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Ohio State Fair announces free live music

COLUMBUS — Ohio State Fair officials have announced free live shows featuring a diverse selection of artists and musicians to appeal to many Ohioans.

Shows will include genres such as classic rock, R&B, country, American folk and funk.

The state fair is adding big-name artists to the roster of talented musicians performing throughout the grounds, featuring Ohio-born musicians and up-and-coming performers from around the country. The fair has added nationally-recognized groups including Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Confederate Railroad, Parrots of the Caribbean and Casee Allen to its line-up.

Shows will be located in three specific areas, including the Main Street Stage, UnitedHealthcare Gazebo Stage and Natural Resources Park amphitheater. Tickets will not be required to attend any of the free live shows, which are included with fair admission.

The list includes:

Big Free Concerts:

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, July 25, 4:30 p.m., Natural Resources Park amphitheater

Confederate Railroad, July 25, 8:30 p.m., Main Street Stage

Parrots of the Caribbean (Dayton), July 27, 8 p.m., Main Street Stage

Casee Allen (Coshocton), Aug. 1, 8:30 p.m., Main Street Stage

Main Street Stage:

AC Jones (Youngstown), Aug. 2, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Dean Simms Centennial Band (Springfield), July 26, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Eric Sowers Band (Tiffin), July 31, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Funky Waters (Dublin), Aug. 4, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Jay Clark Band (Springboro), July 24, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Los Aztecas (Millbury), Aug. 3, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Perfect Timing (Pataskala), Aug. 4, noon and 2 p.m.

Recess (North Royalton), Aug. 3, noon and 2 p.m.

Southern Cross Band (Streetsboro), July 29, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Troubled Waters Band (Clayton), July 30, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Vindys (Youngstown), July 28, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

UnitedHealthcare Gazebo Stage:

Dave Hawkins (Newark), July 28, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Enablers (Warren), July 31, noon and 2 p.m.

Gina Brooklyn (Wadsworth), Aug. 4, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Glen Shelton, Aug. 3, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

JP Chandler, July 30, noon and 2 p.m.

Katie Davis (Columbus), Aug. 2, noon and 2 p.m.

Lisa Mary, July 24, noon and 2 p.m.

Mitch Kirkpatrick (Lancaster), July 27, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Renata, July 29, noon and 2 p.m.

This N That (Toledo), July 26, noon and 2 p.m.

Tyler Stephens, Aug. 1, noon and 2 p.m.

Unlawful (Columbus), July 24, noon and 2 p.m.

Natural Resources Park amphitheater:

The Mighty Troubadours (Columbus), July 24, 4:30 p.m.

The Ohio State Fair’s Media Guide is available at www.ohiostatefair.com/media-registration.

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