LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — A wide variety of artists will be coming to the State Fair of WV this summer, as officials have released the 2021 Concert Series lineup.

The concerts will include major talents, ranging from hip-hop legend Nelly, to country star Brantley Gilbert.

“This year it was really important for us to get something for everybody,” CEO Kelly Collins said. “So we have rap artist, we have country artists, we have an old time rock group that’s fantastic. So we are excited to see people get out and enjoy concerts and enjoy the state fair.”

Concert tickets go on sale May 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. on the State Fair website.

“Right now we are going to sell 100% capacity. If there are state guidelines at that time that include masks in a large setting like that then we will have to enforce those guidelines,” Collins said.

Collins warns do not purchase tickets from a third party website.

“It’s really important that you actually go to the state fair website and purchase your tickets from ETIXS, that’s our ticketing partner,” Collins said. “Every year we have issues were folks are buying from a third party and if there is an issue with the ticket we can’t do anything at that point.”

Below is a list of performing artists and the dates they are scheduled to play:

  • August 12: Nelly
  • August 13: Whiskey Myers with special guest the Steel Woods
  • August 14: for KING & COUNTRY with special guest Rebecca St. James
  • August 15: STYX
  • August 16: Mac Powell & The Family Reunion (Free Admission)
  • August 17: Shenandoah (Free Admission)
  • August 19: Tracy Lawrence and Tracy Byrd
  • August 20: Brantley Gilbert
  • August 21: the Buckin’B Bull Ride

The Concert Series for the 96th annual State Fair of WV will last from August 12 to August 21, 2021. All who attend may be asked to wear masks or follow other social distancing guidelines if mandated by the state at that time.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale Friday, May 21, at 10 AM and may be purchased by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) or by visiting www.statefairofwv.com. The State Fair of West Virginia is not responsible for tickets bought from third party vendors.