The Alaska State Fair announced its first batch of entertainment options for the 2023 fair on Thursday, headlined by Megadeth, Blues Traveler and Flogging Molly.
The fair also announced Christian pop duo For King & Country, country rockers Turnpike Troubadours and Grammy-nominated artist Noah Cyrus are scheduled to appear at the 2023 fair, set to run Aug. 18-Sept 4.
Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Thrash metal pioneers Megadeth hit the scene in 1985 and established themselves as a favorite for nearly 40 years. They are scheduled to perform Friday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m., with tickets priced at $69 for reserved and $59 for lawn seating. Fair admission is an additional $10 with purchase of a concert ticket.
Blues Traveler had major hits in 1994 with “Run-Around” and “Hook,” with a sound driven by frontman John Popper’s harmonica. Blues Traveler is set to play Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $59 for reserved and $39 for lawn seating.
Celtic punk rockers Flogging Molly started out as the house band at famed Los Angeles pub Molly Malone’s and evolved into a major national act. Flogging Molly is scheduled to play Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $59 reserved and $49 for lawn seating.
Entertaining runs in the family for Noah Cyrus, with her country singer dad Billy Ray Cyrus and pop star sister Miley Cyrus. Noah Cyrus will close the fair with a performance on Monday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $55 reserved and $45 for lawn seating.
Turnpike Troubadours kick off the fair on Friday, Aug. 18, with a concert scheduled at 7 p.m. The band has continued to garner listeners since its breakout album “Goodbye Normal Street” in 2012. Tickets are $79 for reserved and $59 for lawn seating.
For King and Country is composed of Australian-born brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, who emigrated to the U.S. as children and started performing after settling near Nashville. The group is scheduled to play Monday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $79 reserved and $45 for lawn seating.