HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – The 2023 Kansas State Fair is just over a month away, and this year’s Nex-Tech Grandstand lineup is ready to go:


  • Who: Needtobreathe is an American rock band.
  • When: Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $40-70

Carly Pearce with Megan Moroney

  • Who: Pearce is an American country music artist and songwriter, and Moroney is an up-and-coming country artist.
  • When: Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $40-70

Rob Schneider with Byron Kennedy

  • Who: Schneider is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and director. Kennedy is a “rising star in the comedy world,” according to the Kansas State Fair.
  • When: Sunday, Sept. 10. at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $40-750

Demo Derby

  • What: Watch as cars collide and crash into each other, all for prizes and smashing glory. 
  • When: Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $10

Cooper Alan with Frank Ray

  • Who: Alan is an up-and-coming country music artist, and Ray is a traditional country artist with Latin influences.
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $25-500

Matthew West with Anne Wilson

  • Who: West is a Christian artist and songwriter, and Wilson is an up-and-coming contemporary Christian/country artist.
  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $40-750


  • What: Hairball is a Rock & Roll event featuring vocalists Joe Dandy, Kris Vox, and Dave Moody performing a homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world, such as Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith.
  • When: Thursday, Sept. 14. at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $25-40

La Fiera de Ojinage with Oscar Garcia

  • Who: La Fiera de Ojinage is a renowned Mexican regional group, and Oscar Garcia specializes in traditional Mexican music.
  • When: Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $40-750

Ja Rule with Disco Lines

  • Who: Ja Rule is an American rapper, and Disco Lines is a high-energy club DJ.
  • When: Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $40-750

All-Star Monster Trucks

  • What: The biggest names from all across the United States will converge to do battle on a huge course.
  • When: Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.
  • Tickets: $10-45

The fair runs from Sept. 8-17 and is located at 2000 N. Poplar St. in Hutchinson.

To find out more information about the Kansas State Fair, including how to purchase tickets in advance, when you can catch a ventriloquist and magic show, check out marching bands from around the state, witness a hypnotist, or watch artists carve wood with a chainsaw, or simply learn about all things agriculture, click here.