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  • Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson to headline '09 state fair

  • Big names and diversity will be highlighted in the Wilmington Trust Grandstand at the 90th Annual Delaware State Fair from July 23-Aug. 1, including concert headliners Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson. Other acts include Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, the Gin Blossoms and comedian Jeff Dunham. Tickets can be purchased online at www.DelawareStateFair.com.


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  • Big names and diversity will be highlighted in the Wilmington Trust Grandstand at the 90th Annual Delaware State Fair from July 23-Aug. 1.
     
    “This year we have created the most diverse grandstand lineup that we have ever seen at the Delaware State Fair”, says Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager and director of marketing for the fair. 
    “We are offering a little bit for everyone from country music to pop, from rock to comedy, we have it all this year.”
     
    With a different set of performers, fair officials are also announcing and selling tickets much earlier this year.   “We are going on sale with our concerts in waves.  The first on-sale date is Saturday. March 7th at 10 a.m. for Kelly Clarkson and Jeff Dunham.  We hope the change to a Saturday on sale day helps to make the ticket buying process more convenient to our concert patrons”, said Aguilar. 
    Online buyers can purchase their tickets at www.DelawareStateFair.com.         
     
    There will be two Demolition Derbies during the 10 days of the fair.  The first is on July 23 at 7 p.m., with the finals taking place on July 31.  Tickets for both derbies go on sale March 28th with ticket prices ranging from $10-$12.
     
    On July 25 at 8 p.m., fans will experience a “Spark of Insanity” with comedian ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.  Ticket prices for Jeff Dunham are $40 and $45.  Tickets go on sale March 7.
     
    Brad Paisley will be making at stop in Harrington on his American Saturday Night Tour along with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne on July 26 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets go on sale March 21; prices will be $50 and $55.   
     
    David Cook will perform on July 27 at 7 p.m., with the Gin Blossoms. Tickets will be $30 and $35 and go on sale March 21.
     
    Demi Lovato will be performing on July 28 at 7 p.m. on Nemours Health and Prevention Service’s Healthy Kids Day at the Fair.  Tickets go on sale March 28; prices start at $28 and go up to $32.
     
    Performing on Armed Forces Day, July 29 at 7 p.m. is Darius Rucker, of Hootie & the Blowfish, with Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough.  Ticket prices range from $28 to $32 and go on sale March 14.
     
    Katy Perry will be performing on July 30 at 7 p.m.  Tickets go on sale March 14and can be purchased for $28 and $33.
     
    Kelly Clarkson will be performing the last night of the fair on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.  Ticket prices are $40 and $45 and go on sale March 7.  
     

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