DU QUOIN — Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick will take the grandstand this summer as part of the Du Quoin State Fair entertainment lineup.
Their performance is set for Sunday, Aug. 26.
With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum albums, Cheap Trick is a musical institution. Best known for timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick is considered one of the most covered bands of all time.
Tickets will go on sale later this spring. Prices will range from $21 to $27. Ticketmaster and Du Quoin State Fair Box Office are the only authorized outlets to sell concert tickets for the State Fair grandstand.
Cheap Trick formed in 1974 in Rockford.
“Southern Illinois will be a key player in the state’s Bicentennial celebration,” State Fair Manager Luke Sailer said in a news release. “It seems only fitting to welcome this highly successful Illinois band to help our state mark such a historic occasion.”
More information about this year's fair and entertainment lineup will be released in the coming weeks and months, according to the news release, including details on how the fair will mark the Illinois bicentennial.
The Du Quoin State Fair will run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 3.