2014 State Fair performers named

Organizers on Wednesday released the performing lineup for this year’s North Dakota State Fair, hosted by Minot July 18-26.

Kicking off with the Grammy-winning trio, Lady Antebellum, and concluding with country singer-songwriter Brad Paisley, fairgoers can also see performances by John Mellencamp, The Charlie Daniels Band, Randy Houser, Florida Georgia Line and Three Days Grace.

With favorites like “Small Town” and “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” Mellencamp will perform the first Saturday, July 19. Platinum-selling rock group Three Days Grace will take the Grandstand on Friday, July 25.

John Mellencamp tickets will be $65 for standing room or reserved seating. When purchasing any Mellencamp ticket, fans can additionally purchase a Three Days Grace ticket for $15 instead of its regular $25 price.

The rest of the lineup can only be seen with the purchase of The Grandstand Country Showpass. The pass costs $85 and comes with the option of standing room or reserved seating tickets available.

Beginning on April 8 at 8 a.m., tickets can be purchased online at (www.ndstatefair.com), on Facebook at (www.face-book.com/ndstatefair), by phone at 852-3247, or in person at the State Fair Center during regular workweek hours.

In addition to the musical acts, NPRA Championship Bull Riding will be held on July 21 and 22. Tickets will be $14 for adults, $6 for ages 7-12 and 6 and under will be free.

Other items that will be available for purchase include season and daily gate passes, Mega Ride carnival passes, Ranch Rodeo tickets, beer tickets and nine-day camping spots.