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Fair's musical main events set.

Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard

The Lane County Fair has announced its main stage acts for 2008, and tickets went on sale Thursday for weekend concerts by headliners Little Big Town and Chicago.

The fair is Aug. 12-17 at the Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave.

Tickets for a "Sunday Fiesta" will be available at the event. All other evening concerts are free.

Little Big Town is a young country act based in Nashville. The band played the McDonald Theatre in 2006 and the Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home in 2005, but local audiences haven't had the chance to see the group since the quartet released "A Place to Land."

Little Big Town plays Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are between $15.50 and $27.50.

Saturday's headliner is Chicago, which a news release says is the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades. Fair organizers suggest buying tickets early, noting on the news release that the Eugene date is "the only Chicago concert set to date" in Oregon.

Tickets for Chicago range in price from $25.50 to $38.50.

For the first time this year, according to the release, those who buy advance tickets for the Little Big Town and Chicago shows also will get free admission to the fair.

If you purchase a concert ticket the day of show, you will need to pay regular fair admission to see the show.

Sunday's performers have not yet been announced, but it will be a fiesta with mariachi music and Mexican food, the release says. Tickets for Sunday's fiesta will be $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for those 12 and younger.

In this year's free concerts, boogie band Canned Heat plays on Tuesday, country singer Jack Ingram is on Wednesday and classic rockers Riffle opens for disco-centric Satin Love Orchestra on Thursday.

Tickets are available through TicketsWest outlets, at or by calling toll-free (800) 992-8499.
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Title Annotation:Ticket; Chicago and Little Big Town head the concerts, and Sunday is a fiesta
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 16, 2008
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