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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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  • raleighboy524 Jul 1, 2014

    Vanilla Ice? Throwback Thursday? More like throw-up Thursday.

  • vance203 Jul 1, 2014

    Vanilla Ice leads State Fair entertainment? Who knew it was 1990?

  • 45ACP Jul 1, 2014

    Yeah. He'll be showing up in his 5.0, with ragtop down, so his hair can blow.........

  • dwntwnboy2 Jul 1, 2014

    Joan Jett!! YAY!!!! Been hoping she would play around here soon. She's a great show! Actually a reason to go to the fair this year!!

  • birkie74693 Jul 1, 2014

    Vanilla Ice? What's the deal, were the Captain and Tenille booked already?

  • UpChuck Jul 1, 2014

    This is wonderful news.

  • dlnorri Jul 1, 2014

    a two hour show by a one hit wonder.... couldn't they find looking glass. I can listen to Brandy four or five times in one night. Or maybe Dr. CC opening and closeing each set with strokin' and singing patches a couple times in between...... And if you have too much to drink he will offer to drive you home.

  • hi_i_am_wade Jul 1, 2014

    Vanilla Ice. Seriously? That is a joke, right. Will the state fair also invite Marky Mark?

  • tobywilliamson1973 Jul 1, 2014

    So glad I stopped going to the fair years ago. Is this all the organizers can get. LOL.

  • Mike Welsch Jul 1, 2014
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    Ah, sorry guys, but I think that the NC State Fair could get better "headliners" than these 2.