Grammy-nominated Christian rock band Skillet
will shake the Main Stage on opening night of the Fair, Thursday, August 6
. The band formed in 1996 and garnered a massive following behind soaring metal anthems and a relentless touring schedule. Their 2006 album "Comatose" spent 206 weeks on the Billboard Christian Music chart, with the title track winning the GMA Dove Award for Rock Song of the Year. Skillet's newest release "Victorious" reached No. 1 on the Billboard U.S. Christian Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard U.S. Top Rock Albums chart.
Colton Dixon and Ledger open the 7:30 p.m. show. Colton Dixon first gained notoriety during a Top 10 finish on Season 11 of American Idol and has since won two GMA Dove Awards for Best Rock/Contemporary Album ("A Messenger" and "Anchor"). Ledger is the solo alternative rock project of Skillet drummer Jen Ledger.
All seating for this show is reserved. Tickets will be $39 and $29, and include Fair admission.