to the fair. Parking headache, rubbing elbows with 100k strangers, eating food out of a trailer after "sanitizing" my hands from letting a goat eat from them, hoping I don't lose my kids in the process? Hope those that go have a fun, safe trip but it's definitely not for me

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jul 2, 2014

    @powderedtoatman, it's a $5 show at the state fair, not a mainstream phenom playing Walnut Creek or Alltel or whatever it's called now. I bet you an extra $5 he fills the place up. At 38 years old I remember when he had his 15 minutes and it was awesome. Alongwith MC Hammer and all dem other flashes in da pan. Vanilla Ice at the fair=good times

  • TeaBagOnLove Jul 1, 2014

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    Yep Yep.....

  • I am not who you think I am Jul 1, 2014

    this line-up makes the decision not go to the fair that much easier

  • Chad Johnson Jul 1, 2014
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    Oh yeah son. May have to break out the 5.0

  • Tracy Watson Jul 1, 2014
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    It's bringing me...so there!! I can't wait, will be a great show.

  • Tracy Watson Jul 1, 2014
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    THANK YOU!! His reality show is really good and I think it will be a fun concert. It's $5 if you're not a fan then don't go...no one is forcing you people to attend.

  • Tracy Watson Jul 1, 2014
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    Vanilla Ice...can't wait!!

  • allareequal Jul 1, 2014

    For all those who are clearly upset by Vanilla Ice playing at the State Fair - you know you don't have to go, right?