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Rock the Fair - Battle of the Bands

  September 9, 2022 5:00 PM
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GA GRANDSTAND Public Onsale: March 9, 2022 11:16 AM to September 9, 2022 7:00 PM
GA GRANDSTAND Public Onsale: March 18, 2022 10:00 AM to September 9, 2022 7:00 PM
GA GRANDSTAND Public Onsale: June 15, 2022 2:32 PM to September 9, 2022 7:00 PM

Rock the Fair: Battle of the Bands – Fri. Sept. 9, 5:00 pm; Gates open at 4:00 pm
Tickets on Sale $20.
This is a general admission event. Choose your seat or stand in the Mel Hambelton Ford Party Pit.

Five finalists from the June Fair Food & Tunes competition will perform on the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand stage at the Kansas State Fair. One band will be crowned the winner of the Fair’s first-ever Rock the Fair! In addition, the winner and the first runner-up can become the “Opening Act” for one of our Headliners. The top 3 winners will receive cash prizes.

The finalists playing are: 

Lorraine-Dietrich (Rock)

Final Thoughts (Metal)

Room 347 (Rock)

The Other Guys Band (Classic Rock)

Sister Sarah Tree (Rock)

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • First Place: $2,000, and opening for a grandstand act
  • Second Place: $1,000, and opening for a grandstand act
  • Third Place: $500

New in 2022: The concert ticket will also allow gate admission for the day of the event when purchased prior to the coming on the fairgrounds. 

Children 2 & under do not require a ticket if they can sit on a person’s lap.

The Mel Hambelton Ford Party Pit is a standing pit that creates a cool and memorable concert experience for fans. It is a place where you can enjoy the concert with friends and be in close proximity to beer and food concessions.

Delivery method is Print-at-Home, Mail or Will Call. 

Please read the confirmation email for additional information after purchasing. Questions - Call the Ticket Office 620-669-3618.


Number of Tickets
Limit 10 tickets per order.

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.