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Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., known as Nelly

Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., known as Nelly, performs in 2015 in Atlanta.

The addition of St. Louis rapper Nelly to the Du Quoin State Fair grandstand lineup rounds out the fair's 2017 music schedule.

Nelly will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the grandstand on the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Tier 1 tickets cost $31, Tier 2 tickets are $28 and Tier 3 tickets are $25. Tickets go on sale Friday. 

When the Illinois Department of Agriculture, which manages the state's two state fairs — the other is in Springfield — announced the initial Du Quoin grandstand lineup in May, the Aug. 26 performer was the only act that was excluded.

Here's the complete grandstand lineup for the 2017 fair. Tickets for all acts except Nelly are on sale now: 

Friday, Aug. 25: Chicago 6

Free concert, general admission

Saturday, Aug. 26: Nelly

Tier 1 $31; Tier 2 $28; Tier 3 $25

Sunday, Aug. 27: Chris Janson / High Valley

Tier 1, $25; Tier 2, $22; Tier 3, $19

Monday, Aug. 28: The Gin Blossoms

Tier 1, $15; Tier 2,  $12; Tier 3, $9

Tuesday, Aug. 29: Granger Smith / Drew Baldridge

Tier 1, $20; Tier 2, $17; Tier 3, $14

Wednesday, Aug. 30: Dueling Pianos International

Free Concert, general admission

Thursday, Aug. 31: Roots & Boots Tour with Sammy Kershaw / Aaron Tippin / Collin Raye

Tier 1, $20; Tier 2, $17; Tier 3, $14

Friday, Sept. 1: Switchfoot / Lifehouse

Tier 1, $33; Tier 2, $30; Tier 3, $27

Saturday, Sept. 2: The Cadillac 3 / Logan Mize / Chris Cavanaugh

Tier 1, $16; Tier 2, $13; Tier 3, $10

Sunday, Sept. 3: USAC Racing Series

Advance tickets $25 adult, $10 child; day-of-race tickets $30 adult, $10 child

Monday, Sept. 4: ARCA Racing Series: General Tire Grabber 100

Advance tickets $25 adult, $10 child; day-of-race tickets $30 adult, $10 child

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