State Fair scores top acts for summer fair

The North Dakota State Fair has released its grandstand entertainment lineup for the 2018 fair – it’s solid.

Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Nickelback, Cole Swindell, Kip Moore, Cheap Trick and Michael Ray will all perform at the 2018 North Dakota State Fair.

We know that a lot of the people who attend the fair don’t come for the concerts. They want to see the 4H projects, commercial exhibits, take a spin on a ride on the midway or at least watch somebody else enjoy that aspect of the historic fair. So many choices. To say there is something for everybody at the fair is no exaggeration.

But today we focus on the grandstand entertainment that has been inked by the State Fair, and we offer our thanks and congratulations.

We were especially pleased to see that a rock act the caliber of Cheap Trick was signed so early in the year. That gives literally thousands of classic rock fans something to look forward to attending – in Minot.

Whether you are a concert-goer or not, you have to agree that what happens at the grandstand adds immensely to the overall flavor of the fair. The signing of these performers is huge for the State Fair, and all of Minot as well.

Our fair has a small town vibe yet it offers much more than many bigger states manage to scrape up.

Minot is proud of its North Dakota State Fair, and we residents should feel lucky to have such a magnificent venue as the State Fairgrounds in our backyard.